Ellen and Mike Jennings from BEI at Best of Reston kickoff event

BEI recognized as 2019 Best of Reston honoree


BEI is happy to announce that we have been named a 2019 Best of Reston Honoree. This award is given each year to organizations and individuals that have demonstrated significant contributions to the greater Reston/Herndon area through their philanthropy and volunteerism.

BEI is a technology company that is focused on people. Voted one of the Best Places to Work in Washington D.C., we take pride in our company culture of volunteerism.

Our volunteer efforts have included Reston schools, sports and scouting, Reston Swim Team Association, the Northern Virginia Maker Faire, Artemis House, and the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee. We also provide IT services to the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Reston Arts Center.

Being involved in our community is such an enriching experience and we couldn’t be more proud of our team!

BEI would like to congratulate all of the 2019 Best of Reston Honorees!

About Best of Reston

Nearly three decades ago, Cornerstones and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce came together in a unique collaboration that demonstrates our mutual commitment to the guiding principles of our community established by Reston founder Robert E. Simon and a shared philosophy that the collective contributions of individuals, businesses, civic and community institutions and organizations are necessary to build and sustain thriving and enriching communities. This partnership is celebrated each year in a community awards celebration.

The 28th Anniversary of the Cornerstones of Our Community Best of Reston Awards, presented in partnership by Cornerstones and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, will be held on April 4th at the Hyatt Regency Reston, hosted by Julian M. Setian, President & CEO of SOS International.

This unique gala and networking event brings together guests to honor individuals, businesses, civic and community organizations that have demonstrated significant contributions to the greater Reston/Herndon area through their philanthropy and volunteerism.

About Cornerstones

Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services. The annual Best of Reston Gala is presented by Cornerstones and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce with proceeds from the celebration benefiting Cornerstones.

In its 28th year, the Gala’s proceeds support Cornerstone’s multiple programs for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services, including the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, transitional housing and the Laurel Learning Center. During Fiscal Year 2018, Cornerstones served approximately 16,920 individuals, including 3,384 families and 6,621 children in northwestern Fairfax County who were experiencing homelessness, living in poverty or facing other needs.