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May 2013


Dr. Angel Cabrera, President, George Mason University spoke on the value of corporate social responsibility in the workplace at last month's Pro Bono Summit. In his opening remarks he commented that the emerging generation of employees doesn’t want to follow a path of “make money now and give back later.” They “want opportunities for change from day one. They want to get involved and give back as they build their careers, and do so in a way that builds their skills, leadership capacity and furthers their professional development.


Corporate Social Responsibility Takes Center Stage

There's no higher-impact way for a business to give back to society than through pro bono work. For nonprofits and communities, the value of skilled support can be 500% greater than the value of traditional volunteering. As we face tough economic and social challenges, the talent of corporate America’s best and brightest is needed now more than ever.

Fairfax County Government recently partnered with A Billion + Change Deloitte, Fairfax Chamber, George Mason University for a pro bono summit that kicked-off National Volunteer Week. Hundreds turned out to hear key note speakers show how being socially reponsible can also be more profitable. Learn more from the Billion + Change website

Firefighters Coats for Kids
Although it's the time of year that most people are putting their coats away for storage, the Fairfax Fire Department is gearing up for their 9th season of "Coats for Kids – Operation Warm." "Firefighters Coats for Kids Foundation" was established to help children in poverty survive and thrive by providing hundreds of thousands of new winter coats to bring warmth to needy children. This unique partnership started here in Fairfax County in 2004, between the Fairfax Fire Department and "Coats for Kids Foundation" now serves more than 55 schools, shelters and nonprofits that benefit kids all over Fairfax County, Alexandria and some areas of Washington, DC. Through "Coats for Kids" each child is given a new, "made in the USA" coat to keep them toasty. Read More>>


Give & Get Involved Companies that Care! Training & Resources

COME TO WHERE THE REGION FINDS LEADERS! Leadership Fairfax is currently accepting applications to its three programs: the LFI Signature program, the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI), and the Lifetime Leadership Program (LLP). Leadership Fairfax has been developing community leaders since 1988. Visit their website at www.leadershipfairfax.org for detailed information and application form, or call Elizabeth Murphy at (703) 752-7550.

FORE: The 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship begins at Laurel Hill Golf Club on July 15. At this time, the need is forecaddies on Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16. Forecaddies will be stationed on each hole. Their role is to assist golfers in their search for any errant shots. Other volunteer opportunities include food and beverage, volunteer hospitality, hotel shuttle drivers, parking attendants and clubhouse services. For a one-time $35 contribution, volunteers receive a commemorative shirt and hat that will serve as the official uniform. Volunteers will receive a complimentary meal and a free round of golf for each shift worked. For more information regarding the championship and registration, visit Laurel Hill's website and enter the Event Code: 2013APL when prompted. For questions email or call Andy Elkins at 703-493-8849 (TTY 711).


Congratulations to this year's Celebrate Partnership award winners and nominees! More than 55 businesses and community groups were nominated for these annual awards which focus on individuals and groups who partner with the County and FCPS to give back to the community in which they work and live. The event was attended by more than 380 people who heard from Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County School Board Chair Ilryong Moon, Deputy Division Superintendent Richard Moniuszko and Fairfax County Director Rob Staltzer. A complete list of winners and nominees can be found on the OP3 website and the FCPS website.

OP3 Award Winners
Small Business Resource Champion - Comstock Partners

Blue Ribbon Partnership - Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax

Community Resource Connector - A Way Forward

Media/Communications Partnership - Univision

Large Business Resource Champion - Target

Anthony H. Griffin Partnership Leader - Kevin Cao, Thomas Jefferson High School

Do More 24
(formerly "Give to the Max")
June 6, 2013
Do More is a chance to raise millions for area charities through a massive regional online fundraising competition. It is an opportunity to earn additional funds, build your donor base, and expand your social media presence and online fundraising capabilities

Center for Nonprofit Advancement 13th Annual Public Private Partnership Conference
June 7, 2013 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
The World Bank, Preston Auditorium - 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433
Cost: $125 for individuals

"The Tools of the Trade: Building Your Nonprofit for Greater Community Impact" Hosted by Congressman Jim Moran in collaboration with Volunteer Fairfax
June 11, 2013 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
Cost: Free

Interns available: Bright and energetic summer interns are available for office work for FREE! They are ages 16-21 and can work 20-40 hours a week. They are prescreened and paid through the Fairfax County Department of Family Services' EYE Program. To learn more about the program or to apply for an intern, contact Cathy Samper at or call 703-533-5322.

For additional training opportunities view our calendar.

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