Raises Funds to Support Local Critical Needs

J. Hamilton Lambert, former Fairfax County Executive and current Executive Director of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, was honored with the 2013 Community Leadership award for his visionary leadership in the Northern Virginia region.  The award was presented at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2013 Sweet Home Virginia Gala on October 25, 2013 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Former Virginia Congressman, Tom Davis, presented Lambert with the award.  He was one of many community leaders featured in a tribute video who all recognized that Lambert had not received the credit he deserved for his work in the development of Fairfax County.  Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Sharon Bulova, was also present to honor Lambert with this award.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s annual Sweet Home Virginia Gala hosts over 600 philanthropic, business, and community leaders to celebrate the charitable work done by the Community Foundation and to raise funds – over $440,000 this year - to support the Foundation’s ongoing work in areas of critical need.

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Annual Grants Awarded to Individual Public Schools in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia aids in the fight against childhood obesity by issuing Healthy Kids Grants of $1,000 each to individual public schools in Northern Virginia in collaboration with the Chin Family Charitable Fund. These grants support school programs that encourage healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and better nutrition for students and families.  In addition, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia also holds an annual "Let's Move the Needle on Childhood Obesity Summit" in partnership with Inova Health System to raise awareness and to educate the public about this important issue in the community.

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Award to be presented at the Community Foundation's 2013 Sweet Home Virginia Gala

J. Hamilton Lambert, former Fairfax County Executive and current Executive Director of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, will be recognized by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for his philanthropic leadership in the Northern Virginia area. Lambert will be honored at the Community Foundation's annual Sweet Home Virginia Gala on October 25, 2013 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

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Annual Award from Leadership Fairfax Given for Exceptional Visionary Leadership

Lynn Tadlock, Chairman of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and Deputy Executive Director of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, will receive the Trustee Leadership Award presented by Leadership Fairfax at their 17th Annual Northern Virginia Leadership Awards Luncheon on November 7, 2013 at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia.

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Board of Directors Welcomes New Members and Leadership in 2013-2014 Fiscal Year

K. Lynn Tadlock, deputy executive director for the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, will become chair of the board of directors at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia at the start of the fiscal year on July 1. In addition, the Community Foundation is welcoming several new board members while thanking one board veteran who has reached the board’s maximum term limits.

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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Loudoun Initiative Recognizes Five Organizations in Loudoun County

The Loudoun Impact Fund has announced the winning organizations of its inaugural competitive grant cycle. A total of $50,000 has been awarded to five nonprofit organizations in Loudoun County to support capacity building among Loudoun County nonprofits as well as programs that address the wellbeing of children and youth, specifically in the areas of mental health and substance abuse.  

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Nine Schools and Nonprofits Recognized for Taking Innovative Approaches to STEM Education in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Innovation Fund has announced the winners of its inaugural grant cycle. A total of $25,000 has been awarded to nine schools and nonprofit organizations in grants of up to $5,000 to support their innovative approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education across Northern Virginia.

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Eileen M. Ellsworth Joins the Community Foundations National Standards Board

Eileen M. Ellsworth, president of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, has joined the Community Foundations National Standards Board to help it guide sound policies and accountable practices among the more than 700 community foundations across the United States. The National Standards Board is a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations, which promotes the highest standards of ethical behavior in philanthropy.

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Inaugural Grant Cycle Seeks Proposals from Schools and Nonprofits Taking Innovative Approaches to STEM Education in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has introduced its Innovation Fund, a new initiative that will provide grants to local schools and nonprofits. The Innovation Fund was established to recognize and promote innovation and support programs that nurture inventiveness, creativity, and new design across Northern Virginia.

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Loudoun County-based Giving Circle at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Targets Wellbeing of Children and Youth

The Loudoun Impact Fund, a giving circle at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia dedicated to supporting organizations in Loudoun County, has announced its first grant cycle. Applications are now being accepted from nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations serving citizens of Loudoun County.

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