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May 2017

Regional Nonprofit Forum

Last month the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (CFNOVA) celebrated the launch of the Latino Engagement and Achievement Fund (LEAF). Its goal is to promote and invest in the Latino community in the Metro DC region. Pictured from left to right: Eileen Ellsworth, CFNOVA; Abigail Golden-Vazquez, Aspen Institute's Latinos & Society Program; Bernard Mustafa, PVBS and CFNOVA Board Member; Paty Funegra, La Cocina VA and co-founder of LEAF; Diana Katz, co-founder of LEAF; Javier Palomarez, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Fairfax 275

Fairfax Turns 275 years young! Join the celebration by volunteering or attending one of the celebratory history events, check out the Facebook page highlighting then and now in Fairfax and, of course, come to the commemorative Signature Event the History Fair June 17th!



OP3 staff and leadership from public and private organizations are having “innovation for breakfast” twice in May.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia held it’s 3rd Innovation Breakfast focused on community wealth building, an inclusive approach to economic development. Ted Howard, Co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, shared his experience launching two worker-owned for-profit businesses Evergreen Laundry, a state-of-the-art, nearly $6 million laundry cooperative facility, and a Evergreen City Growers, a year-round hydroponic greenhouse – that are reshaping Cleveland. Yanique Redwood, Presidenti, Consumer Health Foundation, spoke about the challenges of a local initiative in Prince Georges County.  

On May 18, the Innovation Challenge will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and implementers to look at new ways of solving human services issues in Fairfax and our region. The event hosted at ICF International has reached capacity. However, all who register will receive post conference follow-up.




As Leadership Fairfax celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017 it has a rich history of creating and engaging public and private leaders to find solutions to community issues. Over 30 years more than 1700 leaders have graduated and gone on to make a meaningful difference in their companies and the region at-large.

Leadership Fairfax's mission is to inspire, connect, develop and engage leaders to impact issues facing Fairfax County and the region. It sponsors three community leadership programs each year, the Signature Leadership Fairfax Program (LFI), the Emerging Leaders Institute Program (ELI) and the Lifetime Leaders Program (LLP).

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Training & Resources

Creative Aging Festival
During May celebrate the invigorating effect the arts can have on older adults across Fairfax County. From painting and writing to dancing and music, the arts make living 100 years full of meaning, purpose and grace.

Nominate An Environmental Achiever!
Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards recognizes individuals and groups who dedicate time and energy to benefit the environment and support county environmental goals and initiatives. Award recipients are selected by the Environmental Quality Advisory Council. Award nominations due by May 31.

Medical Care for Children Gala
Join MCCP Foundation and their community partners June 3 at the Fairfax Country Club as they celebrate and raise funds to provide medical and dental care to over 3,500 children in Fairfax County last year.

Do More 24
Do More 24 on June 8th is the DMV's largest 24-hour online fundraiser. Powered by United Way of the National Capital Area it brings together nonprofit organizations, partners and donors committed to creating impact in our community. Register your nonprofit

Celebrate Fairfax!
Northern Virginia's largest community-wide celebration arrives June 9-11 at the Fairfax County Government Center. The annual festival hosts tens of thousands of visitors during the three-day run and features music on 8 stages, rides, food and lots of fun!

Park Foundation Combo Classic Golf Tournament June 9-10
In its 27th year this tournament pairs golfers with and without disabilities and sets a standard for competition, amenities and fun. Golfers can play full day of golf with two 18-hole courses, the Oaks and the Lakes. Wounded warriors welcome!








Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market partners with community-based nonprofit organizations that support causes complementary to their core values.

Each quarter, Whole Foods identifies a community-based 501c-3 nonprofit organization to feature as the Community 5% Day recipient. The last 5% Day was on March 22nd and benefitted many great organizations such as Art Stream, Arlington Soccer Association, Loudoun First Responders and Fairfax County Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue.

Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue received more than $24,260! "I find it rare that companies will call you asking what can they do to assist you with helping the community, but that's exactly what Whole Foods did. Their support will help us provide even more for the thousands of children we assist every year" noted Battalion Chief Willie F. Bailey Director of Public Affairs, Community Outreach & Life Safety Education.

Thanks to Whole Foods for being a great community partner!




Check out our calendar for more trainings, resources and ways to get involved.

May 18
Digital Afterlife -- Can Your Data Rest in Peace?
WeWork Tysons
1775 Tysons Blvd.

May 20

Becoming an Informed Philanthropist: How to Evaluate a Non-Profit's Stability and Health
Giving Circle of Hope

June 7
Vol Ffx Secrets to Successful Meetings

8:30 am 


June 13

Corporate Social Responsibility Panel Breakfast
Tysons Chamber

Angelika Film Center
$25 members/$35 Nonmembers

June 14

NOVA Chamber
Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards

McLean Hilton
$100 member/$125 nonmember

June 22

Nonprofit Summer Learning Series: National and Regional Philanthropic Trends
Washington Association of Grantmakers
Booz Allen Hamilton
$45 nonmembers









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