Investing in School Readiness
Fairfax Futures’ 2nd Annual Business Leaders’ Reception

Fairfax Futures’ 2nd Annual Business Leaders’ Reception

On November 9, 2017, Fairfax Futures held its Second Annual Business Leaders’ Reception, hosted by Holland & Knight and co-sponsored by PenFed Credit Union. Fairfax Futures’ Board Chair Cathy Lange welcomed guests and talked about Fairfax Futures’ ongoing efforts to support young children’s school readiness, in part by increasing the knowledge and competencies of early childhood educators across Fairfax County.

Presenters included Mr. Chuck Mills, CEO and Founder of Salera Capital Management, and Dr. Kartik Athreya, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Mills, who formerly served as Director of Small Business Assistance under then-Governor Mark Warner, spoke of the impact his enrollment in Head Start had on paving the way for his later personal and professional opportunities. Athreya addressed the broader macroeconomic impact of investing in human capital beginning very early in life – before children enter school – and why the Federal Reserve Bank recognizes the importance of investment in quality early childhood education as a fundamental economic development issue. 


Richard Bynum, PNC Bank, Cathy Lange, Human Capital Advisors, Roderick "Rocky" Mitchell, and Penny Peng, PenFed Credit Union and Chuck Mills, Salera Capital Management

Dr. Kartik Athreya, speaker, Exec. Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Eileen Ellsworth, Community Foundation of Northern VA, Linda Odorisio, Haverford Partners, and Cathy Lange, Fairfax Futures Board Chair

Steve Day, PNC, Cathy Lange, Human Capital Advisors, Stu Mendelsohn, Holland and Knight, and Penny Peng, PenFed Credit Union

Kim Caccavaro, Holland and Knight and Michele Duell, Process Point Consulting

Chuck Mills, speaker, Salera Capital Management and Scott Ralls, Northern Virginia Community College




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