[News 8/24] Philanthropy in Loudoun County, Va.


PHILANTHROPY
The Northern Virginia Community Foundation has just opened an office in Loudoun County and will create an advisory board to focus on Loudoun’s needs. (Leesburg Today, 8/23)

[Md.] The Prince George’s Community Foundation [WG member] has approved new guidelines for National Harbor developer’s grants, “limiting eligibility to nonprofit organizations and their partners.” (WaPo, 8/24)

“‘Giving while living’ alters inheritances” (USAToday, 8/23)

EDUCATION
[D.C.] Educators get fired up at a two-day “Welcome Back” event. Rhee: “I’m asking you to take a leap of faith with me.” (WaPo, 8/24)

[Va.] Well-regarded N. Va. school systems fail to meet ‘No Child’ standards, “largely because many students with limited English skills struggled on reading tests that were given in response to a federal order… Overall, test scores held steady in Northern Virginia and showed gains in some areas, notably middle school mathematics. But school ratings dipped because the federal law requires scores for all groups of students to show advances simultaneously.”

HOUSING
D.C. groups get housing grants (WashBizJournal, 8/23)

HEALTH
“D.C. Mayor Warms to Offer to Sell Hospital” (WaPo, 8/24)