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Privilege Award

A Bernie L. Bates Foundation, Inc.

Community Recognition Event

On this occasion, please join the Bernie L. Bates Foundation, Inc., as it formally recognizes members of the Fairfax community who have most closely followed the tenets and principles practiced by the late Lord Fairfax, Col. Marion “Barney” Barnwell, USA, (Ret).

Colonel, Marion "Barney" Barnwell, USA, (Ret)

As a pillar in the Fairfax community Col. Barnwell, a community activist with a demonstrated history of community involvement and volunteerism consistently demonstrated a “pay it forward” mentality.
Marion Barnwell’s commitment to helping others was unparalleled even as he inspired his fellow volunteers through his passion for service and humble, reliable leadership.

Privilege Award Program

The Privilege Award
Program Explained

Privilege Award


Register to Attend

Donate to the Cause

There is no charge for this special event, however, your philanthropic donation to the Bernie L. Bates Foundation, Inc. would be much appreciated.  Your support will make a difference in our efforts to have a positive impact on our community.

“your donation is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.”​

About Our Keynote Speaker

This year's program will highlight the remarkable Astrophysicist, Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi. He is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Streets to the Stars. Dr. Oluseyi is an internationally-recognized astrophysicist, science TV personality, and global education advocate who has had a long, distinguished career in academia and scientific research.

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