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Shooshan honored for philanthropy

John ShooshanJohn G. Shooshan has been named “Outstanding Philanthropist” by the Washington, D.C. Metro Area Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He was nominated by Volunteers of America Chesapeake and the Arlington Community Foundation for the work he does on behalf of the homeless population in the Arlington area.

In 2012, John established the 100 Homes Campaign Fund with a contribution of $500,000 after successfully negotiating with Arlington officials to reach an agreement that the county would match it. In 2009, John contributed $100,000 to established the Emergency Needs-Homelessness Prevention Fund at the Arlington Community Foundation to provide rent, food and services to those that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Arlington. In the last five years alone, John has given more than 2.4 Million to charity.

Shooshan was chosen through a rigorous nomination process organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals D.C. In partnership with organizations throughout the Washington area, Shooshan and other philanthropic
honorees were selected based on their achievements in improving the quality of life in the region, exemplifying the highest spirit of philanthropic generosity and leadership and will be honored at the 12th Annual National Capital Philanthropy Day awards luncheon Nov. 12, 2013.

Shooshan is also acting chairman of The Shooshan Company, a real estate development firm based in Arlington.