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February 2015

VEX Robotics

Fairfax County's NCS VEX Robotics Team "Robo Squad" qualified and competed in the state VEX Robotics tournament in Doswell, Virginia. Coached and sponsored by PMMI they learned critical thinking, communications, organization and team management. Although the kids didn't make it to the finals they were undeterred saying "next year we are coming back to state, and we are going to crush it”. 

“Patti helped gave practical, useful steps on Corporate Social Responsibility that all people in the room could use and follow. Her facilitation of the all-star CSR panel made the event that much better.  We appreciate OP3’s continued support as we drive the dialogue on the issues and needs of the future.
- Jim Corcoran, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce


Grants and More

With the help of the OP3 Grants Center NOVA SySTEMic Solutions sponsored by Northern Virginia Community College, was awarded a $9,700 grant from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Community Investment Fund, $5,000 from Cox Charities, as well as $4,500 from CSC.

Patti Stevens, OP3 Executive Director, moderated the Fairfax County Chamber's "How Your CSR Efforts Can Impact Your Community". This well attended seminar featured panelists Jim Higinbotham, ExxonMobil; Bill Lay, Leidos; and Mary Beth Romani, Integrity Management Consulting, Inc. who shared their experiences and suggestions for successful CSR programs.

Hypothermia Partnership Saves Lives

As the temperatures continue to drop a collaborative of local nonprofits, faith based organizations and county employees step into action to keep our homeless citizens warm.

Fairfax County has six emergency shelters for individuals and families who are homeless. These shelters are operated by community nonprofit organizations under contract with the county. The shelters have additional capacity during winter months to take in people overnight who are at risk of hypothermia. Beyond the six shelters, a hypothermia prevention program operates throughout the county as faith communities open their doors during the winter to provide additional safe, warm space for homeless individuals at night.
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Give & Get Involved

Companies that Care

Training & Resources

FACETS Annual Benefit Breakfast
Join the FACETS team Thursday, April 30th for the annual "Opening Doors Benefit Breakfast" and learn meaningful and engaging ways to work with FACETS in the Community.

Empty Bowls Springfield
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots program encouraging local artists and organizations to work together to raise hunger awareness and help feed those who are hungry in their own communities. Area artisans are working together with the Capital Area Food Bank to feed our neighbors struggling with hunger in our community. Date: March 5, 11:30a-2:00p.

Leadership Fairfax (LFI)
Info Sessions

Learn more about the ELI, Signature and LLP programs that LFI offers that create community trustees whose knowledge on local and regional challenges make them uniquely qualified to be regional leaders.








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McGuireWoods LLP made giving fun with a volunteer event at Frying Pan Park last September. Instead of a traditional company picnic, the law firm made the day a community "give back" by bringing nearly 60 volunteers to Frying Pan Park for community service.

The volunteers painted the fence near the blacksmith shop and the barn. Then they relaxed in the pavilions to admire their hard work and enjoy one another's company.

Thanks to McGuireWoods LLP for its volunteering and donation to the Fairfax County Park Foundation. McGuireWoods is a leading international law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide, including Tysons Corner and Washington, D.C. And a hat tip to Supervisor Hudgins office for making the connection.

March 3
Presenting Connect Northern Virginia
presented by Cardinal Bank and Mclean Chamber
Mclean Chamber of Commerce

March 17
Developing a Strategic Fund Development Plan Workshop
sponsored by United Way
George Mason Regional Library

March 19
Developing and Delivering Your Message Marketing Communications Strategies
Tysons Corner

March 25
How to Craft a Successful Grant Proposal
Fairfax County OP3
Ffx. Gov't Center






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