Leesburg, Va. (May 8, 2017) Loudoun philanthropic leaders Ara Bagdasarian (CEO of Omnilert) and Amy Bobchek (Sales Director at Comcast Spotlight) proudly announce the launch of “BENEFIT” a new Loudoun coalition of musicians and community leaders. BENEFIT is an acronym for Bands Empowering Nonprofits with Engagement and Fundraising Improving Tomorrow. Its mission is to raise funds and awareness for social service nonprofits using the unifying power of music.
The coalition is currently planning its maiden event for late this summer, an all-day music festival called BENEFIT Loudoun. This event follows the success of Loudoun Live, a music festival Bagdasarian and Bobchek executed last year for the United Way of the National Capital Area, which won Volunteer Project of The Year from Loudoun Cares on April 28, 2017.
“Last year’s festival was our proof of concept, and by all accounts it was a success. Seizing all that momentum, energy and enthusiasm from the bands, the volunteers and the supporters who came out to watch, we intend to make lightning strike twice with BENEFIT Loudoun,” says Bobchek.
BENEFIT will be a component fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Nonprofits will be able to apply for a BENEFIT grant to receive funding from proceeds raised by BENEFIT Loudoun at the festival’s website, which is also where volunteers can sign up to help, business can view sponsorship opportunities, and in early summer, everyone can get tickets and keep track of who’s playing.
“With BENEFIT, my hope is that we not only meet our mission of raising funds and awareness for Loudoun’s nonprofits, but that we also set an example for, and inspire, other communities to do the same,” says Bagdasarian.
More details on BENEFIT Loudoun to be announced in June. Visit us at www.benefit.live. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook/BENEFIT.
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