The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties recently launched the Breeze Makenzie Foundation fund. As a family-based donor advised fund, grants will reflect the values and vision of its founders, Andy and Tina Johnson.

The fund has been established in honor of Tina’s brother and Loudoun’s own Breeze Makenzie who passed away unexpectedly on August 8, 2015, at the young age of 50. Breeze grew up in western Loudoun County and was a graduate of Loudoun Valley High School. He attended Charles S. Monroe’s auto mechanics program and spent 18 years driving a big rig across the country.

After retiring from the road, he focused his attention on providing roadside services for stranded truck drivers. “He had a huge heart and giving soul. He was known for literally giving the shirt off of his back,” expressed Tina Johnson. “His big personality and energetic spirit will be truly missed.”

To make a donation to the Breeze Makenzie Foundation, click here.