Loudoun Chamber Foundation Announces Its First Round of Grants to Three Loudoun area Nonprofits
Loudoun Chamber Foundation established in 2014 to support economic development, workforce and education, and healthy communities
Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce today announced that the newly created Loudoun Chamber Foundation has made its first ever round of grants to support the work of three Loudoun County area nonprofit organizations.
The Loudoun Chamber Foundation has awarded $2,000 grants to the Loudoun Education Foundation, the Loudoun based programming of Northern Virginia Community College’s SySTEMic Solutions and to Loudoun Interfaith Relief.
The Loudoun Chamber Foundation was created in December of 2014 to provide financial assistance to area nonprofits that are focused on economic development, education and workforce development, public safety and healthy communities.
“The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is committed to investing in our community and supporting those organizations that are focused on the Chamber’s priority issues. The three organizations that are receiving the Loudoun Chamber Foundation’s first ever grants are all achieving great things on behalf of Loudoun County’s students, educators and families, and we are very proud to support their work,” said Loudoun County Chamber President Tony Howard.
“The Loudoun Education Foundation is thrilled to receive this grant. It will enable Loudoun County Public School teachers to attend professional development opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and to bring what they learn back to their students,” said Dawn Meyer, Executive Director of the Loudoun Education Foundation.
“We are thrilled to be the inaugural recipients of the Loudoun Chamber Foundation Grants,” said Carol Barbe, Loudoun Interfaith Relief Board President. “The support of Loudoun businesses and leaders is vital to our mission and serving the residents of Loudoun County.”
“Because it’s critical to ensure that school children perceive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as exciting rather than intimidating, SySTEMic Solutions partners with Loudoun County Public Schools to support and supplement their STEM programming. Our premise is that early exposure to the fun side of STEM will encourage more kids to take challenging courses in high school and pursue STEM careers. We are grateful that the Loudoun Chamber values and supports that work,” said Julie Leidig, Provost of the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.
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