2023 Inova Honors

Friday, November 3, 2023 | 6PM
Virtual on Zoom or In Person at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

When you need emergency care – Inova is here.

When minutes matter, Inova’s Emergency Medicine and Trauma Teams respond with specialized expertise and compassion. Along with our region’s first responders, Inova stands ready for the most serious and life-threatening situations to provide you and your loved ones with the highest level of care available at 11 emergency room locations, including Northern Virginia’s only Level I Trauma Center.

See the impact on Friday, November 3, and help recognize the tireless and dedicated healthcare professionals with Inova’s Medicine and Trauma Teams.

Support Inova Honors with a donation of any size and you will receive a ticket to the virtual program and will help strengthen emergency and trauma care for the entire community—when and where you need it.

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Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center Presents

Top Cancer Risk Factors You May Not Know

August 23, 2023 | 2 – 3 p.m. | Webinar

Everyday environmental factors can put you at a higher likelihood for developing cancer, but understanding your risks and taking action could save your life. The Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center is on the forefront of educating our community and developing ways for you to mitigate your own risk factors. Join us to learn what advances have been made in cancer detection and prevention and how small changes can improve your future health.

We will be joined by Inova Schar Cancer experts:

  • (Moderator) Sage Bolte, PhD, Chief Philanthropy Officer and President, Inova Health Foundation
  • John F. Deeken, MD, President, Inova Schar Cancer Institute
  • Rebecca D. Kaltman, MD,  Executive Director, Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center
  • Jennifer Bires, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Executive Director, Life with Cancer



Pitfalls and Red Flags for Estate Planning

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 | 1 – 1:45 p.m. | Webinar

Learn about the most common mistakes in estate planning, how to avoid them and plan your estate to maximize your values and minimize or eliminate taxes. Inova Health Foundation’s Steven Norris, CFRE, Vice President, Philanthropy and Vince McElligott, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, are back again to guide you on your estate planning journey. They will highlight the basics and introduce techniques you can apply right away. If you’re one of the six in 10 Americans who doesn’t have a will, your estate plan is out of date or you want to learn more about tax-smart gifts, this webinar is for you.

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Checking Up on COVID-19

A Briefing with Inova Leaders moderated by:
Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, CST
Chief Philanthropy Officer & President of Inova Health Foundation

When: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Inova Leaders:
Stephen Motew, MD, MHA, FACS
Chief, Clinical Enterprise

Chapy Venkatesan, MD
Chief Quality and Safety Officer

Rebecca Levorson, MD
System Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease

The latest COVID-19 surge is producing a lot of confusion. As Inova’s closest friends, we want you to have direct access to Inova’s top experts, whose teams are at the forefront of battling COVID-19 and keeping you safe. Tune in for critical updates on COVID-19, plus the latest on testing, proper masking, the Omicron variant and resources available to you.


Embracing Aging with Inova: Getting Wiser about Getting Older

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 1:00 p.m.
Our Inova Experts:
Health Screenings: Dr. Camille Horton Thompson & Dr. Richrad Broderick
Heart and Vascular Health: Dr. Abdulla Damluji
Pain Management: Dr. Greg Fischer
Brain Health: Dr. Sean Rogers
Event Details:
Aging is inevitable, but aging with vitality is achievable. Make your “virtual rounds” with our roster of Inova experts specializing in preventative health and aging. In rotating breakout rooms, you will have access to each of our physicians who are ready to answer your questions, give tips and debunk myths. Balancing life and prioritizing yourself is challenging, and we want to give you the best tools for maximizing your health as you get older. Plus an opportunity to connect with your fellow Inova supporters!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Webinar: 5 – 6PM
Limited in-person opportunities available

Inside Inova’s Transformation: A Conversation with Philanthropic Partners

Join us for this exclusive insider conversation with Inova leaders and you, our philanthropic partners. Inova is transforming healthcare in our region in truly remarkable ways – and your philanthropy is helping to drive that success. Inova President and CEO, J. Stephen Jones, MD, MBA, FACS and five of Inova’s regional leaders will take take us inside the Inova network to explore the innovation and collaboration that is at the core of our world-class, patient-centered, seamless model of healthcare. By sharing powerful real-world examples of mission moments, our leaders will inspire you to stand with Inova as we achieve our vision to be among the leading healthcare systems in the nation.

Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, CST, Chief Philanthropy Officer & President, Inova Health Foundation

Laura Evans Manatos, President & Founder, Laura Evans Media

Interview with
J. Stephen Jones, MD, MBA, FACS, President and CEO, Inova Health System

Thought Leaders
Rina Bansal, MD, MBA, President, Inova Alexandria Hospital

Susan T. Carroll, FACHE, MHA, MBA, President, Inova Loudoun Hospital

Raj Chand, MD, President, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Steve Narang, MD, MHCM, President, Inova Fairfax Hospital

Roberta Tinch, MHA, FACHE, President, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Vice President & Administrator, Musculoskeletal Service Line

For information on registration, please email SpecialEvents@inova.org.


Is Estate Planning for Me?

June 9, 2022 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Hosted by Inova Health Foundation’s, Steven P. Norris, CFRE, Vice President, Philanthropy and Vince McElligott, FCEP, Senior Philanthropic Advisor. This conversational session will cover the importance of having an up-to-date estate plan, benefits for you, your heirs and charitable strategies that provide income and tax savings.

Please note this event is now only available virtually.

Webinar | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.



Inova Center for Advanced Medical Simulation (ICAMS) Tour

When: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | 2 – 3 p.m.

Where: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, 3300 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA

ICAMS provides simulated teaching and learning to enhance patient safety, teamwork, critical thinking, and research. You will be immersed in our clinical education rooms, labor & delivery space, operating suite, mock ambulance, and much more. And you might even get the chance to patch up a few stitches!


Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 27 to Katie Lee at Kathleen.Lee@inova.org OR (703) 289-2072


Inova’s Advanced Surgical Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) Tour

When: Thursday, August 4, 2022 | 2 – 3 p.m.

Where: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, 3300 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA

Inova’s ASTEC facility is the most technologically advanced surgery simulation facility in the region. The center provides surgeons, surgical residents, and medical teams training to improve skills and allow for observation and evaluation to benefit patient care and safety. In this tour you will see our operating room environments and practice with actual medical equipment used in laparoscopic surgeries.


Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 27 to Katie Lee at Kathleen.Lee@inova.org OR (703) 489-2391


15th Annual Joan Hisaoka “Make a Difference” Gala

Saturday, September 17, 2022 | 6PM
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

To honor the memory of Joan Hisaoka and in an effort to continue to fulfill her desire to help others living with cancer and to raise money to support organizations that bring hope and healing to those faced with serious illness, we hope you will join us for the 15th Anniversary Joan Hisaoka “Make a Difference” Gala on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 6 p.m.

The main beneficiary will be Life with Cancer, the educational and emotional support program of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. The mission of Life with Cancer is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing education, information and support. Life with Cancer programs are provided at no cost to the cancer patients of all ages and their loved ones regardless of where treatment is received, thanks to the generous support of the community.

In addition, the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts will receive a portion of the proceeds from the gala. Located in Washington, D.C., the Smith Center provides creative and wellness resources for people living with cancer as well as the local community at large.

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Support Your Favorite Charities AND
Keep Your Cash!

Understanding Tax Benefits and Income Opportunities

October 11, 2022 | 1 – 1:45 p.m. | Webinar

Hosted by Steven Norris, CFRE, Vice President of Philanthropy and Vince McElligott, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Inova Health Foundation. Join us for this timely webinar that will provide information about unique gifting opportunities of property and securities that allow you to support your favorite charities and keep your disposable income. Many of these options can provide tax savings to you right now!



Friday, November 4, 2022 | 6PM
Virtual on Zoom or In Person at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Each year, Inova Honors, our signature fundraising event, recognizes and celebrates excellence at Inova.

This year, we are pleased to recognize team members and programs that touch the lives of tens of thousands of patients and families in our community—Inova Behavioral Health Services.

The continuing pandemic has created a mental health epidemic, with alarming rates of depression, anxiety and suicide. It has also created unprecedented levels of awareness and de-stigmatization, helping individuals facing mental health crises realize they are not alone.

Our goal is to raise $3 million through event sponsorships, ticket sales and auction proceeds that will strengthen Behavioral Health programs, shine a light on this critical issue and expand access for our community. Through your partnership and support, we can ensure that each patient receives the expert care they need and deserve.

For information including ticket and sponsorship purchases, click below:

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Dining with Docs: Getting Wiser about Getting Older

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Our Inova Experts:
Behavioral Health: Linda Lang, MD, President, Inova Behavioral Health Service Line
Nutrition: Sashi Dayaratna, MD, Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Inova’s CHHE Geriatrics and Advance Illness Program
Pain Management: Dr. Greg Fischer
Impact of Sleep: Eric Sklar, MD, Medical Director, Inova Sleep Disorders Program
Event Details:
Join us for our first in-person lunch since 2019! Meet with Inova medical leaders to learn more about the wonders of aging and how you live your best life. We’ll begin with a lively panel discussion led by Chief Philanthropy Officer and President of Inova Health Foundation, Dr. Sage BolteOver lunch, our guests will mix and mingle with Inova physicians and clinical leaders who specialize in nutrition and wellness, sleep disorders, behavioral health and much more. 

Values-Based Estate Planning

June 6, 2023 | 1 – 1:45 p.m. | Webinar

Do you want to plan for your loved ones and direct where your social capital goes instead of the government? Make sure you decide where your assets go! Join Inova Health Foundation’s Steven Norris, CFRE, Vice President, Philanthropy, and Vince McElligott, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, for this webinar where you will learn about creating a plan that reflects your values and goals. If you, like more than 60% of Americans, have an estate plan that is more than three years old, it may be time to update it. If your plan doesn’t reflect your values and goals, it’s time for a checkup. This webinar is for you. 


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