Thank you, donors – Dr. Hanh Chau, Middleburg Animal Hospital – and many more

In this season of Thanksgiving, I would like to express gratitude to all the friends and colleagues who have donated to the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund and have thereby contributed to keeping Greg’s radiant spirit alive.

I established this Fund on April 22, 2016 (Earth Day), with proceeds from selling Greg’s vintage car collection. Since then, a total of 65 individuals or families have contributed to the Fund – in addition to dozens who previously contributed to organizations I designated to receive funds in Greg’s memory.

This week, I am proudly sharing profiles of some of Greg’s and my favorite Greater Washington small business owners who have contributed to the Fund, along with a shout-out to all donors who have authorized me to identify them by name.

~ Alysoun



mahDr. Hanh Chau, Middleburg Animal Hospital and Family Veterinary Hospital of Stone Ridge:  A few months after Greg and I moved to our Middleburg farm in 2013, Dr. Chau expanded from her base at Family Vet of Stone Ridge to re-open Middleburg Animal Hospital just down the road from us.  It was a small miracle for us to have such an outstanding vet so close – and we quickly registered our dogs Fox and Marina and our five cats with the practice.

itchyThen, within a few weeks, we adopted Itchy, who was heartworm positive and was initially given only 6-12 months to live.  And another miracle occurred:  Dr. Chau was able to cure Itchy of his heartworm disease, and he is still alive and well more than three years later!  Dr. Chau continues to care for all my dogs and cats, and has been a generous donor to the Greg Fund, in addition to others who include:

  • Alejandro Aguilar
  • Scott Barnum
  • Bob Benedict, Northwood Construction Inc.
  • Keith Bickel
  • Julie Borneman, Watermark Woods
  • Judy Cheske
  • Nancy Cule
  • Jeana Curro
  • Maria Di Paolo-Greer
  • Tim Fricker, Bikes@Vienna
  • Ann and Tony Garvey
  • Stephanie Gentile
  • Matt Giammarinaro
  • Nicole Hamilton
  • Stephen Hanchey
  • Jason Holstine, Amicus Green Building Center
  • Joni and Paul Jablansky
  • Marielle Jan de Beur
  • Leslie Jay and Larry Seltzer
  • Susan R. Johnson
  • Jim Jones
  • Stephanie Jones
  • Nanna Jonsson
  • Lisa Kirchenbauer
  • Adam and Krisztina Kobor
  • Caroline Kuhfahl
  • Ilona Lantos
  • Anish S. Lohokare
  • Dan Lynch
  • Desmond E. Macauley
  • Ryan and Huyen MacMichael
  • Brian Maddox
  • Jessica and Bruce McNair
  • Mary Martin
  • Dana Meeker
  • Greta N. Morris
  • Michael and Jennifer Nardacci
  • James E. North
  • Diana Ok
  • Debbie Pedro
  • Sarah Pitman
  • Stephanie Skinner
  • Mildred Fletcher “Bucky” Slater
  • Stephen and Elizabeth Ward
  • Charlie Williams
  • Lisa Woods
  • Gary Zhu

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