Give Choose Business Challenge Underway

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce this week launched the Give Choose Business Challenge to encourage local businesses to engage their employees in an innovative, 24-hour online crowdfunding campaign to support area nonprofits.

The challenge offers companies a fun, friendly and competitive way to raise money for more than 50 nonprofit organizations participating in the Community Foundation’s Give Choose campaign on May 3. The goal for 2016 is to have 50 participating businesses with a minimum 50 percent employee participation goal for each.

“Loudoun County’s businesses have always been supportive of local nonprofits and charitable endeavors, because they understand that our community’s quality of life also is our top economic asset,” Chamber President Tony Howard said. “The Give Choose Business Challenge gives every business, and their employees, a fun and easy way to support the organizations that are providing support, every day, to our families, friends and neighbors,”

Businesses are invited to sign up for the challenge at

Visitors to the website will find well-known area charities and others they have yet to discover. “Employees of local businesses can “shop” for what matters to them—and make a world of financial difference in the same heartbeat,” Community Foundation Executive Director Amy Owen said.

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