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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.

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About Our Keynote Speaker

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Since 1998, Ed has been principal of Ed Tate & Associates, LLC, a professional development firm that provides keynote presentations and workshops, as well as in-person and do-it-yourself tools and expertise on High-Stakes Business Presentations: How to Sell Products, Services and Yourself!

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.”​

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