About

Our Vision

Loudoun Cares envisions the day all Loudoun County citizens are involved in charitable and volunteer activities connecting them with their neighbors and building a stronger community.

Our Mission

Connecting those who serve with those in need to build a stronger community.

Making Connections

We have been connecting those in Loudoun County as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit since early 2003. Through our Information & Referral ConnectLine, we connect residents in need with local nonprofits and agencies that can assist with a variety of health and human services that include rent/utility assistance, food, clothing, medical/dental, housing, job services and more. We work closely with over 25 faith-based organizations to secure emergency financial aid for qualifying residents.

Our Volunteer Center online platform connects resident and corporate volunteers with local nonprofits. These volunteers help with everything from a one-time event to providing direct services to our community. Volunteers can look for opportunities, find out about upcoming events, and track their volunteer hours.

We continue to support our nonprofits through our Nonprofit Center that provides stable affordable rent along with a collaborative environment. Here our tenants enjoy shared resources and a chance to work together to provide their services to our community.

Collaboration

Loudoun Cares partnerships and collaborations are the cornerstones of its ability to serve. As the bridge between government agencies, community-based organizations, and faith communities, Loudoun Cares stays abreast of resources through ongoing outreach and collaboration. These partnerships provide a streamlined approach for fast and efficient delivery of service.

Regional Representation

We partner with local organizations to ensure we share information about our programs and those of the other nonprofits in our community. As a member of the Loudoun Human Services Network, we work with the network to stay abreast of county policies and opportunities to improve our services and engage our community.

Core Values

  • Leadership
  • Compassion
  • Engagement
  • Collaboration
  • Visionary

History

2003 - Loudoun Cares forms as a nonprofit center to provide affordable office space, support services and reduced overhead costs for area nonprofits struggling with rising rents and competition from larger local nonprofits.

2004 - Loudoun Cares collaborates with the government by partnering with the Loudoun County Department of Family Services to alleviate some of the burden on the agency’s ConnectLine call center. The ConnectLine is created.

2007 - The Claude Moore Community Builders program is established to build a strong youth volunteer initiative focused on civic participation and leadership. The group is comprised of Loudoun Country area high school students working with a variety of nonprofits.

2010 - The South Street Nonprofit Center is purchased to house six nonprofits (with a waitlist of additional nonprofits), providing a collaborative and inspirational working environment under one roof.

2014 - Loudoun Cares takes over the county’s Volunteer Center online platform from Volunteer Loudoun. Through this robust platform, we are able to connect residents and corporate volunteers with local nonprofits.

2014-2018 - Loudoun Cares serves the residents of Loudoun County through its South Street Nonprofit Center, the Information & Referral ConnectLine, the Claude Moore Community Builders program and the Volunteer Center.

Present - Loudoun Cares undergoes a major strategic initiative to re-focus on its two primary missions: connecting those in need with those who care through its ConnectLine and Volunteer Center.

Board of Directors

MONTI MERCER
Chair
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CYNDE JACKSON CLARKE
Vice Chair
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SEEMA M. KHAN
Treasurer
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MELINDA GIPSON
Secretary
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JOSH SWIRCHAK
Director
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KC TREGONING
Director
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GLENN WOOTEN
Director
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RONNI ALLEN WARD
Director
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ZACK CARPENTER
Director
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MIKE MASON
Director
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DEBRA CRAIG
Director
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TIFFANY MEEHAN
Director
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LAVANYA CARRITHERS
Director
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TRACEY LEVERETT
Director
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AUSTIN HALE
Director
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BOB WOODRUFF
Associate Member
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SUSAN K. SNYDER
Associate Member
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Staff

VALERIE PISIERRA
Executive Director
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CATHY
Resource Specialist
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Committees and Their Members

Executive Committee
  • Monti Mercer (Chair)
  • Cynde Jackson Clarke
  • Seema Khan
  • Melinda Gipson
  • Valerie Pisierra
Board Development (Governance)
  • Seema Khan (Chair)
  • Melinda Gipson
  • Cynde Jackson Clarke
  • Susan Snyder
  • Valerie Pisierra
Ad HOC – Strategic Planning
  • Cynde Jackson Clarke (Chair)
  • Monti Mercer
  • Cynde Jackson Clarke
  • Susan Snyder
  • Valerie Pisierra
Audit & Finance
  • Cynde Jackson Clarke (Chair)
  • Seema Khan
  • Monti Mercer
  • Valerie Pisierra
Building Committee
  • Bob Woodruff (Chair)
  • Lavanya Carithers
  • Susan Snyder
  • Monti Mercer
  • Valerie Pisierra
Tenant Committee
  • Monti Mercer
  • Valerie Pisierra
Development (External Affairs)
  • KC Repage Tregoning (Chair)
  • Melinda Gipson
  • Josh Swirchak
  • Tiffany Meehan
  • Ronni Allen Ward
  • Monti Mercer
  • Valerie Pisierra
Sub Committee – Fund Development
  • Ronni Ward (Chair)
  • Zach Carpenter
  • Debra Craig
  • Mike Mason
  • Monti Mercer
  • Valerie Pisierra
Sub Committee – Marketing
  • Josh Swirchak (Co-Chair)
  • Tiffany Meehan(Co-Chair)
  • Tracey Leverett
  • Monti Mercer
  • Valerie Pisierra
Sub Committee – Special Events
  • Glenn Wooten (Co-Chair)
  • Tracey Leverett (Co-Chair)
  • Debra Craig
  • Lavanya Carrithers
  • Monti Mercer
  • Melinda Gipson
  • Valerie Pisierra
Sub Committee – Corporate Relations
  • Melinda Gipson (Chair)
  • Cynde Jackson Clarke
  • Monti Mercer
  • Valerie Pisierra

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Loudoun Cares wants to thank all our supporter for their dedication to our cause. With their help, we can continue to connect those who serve with those in need to build a stronger community.