Founded in 2008 by a committee convened by Inova Loudoun Hospital and its Inova Health Foundation, the Loudoun Laurels now comprise three activities: an independent non-profit honorary Foundation; a scholarship granting trust; and a mentoring resource for Loudoun County Public School students. Its mission is twofold: to honor and preserve for history the stories of extraordinary people whose lives and work make Loudoun County an exceptional place; and to award scholarships to students in historically underrepresented groups in higher education and prospective first-generation college students in Loudoun County.

Each year, Loudoun Laurels hosts a gala to honor its Laureates and the scholarship recipients. The gala will be held on September 29th at 6:30 at Belmont Country Club this year. For more information, please contact us at

Through Loudoun Laurels’ partnerships with the Thomas Balch Memorial Library and the George C. Marshall International Center, the stories of the Laureates become part of a permanent research collection on the history of the county and a resource for future generations. Its scholarship and mentorship programs support young people who have the potential to become future leaders.

Loudoun Laurels is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and qualified as a tax exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).