Philanthropy Summit 2018 was an informative day full of great resources, interesting data, and thought-provoking conversation.  With over 100 people in attendance, we appreciate all of our supporters and partners who spent the morning learning alongside with us.  Below you’ll find a summary of each presentation, along with some follow up items as requested through our Q&A sessions and evaluations.


Introductions and Putting Racism on the Table

Amy Owen, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, provided an overview of the Community Foundation’s work and charitable giving in Loudoun County. Did you know that charitable giving in Loudoun lags behind our neighboring counties?  As requested, here is more information about charitable giving rates by county in Northern Virginia (including Loudoun):

Loudoun County Giving Data

We also continued our conversation from last year, Putting Racism on the Table, produced by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.  To view the article and video series introduced during this segment, visit:

Putting Racism on the Table
Robin DiAngelo:  White Fragility:  Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Census 2020

Gary Bass, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Bauman Foundation, provided an overview of the challenges related to a fair and accurate count during the 2020 Census, the implications of these challenges, and recommendations for how to work together to ensure successful Census 2020 engagement in our community.  For more information, review Dr. Bass’ slides:

Promoting a Fair and Accurate Census 2020 Count

Panel 1:  Teen Wellness

Suzie Bartel, Co-founder of the Ryan Bartel Foundation, moderated a panel discussion on Teen Wellness.  Suzie was joined by Jennifer Wall, Supervisor of Student Assistance with Loudoun County Public Schools, John Walker, Ph.D., Family Connections Program Manager with Loudoun County Department of Family Services, and Tom Sweitzer, Co-founder and Executive Director of A Place To Be.  If you’d like to learn more about their work, below are links to their organizations:

Ryan Bartel Foundation
Student Assistance Services, Loudoun County Public Schools
Family Connections, Department of Family Services
A Place To Be

Panel 2:  Substance Abuse

Stacey Metcalfe, Director of Government and Community Relations with Inova Health Systems, moderated our second panel focusing on substance abuse in Loudoun County.  Stacey was joined by Dan Luczak, president of Loudoun Club 12, and Jim Freeman, Director, Loudoun County Department of Community Corrections.  To learn more about their work, below are links to their organizations:

Inova Health System
Loudoun Club 12
Loudoun County Department of Community Corrections

Panel 3:  Behavioral Health

Carol Jameson, CEO of HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, moderated our final panel, and was joined by Joey Coburn, Director of Development with Friends of Loudoun Mental Health, Michelle Mullany, Vice President of Behavioral Health with Inova Health System, and Michelle Petruzzello, Assistant Director of Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Services.  Below are links to their organizations:

HealthWorks for Northern Virginia
Inova Health System:  Behavioral Health
Friends of Loudoun Mental Health
Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Services
REVIVE: Opioid Overdose Reversal Training information
Mental Health First Aid training information

Keynote Address

Jim Freund, Virginia State Chair of the Addiction Policy Forum, provided our keynote address with information about his organization’s work to end the opioid and substance abuse crisis.  Below are links to the APF Virginia Facebook page and the Addiction Resource Center.

Addiction Resource Center

Closing Remarks

Patricia Mathews, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Health Foundation, closed out our summit with inspiring remarks about the importance of collaboration, partnership, and equity. Below is a link to the NVHF commissioned report, Getting Ahead:  The Uneven Opportunity Landscape in Northern Virginia. 

Getting Ahead: The Uneven Opportunity Landscape in Northern Virginia

A Few Other Resources

Agenda and Bios – Philanthropy Summit 2018
Faces of Loudoun
State of Loudoun Youth Report (Loudoun County Advisory Commission on Youth)

Finally, we thank our sponsors, Loudoun County Public Schools Office of Outreach, Kimberely Evans, and the Robert Royal Foundation for supporting our event.  Enjoy our photos and hope you join us again in 2019!