USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation Named 2023 CARE Award Winner

November 13, 2023

USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation Named 2023 CARE Award Winner 


Honor Bestowed by Northern Virginia Family Service  Recognizes Outstanding Community Impact, Family-Friendly Policies, 

and Employee Engagement by Northern Virginia Family Service


Herndon, Va., (November 13, 2023) - USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation today announced that it is the recipient of a 2023 CARE Award from Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS). Since 1992, NVFS has recognized exceptional companies proactively making the Washington, D.C. region a better place to work, live, and play through the CARE (Companies As Responsive Employers) Awards. USTA Mid-Atlantic is among 22 organizations honored this year for having an outstanding culture and employee engagement strategies that create one of the best places to work in the D.C. area.



"True success lies in fostering an environment where authenticity thrives. At USTA Mid-Atlantic, we empower and support our team to be their best selves daily,” says Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro, CEO of USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation.”We are proud to earn a CARE Award because it serves as a reminder how important it is to be dedicated and intentional in creating an ideal workplace, and ultimately an enhanced community too.” 

The honor comes as USTA Mid-Atlantic celebrates a milestone 100 years of promoting and growing tennis in the region. This is the seventh time earning a CARE Award - an indication of how the nonprofit is dedicated to not only improving lives in the community through the sport, but also ensuring a healthy workplace culture.



“For more than 30 years, the CARE Awards have honored the companies making a meaningful impact on our community and our region stronger through their supportive, inclusive, and fulfilling atmospheres,” Stephanie Berkowitz, president and CEO of Northern Virginia Family Service. “On behalf of Northern Virginia Family Service, I extend heartfelt congratulations to USTA Mid-Atlantic and thank you for your commitment to adapting to a new world of working through your outstanding employee culture, emphasis on employee wellbeing, deep community engagement practices, flexible work environment, and diversity, equity and inclusivity efforts.”



Aligned with their core values—People First, Teamwork, JEDI, and Fun—USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation maintains a steadfast ethos. Over the past couple of years, their focus has been on recognizing, nurturing, and leveraging the unique strengths of each team member. Their collective aim is to empower individuals in their professional and personal growth, utilizing data to enhance overall performance and synergy.



CARE Awards will be presented at a special reception Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner/Innovation Gallery. For more details about the CARE Awards, visit https://www.nvfs.org/events/care-awards/.  For more information about USTA Mid-Atlantic’s Centennial Celebration visit usta.com/centennialcelebration.  

About USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation:

USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to promoting tennis and its physical, social, and emotional health benefits. Our mission is to promote and develop the growth of tennis in EVERY community.  Since 1923, USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation’s mission to grow the sport has not wavered and remains more relevant than ever. With more than 1.3 million people playing tennis today in the Mid-Atlantic and another 1 million people interested, USTA Mid-Atlantic is leading the way to increase access to the sport and chart a course for the next 100 years of tennis.

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