80% of nonprofit gifts are made by individuals – and 9% comes from wills
Eighty percent of all U.S. charity is from households—a whopping number that outpaces gifts from private foundations (15%) and businesses (5%). Included in that 80% is gifts made through wills. Many nonprofit leaders feel they must be experts in all forms of planned giving to encourage such gifts from their donors. In fact, the secret is just asking.
Building a Wills and Bequest program explores ways you can build a program that will attract your donors to your mission with a final gift, often of high impact and generosity.
Speaker: Amy Owen, Executive Director, Community Foundation for Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties
Amy Owen and her husband, Don, live near Unison, Virginia, Loudoun County. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Alabama and received her Master’s Degree in Interpersonal Communications from West Virginia University. The majority of her professional career has been in nonprofit management with interim teaching roles as an adjunct professor at Shepherd University. For more than 10 years, she managed and directed fundraising programs for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy based in Harpers Ferry, WV. Since May 2012, she has served as lead executive of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
Amy OwenCommunity Foundation for Loudoun & No. Fauquier Counties
Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards
The Loudoun Chamber will celebrate its 56th Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards on Friday, January 19, 2024. We will honor top community leaders as well as celebrate the success of the 2023 Board of Directors Chair, Carol Barbe of Backflow Technology LLC. We will also welcomed in our 2024 Board and the new Chair Angela Mitchell, owner of ARM Consulting, LLC. 2023 Event Photos
On Monday, August 21, 2023, the 41st Annual Chamber Classic will be held at The Club at Creighton Farms. This event has been Loudoun County’s premier business golf tournament for four decades. The Chamber Classic offers our sponsors tremendous marketing exposure, and an incomparable day of golf on this Jack Nicklaus designed course. 2023 Event Photos
Small Business Awards
For 29 years, the Loudoun Small Business Awards have been the most prestigious honors celebrating the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. We hope you will join us on Friday, November 10, 2023, to congratulate finalists and winners in 9 categories, including the top prize, at the 2023 Small Business of the Year. Winners are announced in front of a live audience of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders.
On Thursday, April 27, 2023, the Loudoun Chamber honored 118 of our community’s real life heroes, including several truly heroic citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions at the 38th Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards. Plan to join us next year with Loudoun’s top business and community leaders for this proud Chamber tradition, as we demonstrate respect and appreciation for these dedicated public servants and their selfless acts of heroism and service. Stay tuned for 2024 information. Event Photos