A Message from our Chairman
The objective of the original Loudoun Laurels Gala was to identify and formally recognize individuals who contributed above and beyond the norm to make Loudoun County a great place in which to live.
Since its formation in 2008, the Loudoun Laurels Foundation has selected and recognized a total of 25 Laureates at formal events held annually. In 2013 the Founders Committee expanded the mission of the Loudoun Laurels to include the establishment of the Loudoun Laurels Stewardship Trust.
The Trust awards $40,000 scholarships that are distributed in $10,000 annual installments during the four-year term of each recipient’s college career. To date, the Trust has awarded $880,000 in scholarships to 22 students. In 2019, through the generosity of community leaders, the Foundation established an endowment to insure the long-term future of our scholarship program.
I continue to believe that the contributions I make to the Loudoun Laurels Stewardship Trust are among the most gratifying because I know they literally change the lives of deserving students who may not have the opportunity to attend college without our support. These contributions also enable me to join my colleagues who serve on the Board of Directors and the Advisory Committee, many of whom are Laureates, in recognizing extraordinary individuals whose leadership and stewardship have truly enhanced the quality of life in our community.
I am honored to serve as Board Chair for the Loudoun Laurels Foundation, indebted to the men and women who have made our work possible, and humbled by those who have, once again, answered their community’s call to serve.
Our best regards,
Joe T. May, Chairman