About the Community Impact Award & Arlington Free Clinic
The second award given this year is the Community Impact Award. This year the recipient is the Arlington Free Clinic, founded in 1984. No one thinks of the Arlington Free Clinic without thinking of Dr. Joseph Backer, former President and an early founder of the clinic; Nancy Pallesen, its first Executive Director; and Dr. Thomas Connally, head of medical care. These remarkable leaders helped to forge one of the most successful and impactful nonprofits in our County. With over 11,000 low-income, uninsured Arlingtonians, the Arlington Free Clinic, through its professional staff and over 500 volunteer specialists, offers a broad array of medical services. Last year it provided almost 3,000 primary care visits, over 1,200 specialty care visits, 600 physical therapy visits and over 800 dental visits, to name a few. Its impact in our community has been life-saving and invaluable.
Founded in 1991, the Arlington Community Foundation is an independent charitable organization that uses the power of philanthropy and its role as community convener and catalyst to improve the quality of life in Arlington. The Foundation provides philanthropic leadership and raises capital for grants and scholarships to address community needs now and in the future. The Arlington Community Foundation has awarded over $15 million in college scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.arlcf.org.
Arlington Community Foundation
818 N. Quincy Street, Suite 103
Arlington, VA 22203