The Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties – a nonprofit that fosters charitable giving in the community – has a new home.
As the organization celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, community leaders gathered for a ribbon-cutting and reception at the new and expanded office space at 714 E. Market St. in Leesburg.
Amy Owen, who serves as president and CEO for the foundation, said she is “over the moon” with excitement for the new office space.
“This brings so much to the community and is also a gift to the nonprofit community. It is a wonderful space for training and board meetings,” Owen told the Times-Mirror.
The move has been supported by the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. Executive Director J. Hamilton Lambert spoke at the event.
“Loudoun has a heart, and we must work together to solve the human services issues in Loudoun County,” he said. “To our elected officials, I hope there is more focus on the need in Loudoun County than there has been in the past."
Community Foundation board Chairwoman Tracey White said a highlight of the new office is the opening of the Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center. The center seats about 50 people and provides an opportunity to expand existing programs currently offered for nonprofits.
The Community Foundation also plans to promote local artists with revolving exhibits in the center. The first exhibit features Keith Patterson, who was on hand for the reception.
White expressed her gratitude toward the Claude Moore Foundation.
“We appreciate the generosity of Claude Moore, and their partnership makes it all possible,” she said.
The Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties has pledged more than $6 million in grants to various community-enhancing programs since its inception.