Leesburg, VA – June 10, 2019 – The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties celebrated its 20th anniversary with a spring garden party and awards ceremony on Sunday, June 2. Current and past Board members, fund holders, and community partners gathered at the home of Community Foundation Board member, Connie Moore, in celebration of the milestone.
Board Chair Tracey White emceed the event, highlighting the Community Foundation’s growth in the past twenty years. “As we reach our 20th anniversary, it’s only fitting that we’ve also surpassed several important organizational milestones recently,” White remarked. “We now have almost 70 funds and more than six million dollars in community-based assets. And, for the first time, we granted out more than one million dollars last year.”
Also recognized during the event were the winners of the Community Foundation’s inaugural Platinum Achievement Awards. Through a competitive application process, three nonprofits demonstrating significant internal achievements were selected by a review committee to be named winners of the Platinum Achievement Awards and to receive a $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation. Funding for the grants was provided by donations made to the Community Foundation’s Faces of Loudoun Grantmaking Fund, established when the Faces of Loudoun community service campaign was launched in 2017.