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Individual, organization honored in Culpepper Garden salute

Jeanne Broyhill, Arlington Food Assistance Center celebrates for efforts

Longtime civic leader Jeanne Broyhill and the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) have been presented with the Culpepper Garden’s 2023 Legacy of Grace awards.

The honors are designed to “celebrate our partners and supporters in the Arlington community whose generosity enables us to provide vital care for our residents that they wouldn’t be able to receive elsewhere,” said Culpepper Garden executive director and Marta Hill Gray.”

Broyhill and AFAC CEO Charlie Meng “have supported key services for our residents, especially during the aftermath of the pandemic, and continue to help us progress in our mission,” Gray said.

The awards were presented June 10 at Culpepper Garden’s annual BBQ & Blooms fund-raiser, which brought in $125,000 to support the organization’s mission providing housing to low-income seniors in Arlington.

The event was held at the property’s sprawling gardens of native Virginia plants and flowers, where guests enjoyed a barbecue lunch, a performance by singer-songwriter Flo Anito and a community auction that included several pottery pieces by local ceramic artist Fred Paul.

Culpepper Garden – owned by the non-profit Arlington Retirement Housing Corp. – provides nearly 350 affordable units for seniors over the age of 62. It is located on a 5-acre site close to Ballston. For information, see the Website at