Fred Schaufeld has been named the 2019 Loudon County Good Scout Award honoree by National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The award will be presented during a community event on Wednesday at The Stone Tower Winery.
Schaufeld is managing director of SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, and a longtime community volunteer philanthropist.
“Fred Schaufeld demonstrates extraordinary integrity, character and civic mindedness,” said event chairman William Langhorne. “He is an exceptional role model for today’s Scouts and outstanding example of the good works, values and service that the Award is designed to honor.”
Schaufeld grew up in Westbury, NY, and attended Lehigh University. He started his first company, NEW Asurion, while in law school; it has since grown to employ over 16,000 people and is the largest consumer product protection company in the world. He is a co-founder and managing director of SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, a private equity firm. He is also a partner in Monumental Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Washington Capitals, the Washington Wizards and the newly crowded champions Washington Mystics. He serves on the boards of The Noodle Companies, CustomInk, Framebridge, KIND Healthy Snacks, Quad Learning and José Andrés’ ThinkFood Group, and is an advisor to the boards of Cava Group, UrbanStems and DuraTap.
He and his wife, Karen, reside near Leesburg and are active in organizations dedicated to early childhood development, education, literacy, peace, the environment, and the arts. He sits on the boards of Fight for Children and the Wolf Trap Foundation and is also a member of Venture Philanthropy Partners. He is also an active supporter of the Schaufeld Family Heart Center of the Inova Loudoun Hospital, the Fredrick D. and Karen G. Schaufeld Lower School of Loudoun Country Day School and the Fredrick D. Schaufeld Scholarship Program in Westbury, NY.
The Good Scout Award, presented each year in Loudoun County since 1998, recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the community. Previous honorees include Sharon Virts, Michael Huber, J. Randall Minchew, Edgar Hatrick, III, Jeff Browning, Scott Hamberger, Kristina Bouweiri, John B. Wood, Mark Stavish, Bill Dean, William C. Mims, J. Hamilton Lambert, Rodney N. Huebbers, Leonard S. “Hobie” Mitchel, Bob Sevila, Aryln Black, Jock Phumphrey, Joe T May, Joe Bolling and George Atwell.
The Oct. 16 awards ceremony will bring together civic-minded individuals and business leaders from throughout the region in an event that recognizes and celebrates the importance of Scouting in guiding and developing today’s youth.
Individual tickets and a limited number of sponsorship opportunities remain available. For information contact Tonya Dobbins at 301-214-9140 or Tonya.Dobbins@Scouting.org.