The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce has selected DynCorp International as a finalist for 2012 Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year in the “Large Business” category. The Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards will be presented at their annual chairman’s luncheon being held Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.
The Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards honor business leadership and above-and-beyond corporate social responsibility. DI was selected from more than 65 applicants for this award.
DynCorp International was previously recognized by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce in 1993 and 1995 in the Small Business Awards as Big Business of the Year. DynCorp International was also a finalist for the Contractor of the Year award in 2009, part of the 7th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards.
Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce works with companies in Northern Virginia to build a strong business community. From small, entrepreneurial startups to some of the country’s largest corporations – businesses have leveraged the Chamber to raise their profiles, grow revenue and develop new business relationships.
The Chamber facilitates industry-focused councils, thought leadership groups, community partnerships and many other opportunities for its more than 600 member companies to expand their networks and raise their profiles in the highly competitive Northern Virginia market.
The Chamber remains grounded in the community it represents, raising money and awareness through the Valor and Education Foundations. The Valor Foundation awards post-secondary education scholarships to the children of those in the Fairfax County community who have gone above and beyond to keep the community safe. The Education Foundation provides support so the county’s public education system is able to provide students with the world-class education they deserve.
The DynCorp International values that team members apply to job performance – We Serve, We Care, We Empower, We Perform, We Do the Right Thing – are also values that are carried into the communities where we live and work. DI utilizes the unique opportunities to give back through philanthropic donations, local training programs and hands-on volunteer work.
DynCorp International’s goals are to support programs and efforts that benefit:
- Veterans of the U.S. Military
- Law Enforcement Veterans
- Global Education
- Global Community Development
Successful corporate responsibility initiatives from 2011 include:
- TAPS “Red Shirt Friday” campaign – DI donated a total of $12,540 to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) through the “Red Shirt Friday” program. Team members were encouraged to wear red each Friday to show support of servicemen and women. For each red shirt sold from the company store, $10 were donated to TAPS.
- USO Project Elf – DI donated more than 1,500 iPod Touch devices along with a holiday card to families during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s Project Elf event.