Transurban Express Lanes Launches New Community Grant Program to Support Northern Virginia Communities

Transurban is launching a new competitive grant program to benefit the local community as part of the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project in Fairfax County. The 495 NEXT Community Grant program will award multiple grants each quarter worth up to $3,000 to non-profit organizations, educational institutions and other entities that sustain, enhance or protect the local environment …

Keller Williams Connects with Main Street for RED Day

Chamber member Main Street Child Development Center has been partnering with Keller Williams Capital Properties (Fairfax Springfield Stafford) for many years. With nearly 80% of Main Street’s population minority, low-income families, we provide high-quality, comprehensive early childhood education programs and support services to empower children and their families, regardless of their financial circumstances, to the Fairfax region. Whether through thousands of dollar’s …

Capital One Center Hosted a Three-Day Celebration to Benefit Best Buddies of Northern Virginia & DC

In September Capital One Center hosted a three-day Celebration to benefit Best Buddies of Northern Virginia & DC. Over 10,000 guests enjoyed a weekend of local bands and kid-friendly activities — including superheroes rappelling down The Watermark Hotel onto The Perch! Capital One Center was proud to partner with Best Buddies and spotlight their important mission to create opportunities for integrated employment, leadership …

Tysons Interfaith Awards Prizes in Essay and Art Contest

Tysons Interfaith, a nonprofit comprised of 19 faith communities in the Greater Tysons area, has announced the results of its first annual Essay and Art Contest.  The contest, entitled “A Whole New World Starts Now,” invited people of all ages to submit art works and essays on positive lessons they learned from the pandemic.   A total of 28 prizes …

Sandy Spring Bank Serving Our Communities Annual Season of Sharing

Sandy Spring Bank is committed to serving our communities through volunteerism all year, but we make it even more of a priority during our annual Season of Sharing that runs from October to January. We kick-started our campaign this year by partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank and CVS Health on a food drive that collected …

Parsons Underpins Its Commitment to Delivering A Better, More Inclusive World

“Delivering a better world begins with inclusivity,” said Jason Yaley, Parsons’ chief communications officer and executive co-sponsor of the company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. “Creating the future is only possible if we bring together diverse backgrounds, ideas, voices, and talents to bear on our collective success.”  Last month, employees from across Parsons logged into the 11th Annual Out in …

Ripple Effect Launches “Furlough to Fellow” Program, Supports Pandemic Response

Earlier this year, following the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, we launched two initiatives to give back and help our communities. The “Furlough to Fellow” program, launched in April, is a short-term employment fellowship to help local mid-career professionals earn income, learn new skills, and support meaningful company initiatives. In parallel with the Furlough to Fellow program, we made a $5,000 contribution …

Reston Limousine Provides Shuttles, Collects Warm Clothes For Afghan Refugees

Reston Limo is proud to have been chosen as a shuttle service provider for the Afghan refugees here in VA. As the weather changed, our drivers noticed that most of the refugees are ill-prepared for our winter temperatures and asked if we could ask employees to donate warm clothing for newborns through teens. Of course, Reston Limo was happy to …

Brillient partnered with The Children’s Inn at NIH to provide dinner and treasure bags for the children and their families

As part of our mission to give back to the Community, Brillient partnered with The Children’s Inn at NIH to provide dinner and treasure bags for the children and their families. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to serve dinner, but we were able to have individual dinner boxes delivered from Boston Market. Like last year, Brillient was happy …

Proudly adopts and cleans up local road with middle school students

Philanthropy IS Proudly’s corporate culture.  Our team is passionate about giving and dedicated to making giving back a priority.  We have adopted a road in Montgomery County which requires periodic clean-up to the side areas.  In December our volunteers included a team of middle school students who were able to earn community service hours as part of our collective commitment …