Today the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce announced its 2021 Loudoun Community Leadership Awards finalists. These Awards honor those businesses and community leaders that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to support the strength and vitality of the Loudoun community.
Now in its 8th year, the 2021 version of the Community Leadership Awards will place a special emphasis on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Early in the COVID pandemic, the Loudoun Chamber understood that our community needed to work together, with strength, selflessness and unity, in order to endure this public health crisis. The response we have seen from our businesses, nonprofits and residents to this crisis has been nothing short of extraordinary, as Loudouners responded with remarkable generosity and sacrifice. That is the spirit that define the Loudoun Community Leadership Awards,” said Chamber President & CEO Tony Howard.
Top honorees for the 2021 Community Leadership Awards will be announced at the Chamber’s 53rd Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards, which will be held as a virtual event on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The event will be streamed live on the Chamber’s Facebook page. Event information can be found on the Chamber’s website, www.LoudounChamber.org/events.
The finalists were chosen in five categories, Large and Small Businesses, Nonprofit Executive, Executive Leaders and Young Professional Leaders. These finalists are chosen by a panel of Loudoun’s top business and nonprofit leaders.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Loudoun Chamber also created the #StrongerTogether Award. This honor will go to a group of five outstanding community initiatives, campaigns and projects created to alleviate the human and economic suffering in our Loudoun community caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated impacts. The Community Foundation was selected as one of the #StrongerTogether Honorees for our COVID-19 relief work through our Community Emergency Relief Fund.
The 2021 Community Leadership Award winners in each category will have the opportunity to select one nonprofit organization that will be the beneficiary of a $1,000 grant, provided by the Community Foundation.
Young Professionals category:
Solitaire Carroll, One Sparrow
Kindra Dionne Harvey, Purpose WorX, LLC
Erin Lombardi, EL Strategic
Mahsa Riar, Limitless Limb LLC
Executive Leader Award category:
Deborah Addo, Inova Loudoun Hospital
Dario Campolatarro, Hilb Group Mid-Atlantic
Allison Shannon, 37 Media & Marketing Group
Brigitta Toruño, UNO Translations and Communications
Small Business (less than 100 employees) category:
Bear Chase Brewing Company
Toth Financial Advisory Corporation
37 Media & Marketing Group
Large Business (100 employees or more) category:
The National Conference Center
Northwest Federal Credit Union
Nonprofit Executive category:
Nikki Daruwala, Loudoun Literacy
Donna M. Fortier, Mobile Hope
Judith Hanley, Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter
Valerie Pisierra, Loudoun Cares
Ampersand Pantry Project
Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
Loudoun Business Interruption Fund
Loudoun Hunger Relief
Women Giving Back
To learn more about our Community Emergency Relief Fund, visit: https://communityfoundationlf.org/emergencyrelief