Annual Gala Raised Over $530,000 to Support Critical Needs in the Northern Virginia Region

awardFrom left to right, 2017 Community Leadership Award Winner Mark A. Moore, Mistress of Ceremonies Dorri C. Scott, and 2017 Community Leadership Award Winner Brenda L. MooreMark A. and Brenda L. Moore of the Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation were recognized by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for their history of passionate leadership and philanthropy with the 2017 Community Leadership Award at the Raise the Region Gala held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

The Community Leadership Award is the longest standing community based recognition award in Northern Virginia. The award is presented annually for outstanding commitment and dedication to improving the quality of life for all Northern Virginians. 

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High Skills, High Demand, High Wage – Skills-Based Education Comes of Age

inn breakfast picThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia held an Innovation Breakfast on September 14, 2017 titled, “High Skills, High Demand, High Wage – Skills-Based Education Comes of Age.” More than 175 participants attended the event.

This event was moderated by Linda Odorisio, Former VP of US Communications for CGI, and included a panel consisting of Beth Downey, Coordinator of Career and Technical Education for Fairfax County Public Schools; Miguel Gòmez-Ibáñez, President of The North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA; Basim Mansour, President of Michael & Son, Inc.; and Dr. R. Scott Ralls, President of Northern Virginia Community College.  Panelists discussed skills-based technical education and how it prepares individuals for high skill, high paying jobs; and philanthropy’s role in helping Northern Virginians grow the skills-based and craftsmanship ranks of our workforce, particularly to provide opportunities for the hard-to-employ in our community.

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Summer 2017 Edition Celebrates Corporate Philanthropy

CoverThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released its sixth issue of GOOD BUSINESS magazine, a bi-annual publication that features stories of local businesses that play a key role in the community through philanthropy and volunteerism. 

The Summer 2017 issue of GOOD BUSINESS features stories that focus on higher levels of corporate philanthropy, younger corporate givers, and stronger communities. 

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Funds from Chin Family Charitable Fund Provide Support

LEFimage 2The Loudoun County Public School System recently announced that three schools will serve as computer science immersion schools – Meadowland Elementary, Moorefield Station Elementary and Round Hill Elementary. Each school will each teach 30 minutes of coding activities to students each day.

The Code to the Future schools are supported through a grant from the Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF). This grant is made possible in conjunction with a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Chin Family Charitable Fund, a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation that supports education, children’s health and children’s medical care.

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More than 650 Attendees will Attend 2017 Gala to Honor Mark and Brenda Mooore and to Raise the Region

Moore FamilyMark A. and Brenda L. Moore of the Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation will be recognized by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for their history of passionate leadership and philanthropy with the 2017 Community Leadership Award. This award is the longest standing community based recognition award in Northern Virginia, and will be presented at the Community Foundation’s annual Raise the Region Gala on October 6, 2017 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

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Seventh annual “Health Kids Grants” Cycle supports nine schools in Northern Virginia

GF sneakersThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded $17,700 in Healthy Kids Grants to address the main causes of childhood obesity by supporting programs that increase physical activity and/or improve nutrition in Northern Virginia public schools.  The 2017-2018 school year is the seventh annual Healthy Kids grants cycle, with a total of $118,000 awarded to date.  

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Funds will establish three new Family Market Programs in Alexandria, Virginia

cafbThe J.O.Y. Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia made a $96,000 grant to fund three new Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) Family Market Programs for the 2017-2018 school year. The funds will help establish new Family Markets at three elementary schools in Alexandria, Virginia:  Brynn Mar Park Elementary School, Hybla Valley Elementary School, and Weyanoke Elementary School.

The J.O.Y. Charitable Fund supports education, job training, community improvement, the environment and organizations that further the work of nonprofits.

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Students Honored at Event

2017 Scholarship RecipientsThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded scholarships to 89 students, totaling $304,700, to support their continuing higher education beginning in the fall. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia manages and administers the funds for twenty-five scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.  

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Board of Directors Welcomes New Members and Leadership in 2017-2018 Fiscal Year

DeSanto LRKevin DeSanto, Co-Founder and Managing Director of KippsDeSanto & Co., a premier investment banking firm headquartered in Northern Virginia, has become chair of the board of directors at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia effective July 1, 2017 at the start of the organization’s fiscal year.



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Giving Circle Supports Youth and Elderly Welfare in Loudoun County

LIF 2016 Members and GranteesThe Loudoun Impact Fund is now accepting grant applications for the 2017 season to organizations supporitng youth and elderly welfare in Loudoun County.  A giving circle of donors who learn about and support critical needs in Loudoun County, the Loudoun Impact Fund is a partnership of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

Grants are expected to range from $5,000 to $30,000 per agency.  An estimated $125,000 will be available for distribution.

More information, including the grant application and submission information, is available at www.cfnova.org/loudoun.