Nicole Acosta

Nicole Acosta

The Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties recently announced that Nicole Acosta is the recipient of the 2021 R. Ann Meyers Alumni Award from the James Madison University Department of Social Work.

In addition, the Leesburg-based organization announced that it has promoted Acosta to Vice President of Grants and Nonprofit Programs.

The award, which is given by James Madison University, recognizes significant achievements in the careers of their alumni.

“I am honored by this recognition,” Acosta said in a prepared statement. “The education I received at the James Madison University Department of Social Work gave me a solid foundation to be an effective advocate for change in my community. I am proud to be a JMU Alumni.”

As Vice President of Grants and Nonprofit Programs, she manages the foundation’s grantmaking processes, develops and facilitates nonprofit programs and capacity-building training, and also helps implement the organization’s leadership work in the community.

“Nicole has been an invaluable member of our team for 3 years,” Amy Owen, President & CEO, Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties said in a prepared statement.

“Her expertise and hard work has been essential to our growth and development,” she said. “During the pandemic she made it possible for our programs to not just continue, but to thrive.”

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