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 both!