Visit Loudoun Foundation

Mission Statement: 
The mission of the Visit Loudoun Foundation is to support and broaden the health and prosperity of the hospitality and tourism industry in Loudoun County, Virginia.

In 2007 Visit Loudoun worked through the Northern Virginia Community Foundation to establish a scholarship fund in order to offer scholarships to graduating Loudoun County high school seniors for continuing education in the fields of tourism and hospitality studies.

In March of 2008, Visit Loudoun created the Visit Loudoun Foundation (previously called the Loudoun Destination Foundation) as a 501(c)3 charitable affiliate in order to continue providing scholarships, as well as coordinate/support educational programs, pursue market research opportunities, and assist in bringing employment opportunities to the tourism and hospitality industry of Loudoun.

Fundraising events from 2007 through 2016 have enabled Visit Loudoun to award more than $105,000 in scholarship funds to students who have graduated from Loudoun County High Schools.

The 2018 scholarship is now available and can be found here. The application can also be found in the scholarship catalog that is printed by Loudoun County Public Schools and available at school guidance offices. Please be sure to follow submission instructions listed in the application.

Board Members: 

Emily Miller--Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, Board Chair
Tony Stafford--Ford's Fish Shack, Board Vice-Chair, 
Beth Erickson--Visit Loudoun, Board Secretary/Treasurer
Carol Welti--Washington Airports Task Force
Leland Mahan--Hall, Monahan, Engle, Mahan, and Mitchell, Attorneys at Law
Gary Clemens--Loudoun County Clerk of Circuit Court
Robert Weil--Law Office of Robert J. Weil, PLLC 
Laura Hacek--Tarara Winery & Xcelerate Solutions
Chelsea Grim, Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

Contact Greg Harp at 703.669.2008 or  for more information.