Dear friends,

On behalf of the board and staff of the Community Foundation, we extend our deepest gratitude to all who supported our first ever Roots & Legacies awards dinner and gala on November 17.

With more than 260 of our supporters, partners, and friends in attendance, we raised more than $130,000 to support our mission to grow community giving, bolster local nonprofits through education and grantmaking, and establish legacies in the form of permanent endowment funds honoring our 2023 awardees!

We’re proud to announce the following endowment funds provided in honor of our awardees, with gratitude from our Endowment Sponsors AMJ Financial, The Major Family Foundation, and Tony Nerantzis and Associates of Raymond James.

Karen Schaufeld, Philanthropist of the Year

Karen Schaufeld Endowment for Early Learning

This field of interest fund, established in honor of Karen Schaufeld as the Community Foundation’s 2023 Philanthropist of the Year honoree, supports grants to support early childhood education programs and services in Loudoun County.

To make a gift in honor of Karen to this fund, click here.

Angela Mitchell, Changemaker of the Year

Angela Stephens Mitchell Family Foundation

This donor advised fund, established in honor of Angela Mitchell, the Community Foundation’s 2023 Changemaker of the Year honoree, supports grantmaking to nonprofits aligned with the philanthropic vision of Angela and her family.

To make a gift in honor of Angela to this fund, click here.

Loudoun Hunger Relief, Nonprofit Achievement Award

Loudoun Hunger Relief Endowment Fund

This designated fund supports Loudoun Hunger Relief’s mission and programs to address food-insecurity in Loudoun County through permanent endowment.

To make a gift in honor of Loudoun Hunger Relief, click here.

You can learn more about the accomplishments and work of our honorees through the videos below:

We extend our thanks to all of our Roots & Legacies supporters, and we encourage you to learn more about our Investor Sponsors:

As we head into a time of reflection and gratitude, we wish you a season of rest, celebration, and connection with those closest to you. Thank you for all you do to support Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties through your Community Foundation.


Nicole Acosta, President & CEO

P.S. Did you catch Karen Schaufeld and Angela Mitchell on WJLA ABC News 7 during National Philanthropy Week?

Karen Schaufeld, WJLA ABC News 7

Angela Mitchell, WJLA ABC New 7