Letter – Community Foundations Welcome Amazon

Letter – Community Foundations Welcome Amazon

This week, community foundations across Northern Virginia, including the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, welcomed Amazon to our community in a joint letter.  As we prepare for and anticipate the impact Amazon will have across the region and here in Loudoun, we look forward to new opportunities that lie ahead. Recently, Jeff Bezos, founder, chairman, and CEO of Amazon, and his wife Mackenzie Bezos, donated $97.5 million to 24 nonprofits across the country that are working on family homelessness.   The Bezos The Day 1 Families Fund announced in November that it will invest $2.5 million in Northern Virginia Family Service’s efforts to end family homelessness in the region. The grant will support fund NVFS’s work to pursue solutions to family homelessness. Funding from the grant will go toward housing after shelter and providing families with services, skills training and job support needed in transitioning to and remaining in permanent housing. Community foundations have a long-standing history of working with corporations to create solutions to local needs in the communities they serve.  Northern Virginia’s community foundation leaders welcome Amazon our vibrant, diverse community; below you can read our welcome letter.      Dear Amazon, Welcome to Northern Virginia! As the timeframe for your decision on HQ2 drew closer, those of us who already call this region home began to think about how we’d welcome you to our community. Community foundations have a more than 100-year history as community conveners and conversation brokers who work tirelessly to preserve, enhance and protect the quality of life for our neighbors. This role often places us directly in the middle of our...
Two Local Leaders Join Our Board of Directors

Two Local Leaders Join Our Board of Directors

This week, we announce two local leaders joining our Board of Directors! Rajan Seth, a resident of Ashburn, is the President of Seth Enterprises CPA, LLC, and has extensive experience in tax and financial management. Kimberely Evans, a lifelong Loudoun resident currently residing in Leesburg, is Senior Manager of IT Procurement at Maximus, Reston, VA, and has extensive experience in the telecommunications field. She is also the owner and founder of Generations Gourmet, a local catering business. “We are very pleased to welcome Kimberely and Rajan to our active and engaged Board of Directors. The expertise and passion for the community that they each bring to their board service will be a plus for the Community Foundation and the nonprofits and individuals that we serve,” stated Board Chair, Tracey White. The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties has an all-volunteer Board of Directors of thirteen members. Amy Owen serves as the organization’s President and CEO and was recently named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2018 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Small Business...