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  info@loudounlaurels.org.

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).