33rd Annual Service Excellence Awards

The M Group was a proud event sponsor of ServiceSource’s 33rd Annual Service Excellence in Employment Awards Dinner. Held this year on October 18th, This event highlights the partnerships, programs and activities which ServiceSource and the community are involved in throughout the year. Recognition was given to Community Partner of the Year, Service Excellence Awardees, Staff Employee of the Year, and Placement Employee of the Year. Find out more about ServiceSource and how you can get involved here.


The M Group Sponsors the GRACE Fine Arts Festival

The weekend of May 18th The M Group attended the 27th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at Reston Town Center.  The experience is the Greater Reston Art Center’s (GRACE’s) largest fundraiser.  For several years The M Group has served as a proud sponsor for the nonprofit organization’s weekend celebration.

The highly anticipated cultural event typically attracts nearly 30,000 visitors and was held from Friday through Sunday. Over 200 artists from 37 states showcased their best original contemporary fine art and crafts along the 11-block area. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has a long-standing reputation for presenting high-quality work. Despite the rain, art aficionados, local residents, families, corporate executives, and design professionals were all in attendance along with other local community members.

This year Festival Friday expanded the weekend’s experience with a focus on the Reston workforce, and offered unique deals for local merchants. The popular Family Art Park, which offers free art-making activities for groups of all ages in the Town Center Pavilion, was a highlight for attendees with children.

On Saturday evening, The M Group hosted the Festival party along with the Counter Custom Burgers. That night, a unique and exciting participatory performance was presented by Baltimore-based artist Laure Drogoul. Her work, The Illuminated Fountain of Extinction, is a living tableau of natural and post-natural creatures inspired by illuminated manuscripts. Also, Festival artists were celebrated with the announcement of the 2018 Awards of Excellence. The party served as a way for supporters to engage with the artists as well.

We look forward to attending again next year and hope to see you there!

M Group team members and their guests enjoying the Festival Party on Saturday evening.

M Group team members and their guests enjoying the Festival Party on Saturday evening.

Congratulations to M Group's Wasib Mahmood!

Congratulations to The M Group's Wasid Mahmoood! Wasib successfully completed his thesis year and defense, and will be graduating from Virginia Tech's Washington Alexandria Architecture Center with a Masters of Architecture Degree.  

Wasib's thesis, an incredibly thoughtful study on orphaned youth in Karachi, Pakistan, earned praise from all and received special recognition from the Program Director.  The awarding of a crystal from an antique school chandelier is a school tradition since the 1970's and is given to outstanding work.

Well earned Wasib!

The 28th Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up

Several M Group employees volunteered to work at this important event which took place Saturday, April 16th.  Our team picked up trash at the Snakeden Branch/Hunters Woods Village Center area in Reston, VA. It was a beautiful day to get outside and to give back to the community. Learn more about the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup here.

Some fun facts:

265 events

9,465 volunteers

334,952 total pounds of trash were collected