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    Belfort Founders raise more than $500,000 for YMCA

    Long committed to the ideas of community and education, Belfort Furniture founders Mike and Kristi Huber looked for a way to support both. They joined forces with YMCA Loudoun County 11 years ago to raise funds to provide quality after-school-programs and summer camp opportunities for Loudoun County children.

    Eleven years later, Belfort Furniture has helped raised more than $500,000 for the cause as the corporate sponsor for the YMCA Loudoun County Annual Charity Golf tournament that supports the YMCA’s “Caring for Community.”

    Held at the Loudoun Valley Golf and Country Club in Purcellville, the event annually attracts over 120 golfers. This year’s tournament raised over $52,000. In all, proceeds from the charity golf tournament have helped send over 850 children to summer camp or to an after school program. Over the years, Loudoun businesses and furniture manufacturers and their representatives have generously supported the fundraiser.

    This year’s event kicked off with a pre-golf party at the Hubers’ Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg. Over 200 furniture industry partners and Loudoun businesses attended a wine tasting and a barbecue at the winery and were given a tour of the new production facility and tank room.

    “Even though we live and work in one of the wealthiest counties in the country, there are hardworking people who cannot make ends meet,” said Mike Huber. “We are very proud to support the YMCA and their efforts to enhance the lives of so many families in our community.”

    YMCA Loudoun County honored the Hubers this year for their years of service and support.

    “We are indebted to Mike and Kristi Huber for their continued selfless support and their caring approach to the families who live in Loudoun County,” said Laura Fears, executive director of YMCA Loudoun County. “They are more than a partner, they are family in our community.”

    Based in Dulles, Belfort operates a 100,000-square-foot showroom on Shaw Road. The company was named a top 100 retailer by Furniture Today and as awarded Retailer of the Year in 2012 by the National Home furnishings Association.

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    Belfort Furniture has over the years donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charitable causes, including City of Hope’s Walk for Hope, the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, The Good Shepherd Alliance Shelters, Embry Rucker Shelter, the American Cancer Society, the Avon Breast Cancer Walk and Doctors Without Borders.

    Good for Belfort! So often I roll my eyes at “puff pieces” on local businesses that read more like paid advertisements than news stories. But a half-million is real money by anybody’s calculation. Congrats to all!

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