Commitment to Community

ORION Investment Advisors, A DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C. firm and its team members recognize the importance of sharing our time and talents within various communities locally, nationally and internationally. We try to count our blessings every day and in “giving back” we support causes which are important to us as individuals and as a company.
You can see below some of the groups we have supported, including many of which we remain engaged with today. Click on the icons to learn more about these wonderful organizations.







Lab Rescue of the LRCP (Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac) is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization with a two-fold mission:

  • we rescue, foster and place homeless, abused, and/or abandoned Labrador Retrievers
  • we provide a referral service for owners seeking to place their Labradors in new homes.

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OUR MISSION IS TO WALK WITH THE POOR AND MARGINALIZED OF THE WORLD.

  • We provide personal attention and direct benefits to children, youth, aging and their families so they may live with dignity, achieve their desired potential and participate fully in society.
  • We invite people of good will to live in daily solidarity with the world’s poor through one-to-one sponsorship.
  • We build community by fostering relationships of mutual respect, understanding and support that are culturally diverse, empowering and without religious or other prejudice.

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Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

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Plan aims to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries, through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives.

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Junior Achievement motivates students to develop the skills needed to experience the realities and opportunities of the 21st-century global marketplace; developing the confidence to enter the workforce and contribute to economic growth.

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As a nonprofit, Children’s National relies on the generous support of donors to improve the health of children in the nation’s capital, across the country, and around the world.

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Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.

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VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.

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All money raised by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is managed by the Avon Foundation for Women, a 501(C)(3) public charity that funds a comprehensive network of programs and services dedicated to serving breast cancer patients and their families through five areas of the breast cancer cause: awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment, support services, and scientific research.

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Every year, thousands of people receive counseling, shelter, adoption and foster care assistance, health care, immigration and legal aid, affordable housing and more through the care of archdiocesan staff and volunteers.

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The Autism Society of Northern Virginia serves individuals and families in the region who have been touched by autism by providing a range of services and supports including information and referral assistance, advocacy and education, family fun and respite, and Intervention Assistance Fund mini-grants.

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Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

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NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home. Their pioneering efforts have made it easier for later generations of individuals with Down syndrome to be accepted by their families and communities, to develop their capabilities, and to work towards independence. Our mission is to ensure that all persons with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their potential in all aspects of community life. We offer information, support, and advocacy.

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The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), founded in 2000, strives to improve the systems of support in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech and to achieve to their potential. CASANA works toward this mission through promoting national awareness of childhood apraxia of speech; providing high quality information and support to families and professionals; conducting multiple educational events around the nation; and supporting as well as funding apraxia research.

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Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

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TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death.

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Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research.

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The mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character.

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Dig Pink® is the name of the Side-Out Foundation's national October breast cancer rally. A Dig Pink® event can be organized at the local, county, city or state level, and it is supported by college and middle/high school volleyball coaches and teams as well as club coaches and teams. All proceeds benefit the Side-Out Foundation, which in turn awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing patient services to breast cancer patients and their families.

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To educate our fellow citizens and their elected representatives on how the choices we make through our government impact the humane treatment of Virginia’s animals. To advocate for protection and humane treatment of Virginia’s animals, guided by mercy, compassion and our common humanity.

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We believe that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law.

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Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Fairfax County branches have been serving youth in the Fairfax County area for over 20 years. Our organization is dedicated to ensuring that youth have a safe place to learn, have fun, and grow.

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The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it through its network of partner agencies; and educating, empowering and enlightening the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition. CAFB is a member of Feeding America, a national network of 200 food banks.

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Addressing the needs of the poor, hurting and homeless with dignity, respect and love.

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FACETS opens doors by helping parents, their children and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty – so often unnoticed – in Fairfax County. We meet their emergency shelter, food, and medical needs, help them gain safe, sustainable and permanent housing and work with them to end the cycle of poverty through educational, life skills and career counseling programs.

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