Philanthropy is Good Business

CORPORATE GIVINGThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s newly released GOOD BUSINESS Magazine celebrates corporate philanthropy in Northern Virginia. The magazine highlights companies that understand philanthropy is good business.

This issue of GOOD BUSINESS highlights some of the most successful, innovative, and engaged companies in all of Northern Virginia. The feature article highlights Inova Health System, our region’s leading not-for-profit healthcare system that serves more than 2 million people annually. The article “Employee Driven Community Service,” highlights Dovel Technologies’ particular brand of external engagement that advances their culture and supports their mission driven values. Also featured in this edition is Kiddar Capital, a local real estate and technology investment firm that invests strategically in the region.

The full magazine is available on their website. Read the press release here.

DISTRICT | D.C. will hide once-banned books throughout the city this month (WaPo, 9/9)

RACE | Descendants of slaves owned by Maryland Jesuits are asking Georgetown University to create a $1 billion foundation to address truth and reconciliation. (WTOP, 9/9)

HEALTHHealth-care advocates push Maryland to address prescription drug prices (WP, 9/8)

ARTSeeking cheaper space and new audiences, DC artists head to MD and VA (GGW, 9/8)

– There’s a continuing debate over Maryland Governor Hogan’s Executive Order forcing a post-Labor Day start for all public schools in the state. (WTOP, 9/8)

– Whose Interests Do College Diversity Officers Serve? (Atlantic, 9/8)

HOUSINGHouston took this winning approach to adding housing. Could DC do the same? (GGW, 9/8)

PHILANTHROPY | The 49ers Foundation will contribute $1 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation, matching that of 49ers player Colin Kaepernick, to improve racial and economic inequality and foster communication and collaboration between law enforcement and Bay Area communities. (CSN Bay Area, 9/8) What do you think Dan Snyder – are you in!?


Nonprofit Financial Planning and Analysis Manager | Arabella Advisors
Education Finance and Policy Analyst | DC Fiscal Policy Institute
Communications Director | Grantmakers In Health
Program Director | Grantmakers In Health
Analyst | Arabella Advisors
Operations Associate | ACT for Alexandria
Grants Coordinator | City of Takoma Park
Development Associate | Washington Area Women’s Foundation
Program Assistant | The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

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Community Calendar – September 2016
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Wow – Star Trek turns 50 today!  And, we can all get new US Post Office Star Trek stamps to mark the anniversary. “Live long and prosper” – Buffy