On November 5, the Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR) in Reston, Virginia, held its annual reception, honoring some of the area’s most dedicated arts supporters and raising crucial funds so that the organization can continue its valuable work of creating a more vibrant, desirable community through the arts.
During the event, IPAR gave surprise recognition to Joe Ritchey, the Principal of Prospective Inc. and Board Chairman and President at IPAR. In October, Prospective Inc., real-estate brokerage and consulting firm, was honored with a BCA 10 award from Americans for the Arts, which recognizes the best businesses partnering with the arts in America.
Americans for the Arts was proud to be a part of IPAR’s event. Jay Dick, Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs at Americans for the Arts and a Commissioner at Virginia Commission for the Arts informed the attendees of Ritchey and Prospective Inc.’s remarkable dedication. Mike Collins, Outreach Director for Congressman Gerry Connolly, also said a few words on Ritchey’s behalf. Several members of the IPAR community, including Executive Director Anne Delaney, had the opportunity to join us at the BCA 10 gala celebration at the Central Park Boathouse in New York on October 6, 2015.
Photo: Joe Ritchey (left) with Jay Dick (right) and the BCA 10 award. Photo courtesy of Anne Delaney.