Did You Hear the News? New Leadership Here…

Did You Hear the News? New Leadership Here…

Two new leaders have taken on the Community Foundation mantle.  Nicole Acosta adds her knowledge and background in a new staffed position, Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs.  Lucky Wadehra joins the leadership team as a newest Board of Director. Acosta will serve as the first contact point for donors interested in grantmaking, among other duties. Acosta will work closely with Amy Owen, president of the Community Foundation and will provide direct support for donor advised funds and giving circles such as 100WomenStrong and the Loudoun Impact Fund, for which she will work directly with donors to ensure a quality experience, focusing on continuous improvement. As the Director of Nonprofit Programs & Grants, Acosta will help guide strategic leadership initiatives within the Community Foundation, as well as directly oversee and direct media outreach and communications and training programs for area nonprofit leaders and organizations. Wadehra, an Ashburn resident, is a Senior Vice President and Business Banking Manager for Wells Fargo’s Business Banking Group in Northern Virginia. Lucky has been with Wells Fargo and in banking and lived in Loudoun County for more than 15 years. Throughout her career, she has held positions in leadership and management roles requiring a strong skill set in customer service, sales, budgeting, financial and business acumen, developing talent and practicing diversity and inclusion. She joins the Board for a  three-year term bringing her seasoned business sense to the Community Foundation’s structure and vision. We welcome them...
100 WomenStrong Social Impact Institute

100 WomenStrong Social Impact Institute

The Social Impact Institute in its Leadership Development Program will enroll six executive directors in a six-month executive coaching program focusing on each participant’s goals—and, equally important—how achieving their goal will positively affect the nonprofit that employs them. The six participants will benefit from three one-on-one sessions with Executive Coach Leigh Shields, plus three cohort meetings with the full group between March and September 2015. Full application information is on our website under For...
New Offices, New Leaders, New Name

New Offices, New Leaders, New Name

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Fauquier Counties has announced a series of changes: a name change, a new headquarters, and the next slate of board leadership.   Kirsten Langhorne, a long-time member of 100WomenStrong (a giving circle within the Community Foundation) and Lansdowne resident is the newly elected president of the all-volunteer board of directors, with John Rust from Leesburg named as Vice President. Both have been with the board for years.   As part of the Community Foundation’s emphasis to serve all of Loudoun County, Executive Director Amy Owen and the organization’s headquarters have been relocated to Leesburg within Healthworks’ Fort Evans Road facility. Healthworks is a nonprofit Community Health Center providing medical, dental and behavioral health care to people from all backgrounds, of all ages, and of all incomes. They are the medical home to over 9,000 Loudoun County residents, most of whom are low income.  The Community Foundation has assumed vacant offices on the first floor.   “We not only appreciate the hospitality of one of Loudoun County’s leading charities for office space,” said Owen, “we will benefit from several meeting areas and rooms within the building as we flip-flop board meetings between Leesburg and Middleburg.”   The name change was adopted by the Community Foundation Board of Directors to better explain the grantmaking group’s service...