Celebrating 20 Years of Computer CORE

Founder and event chair Debra Roepke invites you to join CORE for our 20th Anniversary on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at 6:00 pm.
Location: 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203 (NRECA), Metro accessible and on-site parking available.

Celebrate with us as we recognize Lynn O’Connell for her 10 years of visionary leadership and welcome Donna Walker James, incoming director, as she takes CORE into our next decade!

Speakers include:

  • Justin Wilson, Alexandria Mayor and 6-year CORE board member
  • Tobi Printz-Platnick, the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • Deb Roepke, Computer CORE Founder
  • Adam Schau, Computer CORE Board Chair

Student/alumni tickets are $20; otherwise $50 (18 and over).
Tickets can be purchased online or at the event.

  • Festive attire
  • Multiple cuisines featured
  • Cash bar: wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Alcohol-free tables available

If you’d like to donate, perhaps you can sponsor a current student for $20 or one of our current classes for $240! Of course, any amount is much appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you at 6pm on Saturday, November 16. Location: 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203, Metro accessible and on-site parking available.

Get your tickets or donate!

Special anniversary sponsorships available

Computer CORE sponsorship levels

$25,000 Excels Beyond: Top billing recognition at the event and on all event materials; sponsorship of CORE’s 20th Anniversary video; signage options at event. 16 event tickets.

$10,000 Raises the Bar: Recognition on all event and event materials; thank you from stage. Co-sponsorship of CORE video. 8 event tickets.

$5,000 Outdoes Expectations: Recognition at event, in program and from the stage. 6 event tickets.

$1,000 Commits to CORE: Recognition at event and in program. 4 event tickets.

If you are interested in sponsoring the anniversary event, please contact us at CORE20thSponsors@gmail.com. Your support is much appreciated!

Thank you to our event sponsors!

$25,000 ~ Excels Beyond!

  • Friends of the Founder

$10,000 ~ Raises the Bar

  • Hinz Consulting
  • Computer CORE Board of Directors

$5,000 ~ Outdoes Expectations

  • 20th Anniversary Event Committee
  • HonestAire Heating & Air Conditioning/Donna Walker James

$1,000 ~ Commits to CORE

  • Justin and Haley Darkoch
  • DonorPerfect
  • Connie Hansen & David Eckerson
  • Hess Collins Family Foundation
  • Kenneth Neidorf
  • William & Brenda Romenius
  • Ruth Roush
  • Susan Townsend
  • Mike & Alison Trimble


  • Jeannette Davis, in memory of Thomas Pyle
  • David Drake
  • Jim Ewalt
  • John Giglio
  • Adron Krekeler
  • Brenda Linzbach
  • Kami McClelland
  • Chris Miller
  • Stephanie Mount
  • Del Pepper
  • Dawn Terminella
  • James Whitehead, Jr.
  • Lloyd Wolf, Photography


  • Jonathan Mintz
  • JoAnn Musgrave
  • Hank & Gayle Schlenker
  • Michele Skoog
  • Gretchen Steenstra
  • Alan Stillman
  • Karen Tokarsky
  • Justin Wilson
  • Joe Youcha