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February 27, 2017

Winter 2017 Edition Celebrates Corporate Philanthropy

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released its fifth 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.

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October 11, 2016

Annual Gala Raises Unprecedented $544,000 to Raise the Northern Virginia Region

J. Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova Health System, was recognized by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for his history of leadership and stewardship, providing world-class healthcare to all members of the diverse Northern Virginia community, regardless of ability to pay with the 2016 Community Leadership Award. The longest standing community based recognition award in Northern Virginia, it was presented at the Community Foundation’s annual Raise the Region Gala on October 7, 2016 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

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August 18, 2016

Latest Issue Celebrates Corporate Philanthropy in the Region

Our latest issue of GOOD BUSINESS Magazine is now available. This is the fourth edition of our bi-annual publication that features stories of local businesses, big and small, that play a key role in the community through philanthropy and volunteerism. The companies featured in this magazine understand that a positive correlation exists between a company’s socially responsible investments and its ultimate economic success.

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March 14, 2016
BWGC members Faith Boettger, Lauri Isbrandtsen, and Jennifer Siciliano, joined Dr. Carole Inge, Co-Chair of Million Women Mentors Virginia, at the International Women's Day and Million Women Mentors Initiative Launch Event in Richmond, Virginia where Governor Terry McAuliffe presented a proclamation supporting girls and women in STEM.

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January 26, 2016

Third Edition of Magazine Released

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released the third edition of GOOD BUSINESS, a publication launched last year that celebrates the impact of corporate giving in Northern Virginia. It features stories of local businesses that practice corporate social responsibility in ways that benefit the local community. This bi-annual publication is designed to inform, inspire, and help spark a community dialogue on the future of corporate philanthropy in Northern Virginia. The full publication can be downloaded here.

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October 14, 2015

2015 Sweet Home Virginia Gala Raises $482,000, Engages Hundreds of Donors 

Jim Wordsworth of J.R.’s Goodtimes Inc. has been recognized with the 2015 Community Leadership Award by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.  The Community Leadership Award is the most prestigious, longest standing community based recognition award in Northern Virginia, and was presented at the Community Foundation’s annual Sweet Home Virginia Gala on October 9, 2015 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel.

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May 7, 2015

Community Foundation's 2015 Annual Meeting a Success!

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia presented its inaugural Chairman’s Breakfast on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Gannett headquarters in McLean, Virginia to celebrate the impact of its work in the Northern Virginia community and to inspire donors to think about their philanthropy in new and innovative ways. The program included a presentation of the Chairman’s Awards to outstanding individuals and community partners whose commitment to meeting community needs has significantly helped further the Community Foundation’s mission. It also included a keynote presentation by James Quigley, CEO of Canvas and co-founder of Refraction, the fast-growing co-working experiment in Reston, on the intersection of philanthropy and innovation.

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January 29, 2015

Celebrates Corporate Philanthropy in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released a new publication today to celebrate the impact of corporate giving in Northern Virginia.  GOOD BUSINESS features stories of local businesses, big and small, that play a key role in the community through philanthropy and volunteerism.   This is the inaugural edition of a bi-annual publication designed to inform, inspire, and help spark a community dialogue on the future of corporate philanthropy in Northern Virginia.  The full publication can be downloaded here.

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October 23, 2014

Annual Sweet Home Virginia Gala Raises Record Funds and Engages Over 100 Donors to Support Critical Needs in Northern Virginia

Richard Duvall, a partner at Holland & Knight LLP in the Government Contracts and Litigations practices, and the Holland & Knight firm were be recognized by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for their philanthropic leadership in the Northern Virginia area with the 2014 Community Leadership Award. The longest standing community based recognition award in Northern Virginia that honors outstanding community service, it was presented at the Community Foundation’s annual Sweet Home Virginia Gala on October 10, 2014 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel.

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June 9, 2014

Commits to multi-year funding collaborative to support coordination of services

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, in partnership with the United Way of the National Capital Area and with the support of Deloitte Consulting, released “Supporting Our Region's Veterans,” a report that assesses the demographics and network of support services available for post-9/11 war veterans, transitioning service members, and military families in the Northern Virginia region. The report is one of a series of publications commissioned by the Community Foundation to inform, inspire meaningful dialogue, and increase philanthropic and public investment surrounding critical community needs. It was developed to gain a more sophisticated, data-driven understanding of support available to Northern Virginia’s veterans, and to provide the Community Foundation, United Way NCA, and other local community-based organizations and philanthropists with the insights needed to strategically target and coordinate grant dollars toward the greatest needs. The full report can be downloaded here.

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April 3, 2014
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Giving Circle of HOPE presented “Do More Than Give: How Donors Maximize Philanthropic Impact,” on Thursday, April 3, 2014. This program was designed to engage donors in the Northern Virginia region in a discussion of catalytic philanthropy – an innovative approach to supporting a cause and making an impact beyond financial support.

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February 7, 2014
Dean Montgomery of the Health Systems Agency performed the research for the Community Foundation’s report on Aging, released in January 2014. This post is his second about this report.

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February 6, 2014
Dean Montgomery of the Health Systems Agency performed the research for the Community Foundation’s report on Aging, released in January 2014. This post is one of two about this report.

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January 16, 2014

Grants $10,000 to support Northern Virginia Rides Program for seniors

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has released “A Portrait of our Aging Population in Northern Virginia,” a report on the aging population 65 and older in the Northern Virginia region. The study highlights demographic, social and economic trends that impact older adults, ages 65 and over, in Northern Virginia, and is one of a series of publications commissioned and published by the Community Foundation to inform, inspire meaningful dialogue, and increase philanthropic and public investment surrounding critical community needs. The report can be downloaded here.

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October 30, 2013

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.

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