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September 2015

science museum

In case you missed it - the new Childrens Science Center opened up at Fair Oaks Mall earlier this summer. It's a wonderland of STEM activities for kids of all ages and was made possible by partners such as the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, Micron, Dominion and the Junior League of Northern Virginia. Check it out.


OP3 Sponsors Innovation Dialogue and Impact Investing Forum

To support the "diversifying our economy" section of the Fairfax County Economic Success Plan. OP3 has partnered with local technology innovators and entrepreneurs at Refraction for an informal discussion about how county government can foster and support innovation. Ultimately, the group that included Community Business Partnership; INCSpire of

the Reston Chamber; Business Development Assistance Group; Fairfax County Economic Development Authority; NV Tech Council-Entrepreneur Center; Mason Enterprise Center; and Startups Ignite, agreed that Fairfax is a destination for innovation and entrepreneurship and agreed to help market in Fairfax as an innvoative destination for business.

OP3 is also working with Reston Chamber as it sponsors a Community Engagement Forum on Impact Investing. Also called Impact Bonds or Pay for Success, it's a new, innovative approach to philanthropy and social responsibility that does good, provides ROI and can save tax dollars. Recent legislation in Virginia and on the Federal level, may make this the next wave of social investment.



Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout (OMCC)

Operation Medicine Cabinet Clean Out (OMCC) is partnership that saves lives and the environment. Since 2009, OP3 has partnered with Fairfax County agencies, area grocers and retail pharmacies to plan an annual safe drop-off day for unused and expired medications at designated Fairfax County Police Stations. This year OMCC is led by the United Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County and will be held on September 26 from 8am – 2pm. Coalition Board member Lisa Adler says "eliminating unused prescription drugs from the home prevents drug abuse and accidental poisoning."

The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services designed secure containers that will be located at designated Fairfax County Police Departments, making disposal convenient, confidential and safe.

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Community Dialogue on School Attendance
Join officials from Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools on Monday, September 21 from 8:30a-12:30pm in a Community Dialogue on School Attendance to examine the impact of school truancy and chronic absenteeism.

Community Volunteers needed to participate on the selection Advisory Committee to review and
provide recommendations on how to distribute countywide grant funds among the many applicants from across the county. The review period for FY 2017-2018 applicants runs from January – March 2016.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout: Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse and Keep our Water Drug Free drop off your unused or expired medications at designated Fairfax County Police stations on Saturday, September 26 from 8:00a-2:00p

Provide Input on Proposed FY 2017 Transportation Alternatives Projects at the public meeting September 17 from 7:00p-9:00p. This input will help the Board of Supervisors decide which project to endorse for the future.

Annual Watershed Cleanup Day is September 19. Help clear debris from local waterways to keep the trash from reaching the Bay.








cardinal Cardinal Bank is passionate about making the communities they serve great places to do business, and great places to live. Cardinal opened its doors in the City of Fairfax more than 17 years ago, and their connection to the Fairfax community still remains deep!

Recently they established a $250,000 endowment at Geroge mason University that will fund scholarships to selected first-generation college students attending the university. Additionally, under the leadership of CEO Kevin Reynolds, Cardinal was a key supporter both financially and with many corporate volunteers of the successful World Police and Fire Games that concluded last July.

The Washington Business Journal has twice honored Cardinal with Corporate Philanthropy Awards for both monetary giving and volunteer hours. The Bank's annual fundraising event, the 13th Annual Cardinal Bank Charity Classic that benefits Inova Kellar Center and the Cardinal Community Fund reached a milestone of $5 million raised.

Hats off to Cardinal as they continue their commitment to building partnerships in Fairfax County that create united, thriving, and caring communities.

September 15
Workshop: Giving Tuesday 2016: Planning Your Successful Campaign
Washington, DC

September 16
Selling to Fairfax County Workshop
Fairfax County Gov't Ctr.

September 17
Reston Chamber of Commerce Community Engagement Forum: Impact Investing
Cornerstones, Reston

October 1
ProcureCon NOVA Asian Chamber of Commerce Annual Buyer day and Reverse Trade show

October 8
2015 Fairfax County Vendor Forum and Reverse Tradeshow
Fairfax County Gov't Ctr
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