CARE Awards

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

Awards Breakfast Tickets & Sponsorships

Corporate social responsibility — along with outstanding employee engagement, culture and family-friendly policies — is a key pillar of CARE-ing companies. All are great ways for Northern Virginia companies to demonstrate commitment to strong families and communities, as well as to gain an edge in hiring skilled, motivated workers. CARE (Companies As Responsive Employers) is on the leading edge of change and innovation in Northern Virginia workplaces.

For more than 25 years, CARE has celebrated the innovative ways in which winning companies are engaging their employees and supporting our community through corporate social responsibility. Awards are presented by NVFS and are a natural extension of NVFS’ mission to strengthen Northern Virginia families and the community as a whole, given the mutual importance of work and family.

On Thursday, Nov. 8, join us at the 2018 CARE Awards Breakfast to honor our 2018 winners and hear from our talented 2018 panel.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Tickets & Sponsorships

Mike Neibauer

Michael Neibauer
Associate Editor
Washington Business Journal

PanelistCharles Kuhn

Charles Kuhn
President & CEO
JK Moving Services

Sheila Murphy

Sheila Murphy
Founder & Partner
FlexProfessionals, LLC

Darcy Smith

Darcy Smith
Senior Vice President of Team Development
Custom Ink

25 Years of CARE Awards

CARE’s Importance and Benefits

Leaders from winning companies share the impact of the CARE Awards over the past 25 years and what they expect to see in the years ahead

“The CARE Awards is one of the most important programs Custom Ink 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 Custom Ink

Highlighting Corporate Social Responsibility

New in 2018: As corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an effective tool for increasing employee engagement, productivity and workplace wellness, it has become a key pillar of CARE-ing companies. The CARE Awards process will place an increased emphasis on creating a stronger Northern Virginia community through community engagement and CSR.

In November 2017, NVFS’ CARE Awards celebrated 25 years of honoring responsive employers and their influence on the changing dynamic of the Northern Virginia workforce. To commemorate this banner anniversary year, NVFS hosted a special panel of industry leaders to inspire business and workplace evolution in the years ahead. Learn more about the history of the CARE Award here.