A grantmaker early education initiative to raise at least $1 million annually for four years [News, 8/15]

One of our region’s largest-ever partnerships between the business community and social profit community will direct money “toward improving area pre-k programs and promoting their importance to local policymakers.” (WBJ, 8/15) “It will be managed by [WG members] the Washington Area Women’s Foundation and co-chaired by Craig Pascal, senior vice president of community development for PNC, and Tobi Printz-Platnick, program officer at the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.” … “Other committed funders…include Chicago-based Boeing, the Cafritz foundation, CityBridge foundation and the Rocksprings Foundation.”

Thanks to the Freddie Mac Foundation, six organizations working to improve the lives of children and families in the Prince William area have been awarded a total of $180,000.” (InsideNova, 8/14)

Region’s foreclosures increase as prices, home sales drop, report says (Examiner, 8/15)

Kaine, legislators brace for expanding shortfall (Examiner, 8/15)