2018 Honorees

Fred and Karen Schaufeld & Al P. Van Huyck

Fred and Karen Schaufeld

FRED AND KAREN SCHAUFELD are a dynamic, dedicated and determined couple who are inspired by making an impact where it matters most.  They actively support local and global causes related to education, poverty, healthcare, and the advancement of the arts.

It is their passion for identifying need in our community that moved them to help fund the Schaufeld Family Heart Center of the Inova Loudoun Hospital. They also are members of Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic investment organization which aids low-income families in our region. Fred is a board member of several companies and supports several schools and scholarship programs.

Karen is the founder of 100WomenStrong, a philanthropic group that invests strategically in community support organizations in the areas of health, shelter, hunger and education. She is also co-founder of All Ages Read Together, a program designed to teach school readiness skills to low-income preschool-age children.  She donates part of the proceeds from sales of her recently published children’s book, The Lollipop Tree, to the organization.

 Fred holds a Bachelor of Science degree in government at Lehigh University and founded the consumer product protection company NEW Corporation, now NEWAsurion, where he serves as vice chairman. In 2006, he founded the private equity firm SWaN Investors,  now SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, where he is managing director. Ernst and Young awarded Fred the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in the Washington, D.C., Service Industry category in 1998. He is an ownership partner of the Washington Capitals, Nationals, Mystics, and Wizards pro-sports teams.

Karen earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in English and government from Lehigh. She received a juris doctorate degree from George Washington University. She has worked in the fields of energy, environmental permitting, and compliance, as well as corporate, labor, employment, and insurance-related law. She has been a state-wide leader in promoting the expansion of solar power in Virginia.


Al P. Van Huyck

AL P. VAN HUYCK has served the Loudoun community tirelessly for more than four decades. As a professional planner with a successful 40-year career, he has provided Loudoun County with the benefit of his vast experience. He is most proud of his work on drafting a new General Plan for Loudoun County in 2001 while serving as Chair of the Planning Commission.

Since retirement Al has been one of the most active leaders and members of the many citizens’ groups, heritage and environmental organizations and county government panels, freely sharing his time, knowledge, experience and expertise. He co-founded the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition whose members include 40+ organizations that share information, issues and ideas, while working together to find new ways to preserve and protect our region’s unique history, scenic beauty and natural resources. For the past two years Al has been a member of the Envision Loudoun Stakeholders Committee as it drafts a new General Pan for Loudoun.

Al has been recognized for his many contributions to Loudoun County, having received the Heritage Heroes Award from the Mosby Heritage Area Association; the Loudoun History Award from the Friends of Thomas Balch Library; the Friend of the Mountain Award from the Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains; and he was named Preservationist of the Year in 2013 by the Loudoun Preservation Society.

Al has spent most of his adult life in Loudoun County with his family. He attended Dartmouth College where he majored in sociology and he has a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina. He enjoyed a successful career in national and international planning. He also served in the U.S. Army’s Ordinance Corps.