Friday, November 17, 2023
The Middleburg Barn at Fox Chase Farm
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cocktails | Dinner | Celebratory Awards | Auction
*Cocktail attire recommended
Join the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties for our first awards dinner and gala celebrating National Philanthropy Week
About the Awards
Each winner will have the opportunity to name a $10,000 charitable endowment fund and recommend the fund’s charitable purpose. The endowment funds will be stewarded by the Community Foundation with generous support from our 2023 Endowment Sponsors.
Philanthropist of the Year - Karen Schaufeld
Karen G. Schaufeld is a philanthropist, author, entrepreneur, and lawyer. She is the founder and president of 100WomenStrong, a component fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties that strategically invests in nonprofits and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County, Virginia residents. Since founded in 2008, 100WomenStrong has grown to include more than 60 donor members and has granted more than $4 million to organizations serving Loudoun under Karen’s leadership. Karen also co-founded All Ages Read Together (AART), a nonprofit school readiness program for low-income preschool-aged children.
Along with serving as a Trustee for the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation she currently serves on the boards of All Ages Read Together and Middleburg Film Festival and is a member of the National Council on White House History. She is also Co-Chair of Wolf Trap’s Next Chapter Initiative. Previously, she served as Trustee for Lehigh University and was a board member of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Venture Philanthropy Partners, Journey Through Hallowed Ground, and OneVoice Movement. She published her first children’s book, The Lollipop Tree, in 2014 and her second children’s book, Larry and Bob, in 2016. Her third book, How to Eat a Peach, was released in April 2019. Karen’s fourth book, Vultures, A Love Story, was released in Spring of 2022.
As CEO of SWaN Hill Top, she is working to develop a reimagined Hill Top House Hotel in historic Harpers Ferry, WV. In addition, she helped found NEW Customer Services Companies, Inc., the nation’s largest administrator of consumer product warranties, now part of NEW Asurion, Inc., where she served as General Counsel. She is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Altor Locks, a company that creates innovative security products like bike locks and trailer hitch locks. She is an advocate for the growth of renewable energy in Virginia and a more secure and stable grid through distributed energy. To spread awareness about Virginia energy policy she founded PoweredbyFacts.com and is actively involved in the passage of renewable energy bills. She also formed VaOurWay to educate voters to spur their action and attention during the Virginia legislative session.She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Government from Lehigh University and a J.D. from George Washington University.
Changemaker of the Year - Angela Mitchell
Angela Mitchell, President and CEO of ARM Consulting LLC, is an entrepreneur, local business owner, and community volunteer. Through her service on several boards, organizations, and committees in Loudoun County, Angela is a leader in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in our community. Angela currently serves as chair of the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Equity Inclusion and Accessibility Committee. In that role and as a member of the Loudoun Chamber’s Executive Committee, she has helped guide and lead an organizational plan of action to build and strengthen relationships with diverse Loudoun-based businesses and organizations, as well as helped to launch initiatives along with Chamber staff and committee members to promote heritage and diversity months highlighting diverse businesses and organizations in Loudoun. Mitchell currently serves as first vice chair for the Loudoun Chamber’s Board of Directors, and in January 2024 she will become the first Black woman to serves as Chair of the Chamber’s board. Additionally, she was appointed to the Loudoun Health Commission and serves as an Advisory Board Member for Northwest Federal Credit Union. She is also the past Chair of the Loudoun Coalition on Women and Girls (LCWAG) and the co-founder of Women and Girls Inspiring STEM Excellence (WISE), a Loudoun-based nonprofit focused on supporting girls of color advance education and careers in IT and STEM-related fields.
Angela founded her company ARM Consulting LLC in 2006, providing consultation and service to organizations with a focus on healthcare, human resources, and information technology. Moreover, ARM collaborates with clients to help them cultivate diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) within their mission, vision, practices, and services to create a culture of belonging, support, and trust that leads to future-ready advancement. Angela holds a Master of Health Administration from The Ohio State University and a BS in Human Development from Howard University.
Nonprofit Achievement Award - Loudoun Hunger Relief
Loudoun Hunger Relief has served as the primary emergency food pantry in Loudoun County since founded in 1991. Loudoun Hunger Relief’s mission is to serve our neighbors with nutritious food, education and community partnerships, and their vision is a community where all have access to adequate, nutritious food.
Last year, LHR served 14,000 Loudoun residents with 2.4 million pounds of food. Over the past 15 years, the economic impacts of the 2007-08 recession and the COVID-19 pandemic have caused two waves of long-term increases in the number of Loudoun residents seeking food assistance. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, LHR served approximately 250 families weekly; currently, LHR assists about 650 families every week.
To meet this increasing community need, in fall of 2023 LHR will complete an expansion of their physical space through a public-private partnership with Loudoun County. The expansion project will increase their facility from 4,300 to 13,500 square feet. As a result of the expansion, LHR will increase their food storage, establish a best-practice service delivery model that includes a full-choice food market for those they serve, and anchor a human services center for streamlined access to literacy, job, health, and benefits services through co-location of services with several nonprofit partners.
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Oak Hill Wealth Advisors
Major Family Foundation
Tony Nerantzis and Associates - Raymond James
VP Event Design
Auction Matching Challenge Sponsor
Leana and Marc Katz
Sandy Spring Bank
Brooke Rental Center
Blue Valley Vineyard
The Curtis Group
Langhorne Custom Homes
Inova Loudoun Hospital
Loudoun Chamber of Commerce
You've Got Maids
House of Amsel Photography
Country Zest & Style
Founded in 1999 by local volunteers, the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to grow community giving in Loudoun and northern Fauquier counties through grantmaking, partnerships, and leadership work. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has granted more than $15 million into the community. Last year, the Community Foundation granted more than $2.6 million to more than 200 nonprofit organizations, and provided training and capacity building opportunities to more than 330 local nonprofit leaders serving organizations in our footprint. Donors who include the Community Foundation in their philanthropic vision benefit from personalized donor fund services, low fees, knowledgeable staff, and assurance that legal and accounting issues are managed under one cost-effective banner: the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. CommunityFoundationLF.org (703) 779-3505.