Strategies of the Top Fundraising Education Foundation in DC Metro
The Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF) is one of the top fundraising education foundations in the DC metro region, out-raising foundations that support school systems twice its size. It's not luck. LEF and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) leadership have made intentional decisions to create what they call a “recipe for success.”
The foundation and school system leadership work together to bring business and organization leaders to the table, inviting them to partner to help create classroom-to-career pathways that connect student interest to workforce needs. The result has been 1) more funds raised to pilot innovative programs and meet student needs; 2) an engaged business community; 3) and educators who can leverage industry experts to inform curriculum and classroom experiences.
This presentation will provide practical steps to improve foundation-to-school system relationships and, ultimately, raise more funds to support students.
Danielle Nadler, Executive Director
Loudoun Education Foundation
After a career in journalism, covering education throughout the country, Danielle Nadler was tapped to lead the Loudoun Education Foundation in 2020. She leverages her background in communication and her passion for relationship building to spur people and companies to dedicate their talents and resources to make a difference in the lives of students and educators. She strongly believes that the quality of a local economy is directly tied to the quality of the local public schools, and she works to connect business and school leaders for the benefit of the whole community. Her work over the past three years to increase the profile and impact of the Loudoun Education Foundation was recognized by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce when she was named the 2023 Loudoun County Nonprofit Leader of the Year.
12 PM ET / 11 AM CT / 10 AM MT / 9 AM PT
Member - $35
Nonmember - $65
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