Friday, October 8, 2021 | 7:00 PM

Live-Streamed Event | Online Auction | Opportunities to Engage and Connect

Leon Harris, NBC4 News Anchor, Master of Ceremonies

Featuring the Presentation of the 2021 Community Leadership Award

Honoring Karen Schaufeld | Philanthropist, Author, Entrepreneur, Lawyer BWGC RaisetheRegion2020
Join the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and help “Raise the Region” at its annual celebration of local philanthropy.

This event attracts hundreds of regional business, philanthropic and community leaders and supports the Community Foundation’s ability to grow philanthropy to respond to need and seed innovation throughout the region. The event will be live-streamed, and sponsors and guests will have the option to host “pod parties” complete with food and wine provided by the Community Foundation or join from the comfort of home.

It will include an online auction that will be promoted to the Community Foundation’s network of more than 12,000 individuals, a video that will air live right from this page or from your device after you have logged in on October 8th at 7:00 pm, and opportunities to engage and connect with our community.

Sponsorships are available from $250 and include visibility throughout the year and during the event. Registration to participate in the event and online auction is free.

We are currently accepting donations of auction items for the online auction.

Help the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Raise the Region!

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2021 Raise the Region Sponsors

Thanks to the following sponsors for helping the Community Foundation Raise the Region!

Signature Sponsors

Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Jeane Dixon Children to Children Foundation
John and Nina Toups Charitable Fund
Nolan Family Charitable Fund
Schaufeld Family Foundation
Fred Schaufeld, Tony & Annette Nader, Cliff & Debbie White, SWaN Investors Management

Community Leadership Sponsors

Ted and Lynn Leonsis
LWH Family Foundation

Auction Sponsor

Pohanka Automotive Group

Photo Engagement Sponsor

Monument Wealth Management

Raffle Sponsor

Caimi-Markis Family Fund

Community Wealth Building Sponsors

Tom and Hillary Baltimore
The Blackthorn Foundation
David and Amy Bosserman
Eileen Ellsworth and Bob Weil
Robert and Pamela Kipps
Lubetzky Family Foundation
Telos Corporation
Washington Gas
John H. Wolff & Wealthspire Advisors

Media Partner


Quidne Press Sponsor

All Ages Read Together Board of Directors

Community Impact Sponsors

Cindy K. Andreotti, The Andreotti Group, LLC
Avison Young
Business Women's Giving Circle
City National Bank
Cordia Partners
Tshaka Cunningham, Ph.D.
George Mason University
Gupta Family Foundation
Holland & Knight
Thomas G. and Karyn J. Hume
Cheryl Janey and Michael Calhoun
Marc and Leana Katz
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Paul and Julia Leslie
Karen Turner McWilliams, Esq.
McCandlish Lillard, PC / Melinda Merk
Philip and Marge Odeen
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. / Catherine F. Schott Murray
Josh Stillman, Capitol Financial Consultants
Velsor Properties, LLC
Walsh Family Wines
Helaine Weissman and Mike Benoudiz

Community Giving Sponsors

A.J. Dwoskin & Associates
Lou and Wendy Brown
Dominion Energy
Executive Healthcare Services
Michael and Kristi Huber
Human Capital Strategic Consulting
Interstate Relocation Services
Kaiser Permanente
Bobbie and Bill Kilberg
The Masón Hirst Foundation
Todd and Tracy Foreman Family Foundation
United Healthcare
Yates Campbell & Hoeg

Community Wellness Sponsors

Albers & Company
Backflow Technology, LLC
Carol Barbe
Buta Biberaj
Brighton Jones
Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
Jack Davies
Judith Garlick
Langhorne Custom Homes
Major Family Foundation
Stacey and Ed Metcalfe
Pactolus, LLC
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Prospect Solar
Sher, Cummings & Ellis
Grace Shihadeh
Knox Singleton and Tracy Fitzsimmons
Sanjay Srikantiah
Ann Summerson, The Wise Investor Group at Baird
The Compass Group
Bill and Tessie Wilson
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Lisa and John Wolff
Sue Yee & Online Ticketing
Linda and Bob Youngentob / EYA

About the 2021 Community Leadership Honoree

Karen G. Schaufeld

Karen SchaufeldKaren is a philanthropist, author, entrepreneur, and lawyer. She is the founder and President of 100WomenStrong, a granting organization that invests Loudoun County, Virginia, and co-founded All Ages Read Together (AART), a school readiness program for preschool-aged children in low-income households. She serves as CEO SWaN Hill Top working to redevelop Hill Top House Hotel in historic Harpers Ferry, WV, and as CEO and Co-Founder of Altor Locks, a company that creates innovative security products like bike locks and trailer hitch locks. She is an advocate for the growth of renewable energy in Virginia and founded and VaOurWay to spread awareness about Virginia’s energy policy. She serves on many regional advisory councils and board of directors, and has published books for children.
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