Office of Public Private Partnerships October 2017 Newsletter

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January 2018

Jim Taylor, OP3 Corporate Relations Manager

Jim Taylor, OP3 Corporate Relations Manager, pictured with Chairman Sharon Bulova at her New Year's Reception.


GIS Award

Fairfax County OP3, Countywide System Integration and Planning Management, Neighborhood Community Services, Fairfax County Libraries, and Fairfax County Schools were awarded Best Use of GIS on the Web for the GIS map application that allows viewers to search for STEM programs for youth in Fairfax County.

OP3 Welcomes Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor has joined the OP3 staff as our Corporate Relations Program Manager.  Jim is responsible for the development and implementation of corporate partnerships to leverage financial, in-kind, and volunteer resources to address County priorities.

Prior to joining OP3, Jim held a variety of community development roles with corporate and national organizations, including Community Reinvestment Act Officer at Capital One, Director of Affordable Housing Program Development at Fannie Mae, and Vice President of African American Outreach at AARP. He currently serves on the board of directors of Carpenter’s Shelter and previously served as the board chairman of the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) and board member for the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND).

Jim can be reached via email – feel free to reach out and say hello!

Community Services Board

Last year the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) served more than 23,000 residents affected by mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or developmental disabilities. The CSB is on the front lines of today's most pressing challenges, including today’s opioid abuse epidemic, providing counseling, treatment, and resources crucial to healing and recovery.

Community partners are essential to help CSB’s accomplish their vision to provide EVERYONE in the community with support needed to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Often, people receiving mental health services have additional needs for goods and services for which there is no personal or other funding. That where important community partners, like the Northern Virginia Mental Health Foundation (NVMHF)come in.

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Give & Get Involved

Companies that Care

Training & Resources

Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet       

Cornerstones is collecting new or gently used coats, new hats, gloves, scarves and mittens during the month of January. Donations can be dropped off at Hunter Mill District Supervisor’s Cathy Hudgins Office in Reston or the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

Stuff the Bus 2018
Stuff the Bus collects food for nonprofit food banks from shoppers and the community at local grocery stores, including Giant and Shoppers Food and Pharmacy. The campaign runs from Martin Luther King weekend through February 24 at fourteen local grocery stores. And it works! In 2017, Stuff the Bus accounted for more than 40,000 meals worth of food distributed through the food pantry network. Please visit and donate!

RestON – Opportunity Neighborhoods come to Reston
Opportunity Neighborhood Reston (RestON) exists to champion community priorities that relate to improving the lives of children, youth and their families, creating brighter futures full of opportunity for every child and youth in Reston. Opportunity Neighborhoods is a community-wide effort where residents, schools, Fairfax County government, and community organizations work together with faith communities to bring positive change to a community. You can help! Check out the ways to give and get involved!

Fair Winds

With over 1 million square feet of retail space on three levels, 16 movie screens, and over 300 restaurants and retailers, 2 office buildings, a luxury apartment complex and the Hyatt Hotel, Tysons Corner Center is much more than a shopping destination. They are also a dedicated business member of the community with deep roots to the area and pledge to the populations they serve to give back, do more and be the best.

Over the years, Tysons, which is owned by Macerich Properties, has generously lent its facilities and resources to many local nonprofits and local government to help them better serve their constituents. From lending space on the plaza to the likes of Public Safety Day and Nonprofit Outreach, to collecting Shoes4Kids for FCPS schools, to hosting a 5K run for Food for Others, and donating to Stuff the Bus in Fairfax County, Tysons Corner demonstrates its commitment to Fairfax and the region-at-large with its generosity. (and yes great shopping and entertainment, too!)

THANKs to Tysons Corner Center and Macerich for being a great community partner!




March 21
Community Partnership Forum

(formerly Regional Nonprofit Forum)
Mason Arlington Campus


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

January 18
One Region, One Future: Accelerating Economic Growth, Together
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Fairview Park Marriott

January 24
Develop and Execute Your 7-Step Marketing Plan
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

January 18
Showing Volunteer Impact
8:30 – 9:30 a
Volunteer Fairfax

February 6
Secrets to a Successful Meeting
Volunteer Fairfax
8:30 am – 9:30 am

January 13-15
MLK Day Celebration at Reston Community Center
Art, music, theatre and community service opportunities for everyone!


Applications for the Catalogue for Philanthropy are open
This is a chance to be recognized as “one of the best” high-impact‚ community-based nonprofits in the region. Learn more and apply





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