Arlington Free Clinic, AFC volunteers and staff have been honored for making a difference in the lives of our patients and for working toward a healthier and greener community.

  • Arl. Chamber of Commerce ABBIE “Best Non-profit Business”
  • Arl. Community Hero Award (Doris Boehly; Ira Faden; Nancy S. Pallesen)
  • Arl. Transportation Partners Silver-Level Champion
  • Arl. United Way Community Service & Gold Awards
  • Arl. Woman of Vision Award, Arl. Commission on the Status of Women (Lillibeth Boruchow, MD; Nancy S. Pallesen)
  • Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Award
  • Catalogue for Philanthropy
  • Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating
  • Generative Space Award, Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo
  • IIDI Design (Silver & Special Merit Awards)
  • James B. Hunter, III Human Rights & Volunteer Excellence Awards
  • JC Penny Regional Volunteer Award
  • Junior League of No. VA Mary Harriman Award (Nancy S. Pallesen)
  • March of Dimes 2014 Heroines of Washington Award for Health Care (Joan B. Ritter, MD)
  • President’s Community Volunteer Award, Points of Light Foundation & Corporation for National and Community Service


  • VA Healthcare Foundation Hero in Health Care (Mark Silverwood)
  • Wachovia Award for Virginia Health Care Foundation’s Outstanding Alumna Achievement
  • Wakefield High School Hall of Fame (David Lee, MD)
  • Washington Business Journal Green Business Award
  • Washington Post Award for Excellence in Non-profit Management (finalist)
  • Washingtonian of the Year (Nancy S. Pallesen)
  • WETA Hometown Hero Award (Raymond Hoare, MD)
  • WJLA/Toyota Tribute to Working Women Award (Joan B. Ritter, MD)
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