|Fairfax Chamber Celebrates International Corporate Philanthropy Day by Highlighting Ways Northern Virginia Businesses Engage in Corporate Responsibility|
|Published Monday, February 25, 2013|
Tysons Corner, Va. – Today marks International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), a global day of recognition intended to highlight companies for their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, build awareness about the importance of corporate-community partnerships, and inspire companies to engage further. For the third year in a row, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Fairfax Chamber) is celebrating ICPD by highlighting the good work of an array of companies of all sizes, across industries in Northern Virginia.
“CSR is good for the community and good for business,” said Fairfax Chamber President & CEO Jim Corcoran. “No one knows that better than our businesses here in Northern Virginia. The Fairfax Chamber is proud, for the third year in a row, to recognize Northern Virginia businesses’ dedication to service, and be the voice of their important story of community commitment.”
“I congratulate the Fairfax Chamber for its distinguished record of community involvement and for promoting corporate social responsibility,” said Congressman Gerry E. Connolly (VA-11). “As someone who has worked in the private sector, County government and now Congress, I know firsthand the value of having employers and their employees meaningfully engaged in the community. Our businesses have been active partners in supporting our school children, addressing transportation needs, assisting nonprofits and so many other initiatives that make Fairfax such a sought after place in which to live and do business.”
Learn more about Northern Virginia businesses’ thoughts on CSR and their community involvement efforts by clicking here. Featured companies include:
To further recognize ICPD, the Fairfax Chamber also today hosted a panel discussion on How Forward Thinking Companies are Effectively Communicating CSR Strategies featuring executives from Capital One, MicroTech, Georgetown’s Center for Social Impact Communication, Ogilvy PR, and moderated by Vanessa Small, philanthropy reporter for Capital Business and The Washington Post.
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Fairfax Chamber), the Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, represents 650 member companies with nearly 500,000 employees throughout the region. Since 1925, the Chamber has been working to build a strong business community by providing unparalleled access to business development & thought leadership opportunities; professional development & mentoring; business advocacy and strategic community partnerships. Learn more about the Chamber at www.fairfaxchamber.org.