Press Releases

Congratulations to Our 2022 Graduates

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July 8, 2022

The Loudoun Laurels Foundation congratulates our graduating scholars: Sulma Hernandez, Ashley Cardenas-Alviar, and Jayla Grooms.

Loudoun Laurels Remembers The Late Paul G. Ziluca

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June 13, 2022

The Loudoun Laurel’s Foundation is deeply saddened to share the passing of 2009 Loudoun Laureate Paul Ziluca on May 12th. He will be remembered fondly for his many contributions to Loudoun and our community and will be deeply missed by his colleagues at the Loudoun Laurels Foundation. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.  Paul’s obituary is available at: ompsfuneralhome.com/obituary/paul-g-ziluca/To learn more about Paul’s life and legacy, watch youtu.be/0Emv3–E_lg.

Loudoun Laurels Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients

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June 9, 2022

The Loudoun Laurels Foundation has awarded $40,000 scholarships to two Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) students this year. The awardees are Jasmeet Kaur, a Tuscarora High School senior who will attend George Mason University, where she plans to major in accounting, and Carlos Morales, a Potomac Falls High School senior who will attend George Mason University to pursue a course of study in biomedical engineering. Read More

Sandy Lerner Is Named 2022 Loudoun Laureate

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June 1, 2022

The Loudoun Laurels Foundation has chosen Sandy Lerner as its 2022 Loudoun Laureate, seeing in her the personification of qualities it seeks in all candidates for this honor: selflessness, integrity, creativity, wisdom, and courage. This year’s selection was drawn from an exceptional pool of worthy candidates, notable for its quality and quantity. Read More

Schaufeld Family Foundation Makes $50,000 Grant to Loudoun Laurels Foundation Endowment

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March 2, 2022

The Schaufeld Family Foundation has awarded a grant in the amount of $50,000 to the Loudoun Laurels Foundation for its Loudoun Laurels Stewardship Trust endowment. “My family and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the mission of the Loudoun Laurels—to provide educational scholarships to our promising youth,” said Karen Schaufeld in announcing the award. Read More

Loudoun Laurels Foundation Awards Two $40,000 Scholarships to LCPS Students

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July 23, 2021

The Loudoun Laurels Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2021 Loudoun Laurels Stewardship Trust scholarships, Carla Martinez Borja, and Wendy Ramirez. Ms. Martinez is a graduate of Heritage High School who will study nursing at George Mason University. Ms. Ramirez is a graduate of Park View High School who will major in social work at George Mason University. Ms. Martinez and Ms. Ramirez were participants in the Loudoun County Public School’s (LCPS) College Achievement Minority Program for Unique Students (CAMPUS) during their years in high school. Read More

Loudoun Laurels Foundation Announces 2021 Laureate

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July 16, 2021

The Loudoun Laurels Foundation has selected its 2021 Laureate. The honoree is Dorothy “Punkin” Lee who founded Journeymen Saddlers in Middleburg and has operated the business for 45 years. The high standards of Loudoun Laurels: selflessness; integrity; creativity; wisdom and courage, are personified in Punkin. Everything she does is for the love of her community, trying to help make things the best they can be. Read More

Loudoun Laurels Foundation Planning for 2021 Gala

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April 1, 2021

The Loudoun Laurels Foundation is moving forward with its plans for a 2021 Gala to be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Lansdowne Resort. The honoree at this year’s event is businessman and philanthropist Chuck Kuhn. An active business leader for almost 40 years, he and his family continue to support humanitarian, land preservation and conservation, and community-oriented causes throughout Loudoun County. Read More

Loudoun Laurels Foundation Announces 2020 Laureate

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June 29, 2020

The Loudoun Laurels Foundation has selected its 2020 Laureate. The honoree is businessman and philanthropist Chuck Kuhn. An active business leader for over 38 years, he has worked or lived in Loudoun County since 1994. He is well known for his humanitarian, land preservation and conservation, and community-oriented efforts throughout.
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Loudoun Laurels Foundation Cancels Annual Gala for 2020

2021 Gala Scheduled for September 24, 2021

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April 2, 2020

The Loudoun Laurels Foundation has cancelled its annual gala this year. Pat Daly, the Foundation’s president said, “With the welfare of our guests, many of whom are at high-risk for contracting the COVID-19 virus, in mind, the board has decided to cancel the gala. Our gala was to be held at Lansdowne Resort and Spa on Friday, September 25, 2020. Looking forward to next year, we have scheduled the gala for Friday, September 24, 2021, at Lansdowne.” Read More

Loudoun Laurels Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2020 Loudoun Laureates

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February 21, 2020

The Loudoun Laurels Foundation is seeking nominations from the greater Loudoun Community for its 2020 Laureates. This year’s Laureates will be honored at the Foundation’s annual Gala to be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Lansdowne Resort. Read More

Claude Moore Foundation Grants $250,000 to Loudoun Laurels Foundation Endowment

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July 18, 2019

The trustees of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation have awarded a grant in the amount of $250,000 to the Loudoun Laurels Foundation for its Loudoun Laurels Stewardship Trust endowment. The Claude Moore Foundation’s grant is a matching grant to the $250,000 grant made by the May Family Foundation earlier this year. Read More

Loudoun Laurels Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

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June 3, 2019

The Loudoun Laurels Foundation has awarded Loudoun Laurels Stewardship Trust scholarships to three Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) students this year. Two of the scholarship recipients participated in the national Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program and one recipient participated in LCPS’ College Achievement Minority Program for Unique Students (CAMPUS) before graduating this month. Read More