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Tom — A Sanctuary Where Children and Families Find Hope Through Music

Music saved my life as a kid. Fleeing a terminally destructive household, I found church and church music. I learned how to sing and play the piano. More important, I learned how music could fundamentally transform a human being.

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Carol — Philanthropy is a Win/Win for Businesses, Nonprofits, and the Community

I grew up in a middle-class home where giving back was just routine—a part of daily life. My Mom, a cook at a local restaurant, made sure that no one she knew went without. That’s where my commitment to giving began.

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The Mean Donor
Meet Susan. She’s here to represent the mean donor in Loudoun County. Rather than mean, I should really say “average” donor. She might surprise you. Susan is great. But, chances are, she leaves Loudoun County every day for work. (50% of Loudoun residents do.) That commute negatively affects Susan’s ties to her community with fewer business connections and probably less knowledge of her community. Read More>