The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties gave four grants totaling $5,000 to organizations at the recommendation of the recent winners of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Awards.
The 2019 Leadership Award winners were announced on Jan. 25, at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Community Leadership Awards. Each year, the winners have the opportunity to select a nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 grant, provided by the Community Foundation.
“The Loudoun Chamber is proud to partner with the Community Foundation to leverage our 2019 Community Leadership Awards to support the great work of the nonprofit organizations that our award honorees have selected,” Loudoun Chamber President Tony Howard said. “These outstanding Loudoun community leaders have clearly chosen to support organizations that represent their values and their commitment to our Loudoun community that made them worthy of the Chamber’s Community Leadership Award.”
The following grants were awarded, as recommended by the 2019 Community Leadership Award winners:
- $1,000 to the Loudoun Commission for Women and Girls, selected by Megan Imbert, winner of the Young Professional category;
- $1,000 to HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, selected by Carol Jameson, winner of the Nonprofit Executive category;
- $1,000 to Loudoun Literacy Council, selected by Loudoun Now, winner of the Small Organization category;
- $2,000 to JK Community Farm, selected by Chuck Kuhn, winner of the Executive Leader category, and JK Moving Services, winner of the Large Organization category.
“This recognition is incredibly special to me because I grew up in Loudoun County and have been personally inspired and empowered by many people and organizations in this community. I feel passionately that every person has a role in improving conditions in the communities they work and live. Whether it is by donating time, a dollar, or spreading awareness through one’s voice, we can cultivate positive change,” Imbersaid. “I am grateful to have been given the trust to make a grant to a local organization where the funds will be used to improve quality of life and empower the next generation of community leaders in Loudoun.”
To learn more about the Loudoun Chamber’s Community Leadership Awards, visit: loudounchamber.org/community- leadership-awards/.