Thank you for your support of Full Circle!

Please enjoy some photographs from this year’s event, and we look forward to seeing you in 2025!

All photography courtesy of Cat McCarthy Creative.

Full Circle’s 10th Annual Live Your Dash Luncheon brings attention to a seemingly insignificant mark – the dash. That dash signifies something important — your time here on Earth. During the luncheon, we share stories and celebrate people who are fully living their dash and turning life’s challenges into something meaningful. We celebrate those who have been moved by their mission or desire to make a difference. We honor resiliency, hope, and growth.

All event proceeds will help fund our grief support groups and educational programs. Our goal is to raise $75,000 to ensure our ongoing support groups continue to be offered free of charge to those grieving in our community.

10th Annual Live Your Dash Luncheon

Thursday, April 25, 2024

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Richmond, VA 23226

$80 per ticket or $150 for two tickets

Emcee: Jasmine Turner, NBC 12

Music: Cindy Jennings, Healing Harp

Dona Rodgers, Mother of Morgan

Co-Founder, Board Chairwoman, and President of Morgan’s Message, a nonprofit that aims to eliminate mental health stigma, especially for student-athletes.

Dona Rodgers grew up in Connecticut and graduated from James Madison University where she was a member of the gymnastics team before early retirement due to injury. She had the privilege of raising three children, Austin, Aberle, and Morgan, before managing The Retreat at Eastwood, an event venue in Warrenton, Virginia. She currently resides in Warrenton, Virginia with her husband, Kurt.

Sara Fender, The Caring Closet

Brandon Lovee, LOVEE TEAHC, LLC

Taylor Scott, RVA Community Fridges

Paige Wilson, Naborforce

Jenny Bittmann, in memory of Alan Bittmann

The Caring Closet, in honor of Caring Closet volunteers

The Carpenter Family, in memory of Logan Gray Carpenter

Chesapeake Bank

Paula Clift-Nissley, in memory of Bryan Clift

The Comiso Frank Family, in memory of Gerry Backlund

The Cowart Team

Friends of Mary Hummer, in memory of Charles Lykins, Denny Walker, and Gabe Henderson

The Jones Family, in honor of our family and friends

The Kastelberg Family, in memory of Bill Kastelberg

LB Educational Services, in memory of Mark and Elaine Baker

The Lucy Family, in honor of Anna Glisson and Vernon Lucy

Emily and Chris Orfan, in memory of Stuart Ainsworth and Truman Orfan

The Owen Family, in memory of Tessa Jewell Owen

Friends and Family of Nikhil and Beena Parekh, in memory of Smt. Lilavati J. Parekh

Faisal and Traci Qureshi

Salomon & Ludwin, LLC, in memory of Jim and Barbara Harper

James Strum, in honor of Sherwood Strum

The Venable Family, in memory of Peggy Venable

The Wheless Family Stewardship Fund, in memory of Olivia Knighton

Bonnie Williams-Harris, in memory of Scott Harris and Debra Williams

Bar West

Jenni Boyd


Clover, Clementine, & Ashby

Fred Astaire Richmond

Holiday Barn Pet Resort

The Jefferson Hotel

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lustre by Adolf

The Queen’s Library

River City Roll

RVA on Wheels

Total Wine & More

Triangle Rock Club



Are you or your business interested in becoming an event sponsor?

Follow our link below to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities for Live Your Dash 2024!

Take a listen to our 20 minute radio interview with Kat Simons (Sports 910, 106.5 The Beat, Mix 98.1, XL102, Q94, WRVA & BigCountry98.5) about Full Circle and our Live Your Dash event below!