Loudoun's 100WomenStrong tops the $1 million in giving mark

Karen Schaufeld is the founder and president of 100WomenStrong.

100WomenStrong, a group of concerned residents seeking to invest in organizations and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County citizens, has topped $1 million in giving to provide food, shelter, health care and education to thousands in just seven years. With its 2016 announcement of $221,165 in funding for 15 organizations, 100WomenStrong will have donated $1,127,502 since its inception.

Founded by Karen G. Schaufeld in late 2008, the group started with 13 members and granted $28,600 in 2009. Schaufeld says she created 100WomenStrong to appeal to those seeking to be both fiscally and emotionally connected with each other.

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