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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

 

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Jason Holstine, Amicus Green Building Center: Greg and I bought our little farm and converted barn house in 2012 – and for the first time in our lives, we could afford to renovate our home in just the way we wanted. Greg was determined to use as many eco-friendly materials as possible – and he was thrilled to discover Amicus Green Building Center in Kensington, MD. We spent many weekends at Jason’s store that year, picking out Forest Stewardship Council certified wood cabinets, Richlite recycled paper countertops, Fireclay Debris recycled tiles (pictured), and more.   Once our renovation was complete and we had moved into our house, Greg delighted in taking our guests on “tours”, always making a special point to highlight the eco-friendly materials. Today, I continue to receive many compliments on these features of the house. I am grateful to Jason for being among donors to the Greg Fund, who also include:

 

  • Alejandro Aguilar
  • Scott Barnum
  • Bob Benedict, Northwood Construction Inc.
  • Keith Bickel
  • Julie Borneman, Watermark Woods
  • Hanh Chau, Middleburg Animal Hospital and Family Veterinary Hospital of Stone Ridge
  • 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
  • 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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