Friday, October 30, 2009

Ann Rodriguez

Ann RodriguezIt is with considerable sadness that I share with you that Ann Rodriguez passed away yesterday after a valiant struggle with cancer.

A thirty year resident of Reston, Ann was active in local arts, civic and business communities. She was a member of the board of directors of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, a member of the Reston Hospital Board of Trustees and served for six years on the board of GRACE, the Greater Reston Arts Center. She was a member of the boards of Virginians for the Arts and the Lorton Arts Foundation. In 2004 she became the President and CEO of the Arts Council of Fairfax County. As their President and CEO, Ann was the "face" of the arts in Fairfax County.

There will be no public funeral arrangements. A true supporter of the arts in Fairfax County, Ann requested that in lieu of flowers a contribution to the Arts Council of Fairfax County would be appreciated. Contributions may be sent to Arts Council of Fairfax County, 4022 Hummer Road, Annandale VA 22003.


The Right Reverend James W. Bailey said...

Years ago I worked with Ann at the Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, Virginia. Ann was a rock of stability during a period of expansion at GRACE, including its move to its new arts center at Reston Town Center. Ann had a deep love and appreciation of art and artists. She was always very encouraging and supportive of my photography. She was a wonderful leader of the Arts Council of Fairfax County. She will be greatly missed.

Unknown said...

hi Lenny...
so this is the day we find your wonderful blog...
our hearts go out to the community..
mona & the gaffer girls
have a wonderful weekend Lenny..