Paula Lettice and Dominion Energy Receive Awards at Good Shepherd Housing’s Annual Gala

Nov 11, 2020

Alexandria, Virginia — Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services (GSH) honored Paula Lettice and Dominion Energy for their contributions to affordable housing at the annual Let Your Light Shine Gala on Friday, November 6, 2020. “Paula Lettice and Dominion Energy remain steadfast supporters of our affordable housing mission, even in this challenging environment,” said David Levine, President and CEO of GSH. “We are pleased that we were able to recognize them this past weekend at our first-ever hybrid gala.”

Paula Lettice and Candice Bennett

From left to right: Paula Lettice, Candice Bennett

GSH honored former GSH Board Member Paula Lettice with the Joseph T. Adinaro Humanitarian Award. The award honors individuals for outstanding contributions that have improved the lives of low-income families and individuals through their work with Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services. Lettice has been a steadfast and committed supporter of Good Shepherd Housing for many years. As a Board officer and member of the Strategic Planning Committee, she was instrumental in the adoption of the 2011 five-year strategic plan. In her role as Board Treasurer, she advanced the financial reporting of the agency and created a strong foundation for our long-term financial sustainability. 

Lettice has always supported Good Shepherd Housing and its mission through ongoing volunteerism, event planning, and philanthropy. She continues to broaden awareness of Good Shepherd Housing’s affordable housing mission and exemplifies the spirit of the Adinaro Award in her contributions to improving the lives of the less fortunate.

Peggy Fox (Dominion Energy), Candice Bennett (GSH), Fatimah Ogungbade (Dominion Energy)

From left to right: Peggy Fox (Dominion Energy), Candice Bennett (GSH), Fatimah Ogungbade (Dominion Energy)

GSH also honored Dominion Energy with its annual Philanthropy Award. This past summer, Good Shepherd Housing and Dominion Energy strengthened their partnership and shared commitment to affordable housing in the community. Good Shepherd Housing was awarded support from Dominion Energy to complete energy efficiency upgrades on forty of our housing units in the Colchester Towne community. These substantial upgrades and investments in our housing will improve the quality of life for our residents and the community. Additionally, Dominion Energy and its charitable foundation recently committed $5 million to help community reconciliation and rebuilding across the company’s 20-state footprint.


About Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services

Since 1974, GSH has been reducing homelessness and enabling self-sufficiency by providing permanent affordable housing, emergency financial services, budget counseling and case management to working families in Fairfax County. Earning numerous accolades for their work, GSH received the 2013 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, and was named one of the best nonprofits by the 2018-2019 Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy.