[ Bridgepoint Connections ]

connecting professional and spiritual life

At Bridgepoint we are seeking to connect our personal, professional and spiritual lives and to develop leaders and emerging leaders from the inside out. We do this by cultivating a different kind of leadership — personal leadership. Our Bridgepoint initiative will provide opportunities and environments to help you successfully balance your time, relationships, and work by developing an integrated life and worldview.




Luncheon with special guest, Nermien Riad, Founder & Executive Director, Coptic Orphans

Coptic Orphans is an award-winning international Christian development organization that unlocks the God-given potential of Egypt's most vulnerable children through the power of faith and education.  Since 1988, Coptic Orphans has touched the lives of over 45,000 children throughout Egypt.  

When most people think of “orphans,” they think of children in orphanages who have no family at all.

In fact, many orphanages in Egypt are filled with children who have families, only because their families cannot afford to feed them.

Coptic Orphans focuses on the children most likely to face the deadly combination of poverty and social injustice, but who have the greatest potential to change their lives and the lives of others.  

Join us for lunch and a challenging talk on "Transforming Our World Through the Power of Love."

About Our Guest Speaker...

              Nermien Riad

              Nermien Riad

Nermien Riad founded Coptic Orphans in 1988 after a visit to Egypt, her childhood home.

She discovered a country struggling with widespread poverty and decided to make a difference. She began by taking care of 45 girls in a Cairo orphanage with the help of family and friends.  

Nermien holds a Master's degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Virginia Tech.  Prior to founding Coptic Orphans, Nermien worked for the Federal Government for 17 years with the State Department and the IRS.

In recognition of her work, Nermien was selected by the National Council of Nonprofits as a delegate for the Nonprofit Congress. She is also the recipient of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area Community Human Rights award.  




11:40   Registration/networking
12:00   Lunch
12:30   Speaker
1:15     Finish
1:30     Optional dessert/Q & A with the speaker


$25 in advance--returning guests
$15 in advance--1st time guests & those in transition
$25/$35 at the door
(includes family style lunch and program)


Maggiano's Little Italy
Second Floor Banquet Area
Tyson's II Galleria Mall
2001 International Drive
McLean, VA 22102


Italian Salad
Meaty Lasagna
Fresh rolls and butter

(You must note in your registration form if you need a vegetarian or gluten free option!)

Register by Thursday, November 9th