ABOUT US

 
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Celebrate! RVA is a non-profit organization with a simple mission: to give disadvantaged children a memorable birthday celebration in a safe and fun environment.

We believe in love and joy and how that can impact the heart of a child. We believe that joy from something as simple as a birthday party can transform a child and impact their lives in countless ways. All children deserve to experience joy and be given the opportunity to celebrate their special day, no matter their circumstances.

 
 
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Joy

We let children be children through the simple joy of a birthday party... Everyone deserves a party!

 
 
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When Julia Warren was 16, she experienced a profound moment that forever changed the trajectory of her life. After asking a child she was tutoring how old he was and when he was born - she was met with a simple yet stunning response: “I don’t know. I think I was born when it was cold out.” After grappling with how a child could not know something as simple as their birthday, Julia founded the non-profit, celebrate! RVA, in January of 2013.

She currently serves as the Executive Director and is a firm believer in the power of a celebration and how joy can impact a childs heart. Passionate about creating meaningful impact, Julia also works closely with corporate and small business sponsors to help create a culture of community giving and philanthropy. She was named one of The Prospect’s 20 Under 20 in 2015, as well as the Law Firm of Allen & Allen’s 2015 Hometown Heroes.

 
 
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Chair | Caroline Logan, Virginia Tourism Corporation

Loren Phillips, Capital One

Chelsea Moring, Illumination Events Studio

Christina Dick, TFB Agency

Ashley Young, Patient First