Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

CoStar Group

Koons of Silver Spring, Inc

The InterTech Group

Jim Koons Automotive Group

Silver Sponsors

Wrobel Family Foundation

Magoosh, Inc.

Gharad SAT + ACT Prep

CLC Agency

Bronze Sponsors

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

The Young Hearts Foundation

Land Design Consultants

Pond Roofing

Hero Circle Sponsors

Kearney & Company

Monumental Sports & Entertainment


Aquaman Pool Service, Inc. 


Halpern Financial, Inc

Principle Choice Solutions, LLC

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The TJX Companies, Inc.

Greater Potomac Retina

SN Office, LLC

The Donohue Family Foundation

Baywood Hotels

Aurora Innovations LLC

Moran Holdings


Clark Construction Group, LLC

Hercules Fence

Nasatka Barrier, Incorporated


Donatelli Development

Crowe LLP

Starboard Value 

Kohlberg & Company

The Banner Team- Long and Foster Real Estate

Hartman Design Group, Inc.

Lobkovich Inc

Arlington Magazine

JMI Equity

Joseph Greenwald & Laake PA and partner Brian Markovitz

Self Storage Plus

Rock Spring Contracting, LLC

Koons of Bethesda

NOVA Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine

Linder Global Events

MCM Capital

Capitol Chimney Service

Dynamic Dental Care

Ruggeri Parks Weinberg LLP

American Land Title Association

OVM with AnnieMac Home Mortgage

Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP

Capital Bank

Children's Dentistry of Fairfax 

Lemoncello Boutique

Gilead Sciences

The Dennis and Judy Engel Charitable Foundation 


Five Star Automotive Group

Adopilot Inc

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

The Children in the Shoe INC


The Normandy Group

Converged Security Solutions

Office Liquidation Solutions

Iverson & Wahab Orthodontic

Ourisman Jeep

Compass - M&M Properties Group- Maria Kelly & Madeline Middlebrook

Evergreene Homes

United Energy Products, Inc.

GTM Architects, Inc.

Window Nation


UEP Northeast

HBC Group - Keller Williams Realty


Artisan Builders III, LLC

Heller Orthodontics

Georgetown Aquatics

Malloy Auto Group

Arlington Management Partners

Morae Global Corporation

Wallace Perimeter Security



D4C Cares

J Kittelberger & Sons

Crisp and Juicy 


Iridium Communications Inc.

Transformed Med Spa of Frederick 

J.S. Perkins Consulting LLC

Greater Good Strategy

Allen & Rocks, Inc.,


Rad Orthodontics

Premium Title and Escrow, LLC

The Babbington Team of Compass

Lemek LLC dba Panera Bread

Zee Tutoring


Brandon Rushing Lawn & Garden Care 

Adventure Web Interactive

Ridgefield Pediatrics

Plane Jane Salon

First Cousins Catering

Leonardo DRS, Inc.

Pink Dot Styles

Eaton Workshop

Luxe Dermatology and Aesthetic Center

Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis & Klam PLLC

Match Group

Britto's Childrens Dentistry 

Advanced Opinions

In Kind Sponsors

Nice Guys Entertainment

Sukie Studios

Photo in a Box

Burke Florist

Twin Brook Floral Design

Crown Trophy of Gaithersburg

Bean Bag Deli

Jim Craige Photography

Rich Condit Photography

Patrick Ryan Photography


San Antonio SVOY Results


For Immediate Release  


 Monica Riojas 




The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Announces South Central Texas Region’s 2023 San Antonio Student Visionaries of the Year Winners 


San Antonio, Texas March 5, 2023 – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)’s Student Visionaries of the Year philanthropic competition brings together thousands of high school students across the country from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are extraordinarily driven to reach their own personal best and, ultimately, help LLS fight blood cancer, a disease that is diagnosed every 180 seconds in the U.S. and has no current means of prevention. 


Earlier this month, LLS’s South Central Texas Region announced the Student Visionary of the Year winner, Alexandra Smithwick, 16, of Smithson Valley High School in San Antonio, Texas raised $176,557, the most funds across the San Antonio Market.  


Alexandra Smithwick is a currently a Junior, plays competitive soccer and is on the varsity team at Smithson Valley High School. As soon as Alexandra heard about this program, she immediately wanted to join the effort and make a huge impact. Alexandra is passionate about being involved in her community and was thrilled for the opportunity to bring awareness to the LLS Mission by fundraising with the support of her team. 


Student Visionaries of the Year has helped LLS invest more than $1.6 billion in cutting-edge research worldwide, fueling nearly every critical advancement in blood cancer treatment that spans the most promising cancer research.  


New this year, each candidate team chose an LLS Mission Pillar to represent and bring awareness to throughout their seven-week campaign. These three pillars, Research, Patient Support, and Advocacy, make up the very core of what LLS does.  


The 2023 Mission Award recipients are: 


  • Research Award: Team Be The Change led by Aarav Gedala, Sophomore - Keystone School, Tanvi Bandaru, Junior - Health Careers High School and Nandini Nukala, Sophomore - Keystone School 

  • Patient Support Award: Team Esperanza led by Felix Castillo, Senior – Central Catholic High School 

  • Advocacy Award: Team Ensure The Cure led by Rashmi Basu, Sophomore – Keystone School 


“Congratulations to our Student Visionary of the Year Alexandra Smithwick, our Mission Pillar winners – Team Be The Change, Team Esperanza, and Team Ensure The Cure, and all the relentless candidates, supporters, and volunteers who helped to make Student Visionaries of the Year a incredible success this year!” said Clarissa Flores, LLS’s South Central Texas executive director. “America’s youngest generation truly sees the vision of a cancer-free future and they are leading the charge to create it with LLS.” 


For more information or to get involved, visit and follow on social media, @LLSusa, #LLSVisionaries. 

Blood cancer patients and their families should contact the LLS Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., ET. 

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the global leader in the fight against blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. 
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has regions throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. 
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