Register to attend Shelter House's 7th Annual Changing Lives Benefit Breakfast. On Thursday, September 10th from 7:30 am - 9:30 am at the Westwood Country Club, where some of the most prominent and influential companies, elected officials, and individuals in Northern Virginia will come together to raise awareness about family homelessness and domestic violence.
You do not want to miss this unique opportunity to hear from our featured Keynote Speaker, Danny Vargas, President and Founder of VARCom Solutions, who will share his inspiring story, along with two courageous individuals who have gone through Shelter House's programs and now face the ultimate goal of maintaining stability and lifelong self-sufficiency.
By supporting our event, you will bring us one step closer to achieving our vision of a community free of homelessness and domestic violence. Seating is limited and will fill up quickly, so we encourage you to secure your seat today!
President, VARCOM Solutions
Danny Vargas has created opportunities, overcome challenges and beaten the odds all his life. As founder and president of award-winning VARCom Solutions, a D.C. area-based marketing, public relations and management consulting firm, he has made a mark not only in business but in the community as well. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (a 501c3 advancing the efforts to create a new museum within the Smithsonian Institution).
Danny is a regular contributor in national media (in both English and Spanish), speaking on topics ranging from business, to politics, to international affairs, and more. He brings his considerable public relations, speaking and media skills to bear in all his efforts.
Active in politics and the community, he was appointed by Virginia’s Governor to chair the Virginia Board of Workforce Development to ensure the future economic vitality of the commonwealth. He served as Chairman of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce (the first Hispanic to chair a mainstream chamber in Virginia history) and sits on the board of the Northern Virginia Chamber. He was appointed by Congress to a commission studying the creation of an American Latino Museum within the Smithsonian Institution and is now the Chairman of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (a 501c3 advancing the efforts to create the museum).
He serves on a commission to study and promote economic opportunities for struggling families in Virginia and is on the Northern Virginia Regional Council for the “GO Virginia” initiative. He previously served on the board of directors of Northern Virginia Family Service (a 501c3 focused on empowering families); and he regularly speaks to students at various levels to encourage them to stay in school and work hard to succeed.
Danny has advocated for commonsense solutions for a variety of causes—workforce development, veterans support, economic development, health IT and more. A sought-after public speaker, Mr. Vargas is committed to keeping his community and our nation vibrant, thriving and strong.
Raised poor in New York City, Danny struggled and was determined to rise out of poverty. As the first person in his family to earn a degree, he is proud to give back to his community. He is a sought-after public speaker and is called upon to provide advice to highest echelons of business and government.