Business and Community Partnerships Celebrated At 2012 Awards Program

Fairfax County and the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) recognized their business and community partners for their continued contributions to their community at the Celebrate Partnerships awards ceremonies.

More than 55 businesses and community groups were nominated for these annual awards which focus on individuals and groups who partner with the County and FCPS to give back to the community in which they work and live. The event was attended by more than 380 people.

“Hundreds of our local business and individuals are giving their time, talent and resources as partners in the community. When businesses, the County, FCPS and the local nonprofits team up everybody is a winner,” said Patricia Stevens, Executive Director, Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships (OP3).

“Together with Fairfax County, we continually amazed at the generosity an talent our partners provide on a daily basis. These partnerships positively impact our youth and will create a better tomorrow, “said Jay Garant, Coordinator, Business and Community Partnerships, Fairfax County Public Schools.

2012 OP3 Award Winners: 


Large Business Resource Champion

  • MV Transportation

Small Business Resource Champion 

  • Helios HR, Reston
  • Michael H. Cantrell, Attorney (finalist), Fairfax

Blue Ribbon Partnership Award

  • Nadar por Vida, Falls Church

Community Resource Champion 

  • Great Falls Woman’s Club. Great Falls
  • Barbar D.M.E. Supply Group (finalist)

Chamber of Commerce Community Connector

  • Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

Pro Bono Champion 

  • Douglas E. Brammer, Fairfax

Media/Communications Partner Award

  • Connection Newspaper


2012 Fairfax County Public Schools Award Winners 


Business Partner of the Year

  • BRTRC, Fairfax
  • Time Warner Cable (finalist)

Community Partner of the Year 

  • AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) International
  • Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (finalist), Fairfax

Blue Ribbon Outstanding Event Award 

  • Library READesign

Blue Ribbon Mentoring Program Award 

  • Louise Archer Elementary Mentoring Program, Vienna

Blue Ribbon Workforce Development Award

  • Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church

Bruce Oliver Business Leadership Award

  • Faitheleen Henderson