Event Date: November 4, 2022
Event Time: 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Save the date and break out your best bowties & fascinators!
This year’s Gala, the Race for Colchester, is Kentucky Derby inspired.
Can’t wait to see you there in your Derby best!
There will be complimentary valet parking at the hotel available. We will have passes for our guests to use when they request their vehicle.
Attire: Black tie optional. Costumes welcome.
Friday, November 4, 2022
6:30pm – 11:00pm
The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
6:30pm – Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:00pm – Gaming Tables Open
7:30 PM – Dinner Stations Open
8:45pm – Program, Awards, Live Auction
9:30pm – Dessert Station Opens
11:00pm – Conclusion
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be practicing recommended social distancing guidelines.
Event check-in for guests will be conducted via telephone the week of the gala to assist in social distancing and to help answer any questions guests may have about the event experience.
At this time, we are not anticipating a virtual option. However, we are prepared to adjust our event plans as necessary and will communicate with guests any changes.

The Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services (GSH) Annual Gala is the organization’s largest and
most important fundraiser of the year. Since 1974, Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services has
been reducing homelessness and enabling self-sufficiency by providing permanent affordable housing,
emergency financial services, budget counseling and case management to working households in Fairfax County.
GSH has successfully housed thousands of neighbors in need, with their numbers growing every year.