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Loudoun Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging our community to inv
The Loudoun Education Foundation focuses on making connections with individuals, organizations and local businesses interested in supporting educational programs within Loudoun County Public Schools and identying the programs that need funding. The focus is on identifying and supporting programs that will enhance the educational experience our children receive during their time in our schools and
It was fantastic to host elected officials, volunteers, donors, parent liaisons, community partners, and supporters of all stripes for a celebration of our newly rebranded Fueled ⚡️ initiative.
Did you know that the needs of our students for basic food and hygiene products have never been higher? 💡
Last year was our biggest year ever for weekend meal bags and demand from school pantries. Through the first few weeks of this year, demand is UP 38% on record highs 🤯
You can be part of the solution by hosting food and hygiene drives, volunteering to pack or drive the meals, or donating any amount to offset the cost of supplies.
Together, we can keep students and families focused on learning 🙌 https://www.loudouneducationfoundation.org/fueled
A huge THANK YOU to our friends at Dulles Town Center for our generous collaboration during their ‘Livin' It Up in Loudoun’ back-to-school event!
In addition to giving a carful of snack food, they also donated $5,000 to support LEF's Fueled ⚡️ initiative to combat food insecurity!
📢 Urgent need for Fueled volunteers! 🚨
We need volunteers for our meal packing event on Tuesday (10/3) from 5-7 PM! Please help ensure our students stay Fueled and focused! ⚡️
If you are interested, please sign up here: https://www.loudouneducationfoundation.org/fueled
Hot off the presses! 👀
Check out our program for the 22nd Annual LEF Golf Classic, taking place at Creighton Farms Golf Club on Oct. 2!
While foursomes and sponsors are set, you can still support Loudoun students and educators - and win BIG! - with our raffle (you need not be present to win).
Buy your ticket here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/TheLoudounEducationFoundation/LEFGolfClassic2023.html
Only one week left for a chance to win amazing raffle prizes AND help students and educators dream big.
Purchase tickets here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/TheLoudounEducationFoundation/LEFGolfClassic2023.html
🧱 What do LEGOs have to do with addressing food insecurity among Loudoun County Public Schools students and their families? 🤔
Read the story of how and why LEF's signature Backpack Coalition program rebranded to Fueled ⚡️
The Essential Building Blocks to Create LEF's Fueled Program As programs develop over time, it can be necessary to change the name to keep pace. This is why I'm thankful for Fueled history - and future
Best. Year. Ever‼️
When businesses support Loudoun County Public Schoolsstudents and educators, amazing things happen 🚀
That's the story of FY23 for LEF, which can be viewed in our brand new Annual Report: https://www.beautiful.ai/player/-NemjKk5vbioo0YRUpUI
LEF FY23 Annual Report Get started with Beautiful.ai today.
The Amazon Web Services Think Big Space Showcase at Simpson Middle School was a huge success - and LEF had a front-row seat!
Since the space opened in December 2022, it has served more than 600 Loudoun County Public Schools educators, 2,200 students, and 47 local business owners throughout the region.
We're putting the finishing touches on our fiscal year 2023 annual report...
But here's a SNEAK PEEK 👀 at the story behind LEF's most impactful year ever for Loudoun students and educators!
Stay tuned for the full report soon!
Our friends at the Loudoun Coalition on Women and Girls and Amazon Web Services are teaming up again to host the 2023 Girl emPower Summit, designed for girls, by girls!
The Summit will be held next Saturday from 10-1, and there are only a few tickets left!
The theme is "Inner Radiance & Self-Confidence," and Loudoun County Public Schools grad Alana Andrews is the perfect keynote speaker! 🤩
Register soon for this free event: https://lcwag.org/girl-empower
🦉 Raise your hand if you give a hoot about learning! 🙋♂️
LEF's Innovation in Education grants are open NOW (link below 👇) and can be used for learning that's *wildly* outside the box.
Last fall, Potowmack Elementary School 3rd Grade teacher Mrs. Perrault applied for and received a $500 grant to create an "Amazing Animals" science course.
Her students studied animals native to Virginia, creating digital reports and models of the animals to share with classmates.
They got inspiration from the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center — and met some furry and feathered friends — for hands-on learning with:
🐍 a black rat snake
🦨 a skunk
🦉 an Eastern Screech Owl
Innovative learning gives Loudoun County Public Schools students an unforgettable experience, and space to dream big.
APPLY NOW: https://www.loudouneducationfoundation.org/innovation
Our friends at Bainum Family Foundation Farm are thankful for the rain (finally) — and so are we! 🌧️
Check out their seedlings, which will grow vegetables and provide fresh food for our Fueled ⚡️program's in-school pantries.
Even rain helps our students and educators dream big!
Learn more about Fueled ⚡️ and how you can help: https://www.loudouneducationfoundation.org/fueled
The LEF Board of Trustees' first meeting of the school year, held this week, was special for a few reasons.
First, we met at the inspiring Amazon Web Services Think Big Space at Simpson Middle School 🔬♾️🦾
Second, we're thrilled to welcome our new LEF board members:
🙌 Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence of Loudoun County Public Schools
🙌 Ashley Ivey of I-CARE Home Health Care Services
🙌 Kyle Sanders of Kaiser Permanente Thrive
🙌 Matt Nieman of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Thanks to our friends at the Dulles Town Center for hosting a snack drive in support of LEF's Fueled program! ⚡️
Join us for a day filled with live music, shopping, food, freebies, fun and excitement.
Don't forget to bring snacks to help us stock in-school pantries!
Full details: https://www.shopdullestowncenter.com/event/livin-it-up-in-loudoun/2145564369
Calling all Loudoun County Public Schools middle school girls!
Amazon Web Services is hosting its free Girls' Tech Day on Saturday, September 30, in Manassas.
AWS hopes for 300+ girls to enjoy a day full of panels and interactive workshops to explore opportunities in the tech industry. Will you be one of them?
Register today: https://girlstechdayva.splashthat.com/
Thank you to Inova Health System for the incredible $50,000 Inova Health Equity Grant!
The funds will be used for two purposes:
1️⃣ Purchase equipment for the future Health and Medical Sciences Academy. Inova Loudoun Hospital has been a critical partner in making this dream a reality.
2️⃣ Support BLOOM (Building Learning Opportunities and Options in Medical Sciences), a two-day career exploration camp for sixth-grade Loudoun County Public Schools students.
Thank you to Inova for helping LEF and LCPS build classroom-to-career pathways! 🙌
Learn More: https://www.inovanewsroom.org/press-release/2023/08/inova-awards-1-2-million-in-health-equity-support-to-local-nonprofits/
NOW OPEN: LEF's Willowcroft World Language Fluency Scholarship is awarded to a Loudoun County Public Schools high school junior committed to achieving fluency in a modern language.
This scholarship provides tuition support for a 2024 summer immersion program up to $8k (student) and $2k (teacher)
APPLY before the deadline on Oct. 13: https://lefscholarships.awardspring.com/
Looking to start the school year strong? LEF needs sponsors for its Annual Charity Golf Classic, held at on Oct 2!
Sponsorships range $500-$10,000, are tax-deductible, and showcase your organization's commitment to education in front of hundreds of peer businesses and potential clients.
To register and sponsor our largest fundraiser of the year, on one of Virginia's finest golf courses 👇 https://www.loudouneducationfoundation.org/events/
HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
We’re dancing our way into the new school year at Loudoun County Public Schools, celebrating the new rebranding of our weekend meals program and so much more.
Send us your back to school dance 👇
We have a fresh Fueled partnership alert! 🥗⚡️
We are thrilled to share that we will be partnering with the Bainum Family Foundation Farm to provide fresh produce to a few of our in-school pantries during the 2023-24
Loudoun County Public Schools year.
Lack of access to fresh food is just one of many barriers we are committed to addressing in our mission to help every LCPS student reach their full potential 🙌
It's that time of year again! 🚀 Loudoun County Public Schools educators are invited to APPLY TODAY for LEF's Innovation in Education grants!
Here's some inspiration from past winners, and how these grants can be leveraged to help students dream big 👇
It's back-to-school season and Loudoun United FC is a terrific partner in kicking food insecurity out of our community!
This Saturday, you can:
🏟️ Watch the hometown team end the summer strong
🍎 Help Loudoun County Public Schools students focus on learning
🎫 Earn a ticket to another home game
Big news! 🍎 Known for the past 10 years as Backpack Coalition, the Loudoun Education Foundation's student food security program is now called Fueled ⚡️
With a new name, new look, and same student-focused mission, Fueled is a compassionate food security program that provides meals to more than 1,000 students each week.
Fueled serves students both through meal bags and in-school pantries, delivering to more than 35 public schools throughout Loudoun County.
Learn more: https://www.loudouneducationfoundation.org/post/fueled-backpack-coalition-sparks-changes-with-new-name
Fueled: Backpack Coalition Sparks Changes with New Name The Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF) is rebranding its student food security program. Known since its inception 10 years ago as Backpack Coalition, Loudoun County’s weekend meals program is now called Fueled. With a new name, new look, and same student-focused mission, Fueled is a compassionate ...
This is what community leadership looks like! 🙌
In support of its Pack the 'Pack initiative, BCT-The Community's Bank partnered with LEF to fund the Backpack Coalition program, designed to feed students with food insecurity.
Throughout the school year, this program offers food, snacks and hygiene items to more than 1,000 families in Loudoun County, ensuring that they can focus on their studies instead of basic needs.
This video, featuring our friend Principal Nick Cottone from Seneca Ridge Middle School, discusses the need at just one Loudoun County Public Schools location!
Between now and the end of August, you can donate to feed Loudoun students on BCT's website, or at any bank branch location: https://www.mybct.bank/about/bctcares/
Big news coming next week ⚡️
Tell us what you think it is and stay plugged in for the big reveal!
Meet Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons, who serves as an officer on LEF's Board of Trustees!
SU welcomes hundreds of students from Loudoun County each year who go on to become experts in their profession.
The video below explains Tracy's commitment to Loudoun County Public Schools.
🍕Pizza = ratios
🏈Sports = geometry
🖌️Games = stats
“They are realizing that math is everywhere. It informs every career path.”
BEAM Summer Math Discovery was a huge success in its first two years! Hear from Adi, who never knew chalk art was math, or that math could be fun.
This innovative program would not be possible without the visionary support of The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and our other generous donors!
We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Jane O’Connor as the inaugural Loudoun County Public Schools Health and Medical Sciences Resource Teacher for the school division. Dr. O’Connor taught Biology and Chemistry at Tuscarora High School during the 2022-2023 school year.
Originally from New Jersey, she completed her undergraduate, post-graduate, and medical school education at The Johns Hopkins University, Rowan University, and the American International Medical University, respectively. Following graduation from medical school, she pursued surgery: training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Providence Hospital, then Orthopedic Surgery at Howard University Hospital.
While at Providence Hospital, she founded a formal research fellowship program for plastic surgery focusing on surgical wound healing and management. At Howard University Hospital, she developed another formal research fellowship. She was the academic research coordinator for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Howard University College of Medicine.
Dr. O’Connor looks forward to the future and the opportunities the Health and Medical Sciences Academy will provide our LCPS students.
Loudoun has a local rooting interest in the Women's World Cup, as Stone Bridge High School grad Emily Fox represents U.S. Soccer - and just advanced to the elimination rounds! ⚽️
Emily's mom, Ms. Leslie Fox, is a Library Assistant at Discovery Elementary School in Ashburn 📚
Read her story, including graduating early but making it back from travel for senior prom:
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The snacks are piling up! Thank you to the amazing team and member organizations at Leesburg Junction for collecting snacks in support of LEF's Backpack Coalition!
There's still one week left to donate there, AND you can also host your own drive with our flyer below 🙏👇
It's official: Loudoun County Public Schools will launch a new Health Medical Sciences Academy, beginning with the 2024-2025 school year! ⚕️🧬
The future HAMSci Academy is designed to expand learning opportunities for students in health science literacy through a curriculum that develops critical thinking skills.
Learn more: https://www.loudounnow.com/news/loudoun-schools-to-launch-health-medical-sciences-academy/article_56bcaf14-0c5f-11ee-bab6-1f76eb2b4d54.html
Loudoun Schools to Launch Health Medical Sciences Academy The School Board on June 13 voted in favor of a Health and Medical Sciences Academy proposal, but the program’s details are still to be determined.
The LEF and Loudoun County Public Schools teams recently toured Athari Bio, a biotech company in Sterling 🔬
Athari Founder and CEO Susan Mitchell serves on LEF’s Board of Trustees and is committed to advancing scientific research and providing young people with equitable access to specialized academic programs that result in high-paying, fulfilling career paths 🧬
Way to go, Susan!
Our team was killin’ it at the annual LEF staff retreat last week! 😎
After another great school year, this retreat focused on:
🗺️ strategy and long-term planning
🙌 team building to beat the Morven Park escape room time
🏞️ a relaxing float down the Shenandoah River!
Cool cars + Education fundraiser = the perfect sponsorship opportunity! 🏎️
The 35th Annual Leesburg Car Show is right around the corner, with Academies of Loudoun students hosting and benefiting from the scholarships!
Learn more about participating, sponsoring and attending here: https://www.lcps.org/carshow
The Amazon Web Services Think Big Space is hosting middle and high school computer science teachers this week for a Python Coding Bootcamp!
The space at Simpson Middle School is a training hub for educators to learn teaching methods for their computer science students.
One of the best parts of the LEF Annual Golf Classic (10/2 Creighton Farms) is that you don't even have to golf to score!
Drawing takes place at the classic and you need not be present to win.
As little as a $100 donation gives you a chance to win one of these amazing prizes👇
⛳️ Two U.S. Open Trophy Club Ticket Packages
Pinehurst, NC | June 10-16, 2024 | $4,000 value
🏖️ Six-Night Stay at a Beautiful Six-Bedroom Lake Estate
Deep Creek Lake, MD | Based on availability; stay by Oct. 2024; no holiday bookings | $6,000+ value
🏒 Four VIP Washington Washington Capitals Tickets
Seats near the ice include food, beverage, and parking | $2,000+ value
🍷 Half-case of Amlés Napa Valley Wine, $1,500 value
For more information and to make your donation, please visit: https://events.golfstatus.com/event/1dc9f6a0-7003-4332-b201-70d481840a09/details/registration-details
⛳ At the LEF Golf Classic, we can create a "hole in one" experience for every Loudoun County Public Schools student and educator, providing the support and resources they need to reach extraordinary heights 🚀
✨ Help us create more 'hole in one' moments on the educational fairways of life. Together, we can empower students to achieve greatness, one swing at a time. 🎓
Register and sponsor today: https://www.loudouneducationfoundation.org/events/ -classic
Tickets remain for tonight’s Loudoun United FC game and Hygiene Drive, in support of LEF’s Backpack Coalition — will we see you there?
Special thanks to our friends at Apple Federal Credit Union who will donate $10 to LEF for every game attendee that signs up for an Apple FCU membership!
Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.
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