CARE Awards

Recognizing Northern Virginia workplaces on the leading edge of change and innovation in providing family-friendly benefits and policies.

Workplace flexibility, employee well-being and community stewardship are great ways for Northern Virginia companies to demonstrate their commitment to strong families and a strong community — and showcasing these values is a great way to gain an edge in hiring skilled, motivated workers. Presented by NVFS, CARE (Companies As Responsive Employers) is a natural extension of our mission to help strengthen Northern Virginia families and the Northern Virginia community as a whole.

Each year, NVFS presents the CARE Award to applicant companies that meet the award’s standards in all of these categories. The application deadline for the 2017 CARE Awards has passed. Stay tuned for more information on our 2018 awards!

CARE is on the leading edge of change and innovation in the workplaces of Northern Virginia, given that work and family are intertwined in most people’s lives. CARE is a logical outgrowth of NVFS’ mission to empower individuals and families to find stability and self-sufficiency, and to promote community cooperation in responding to family needs.

This November, NVFS’ CARE Awards celebrate 25 years of honoring responsive employers and their influence on the changing dynamic of the Northern Virginia workforce. To commemorate this banner anniversary year, we’re hosting a special panel of industry leaders to inspire business and workplace evolution in the years ahead.

2017 Moderator
Douglas Fruehling, Editor-in-Chief of Washington Business Journal

2017 Panelists:
Robert Acosta, CEO of Ventera Corp.
Jennifer Aument, Group General Manager North America of Transurban
Chuck Heskett, President & CEO of Towne Park LLC

The Importance of CARE

CARE’s Importance and Benefits

Reps from local businesses and winning companies share their perspectives.

“The CARE Awards is one of the most important programs CustomInk participates in because the application process forces our company to thoroughly analyze what we offer, how well we do it and, most importantly, its actual value to our team.” — Marc Katz, CEO of CustomInk