In June, 1990, after a distinguished career of more than 30 years in government service, honored throughout the state, nationally and internationally, J. Hamilton Lambert entered the world of charitable non-profits as the Executive Director of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.
Under “J’s” leadership the Foundation prospered, earning its own way, by optimizing return on its own assets.
To date the foundation has given away more than three times the total of its original $17 million endowment. In a long list of 2015 grantees, among those most prominent locally are: The Arc of Loudoun, the Boy Scouts of America, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, Connect Northern Virginia, ECHO, the Inova Health System Foundation, Loudoun Cares, the Loudoun Education Foundation, The Loudoun Literacy Council, Loudoun Youth Inc, Shenandoah University, UVA and the Smithsonian Institution.
Seven years ago J’s Board at the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation gave him the job of creating the Claude Moore Academy.
That program now prepares up 84 High School graduates a year here in Loudoun County for licensed and highly-sought-after careers in Practical Nursing, Radiology technology, Ultrasound technology, Physical Therapy , Laboratory Medicine and Pharmacy technology.
Currently on J’s plate at the Foundation is Moorefield: a role-model of a planned community, sited on the last of Dr. Claude Moore’s properties.
About double the size of Reston Town Center, Moorefield will create significantly more tax revenue for Loudoun County than is needed to support the new community . . . and provide funds to expand the programs of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
His ongoing work as a provider of advice and counsel to government, business and individuals as President of J. Hamilton Lambert and Associates complements his work with the Foundation in the spirit of promoting the highest levels of financial, cultural, historical and environmental stewardship.
She serves or has served on many Boards, including: George Mason University, Board of Visitors; The University of Richmond Board of Trustees, The Virginia Community College Foundation, the George C. Marshall International Center, The Center for Innovative Technology, the Waterford Foundation, Oatlands Plantation, The Women’s Center, Wolf Trap National Performing Arts Center, The British American Project, the Colonial Board George Washington University, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and Waterford Elementary School PTO.
She has lectured at numerous Universities including: Harvard, University of Virginia, and has been the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from the Shenandoah University.
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