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Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is grateful to receive again a donation from the Dulles Greenway’s Drive For Charity. The May 19 event set a record high for donations this year with an amazing $331,594.65 collected.  The Greenway says the day of the event was its highest traffic day since 2005.

The Greenway has collected and distributed more than #2.7 million to charities and in scholarships in the 11 years since the program began. Part of the money goes to give a scholarship to at least one student from every high school in Loudoun County.

In addition to Loudoun Wildlife, those receiving donations from the Drive for Charity were:

  • March of Dimes
  • Every Citizen Has Opportunity (ECHO)
  • Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)
  • Fresh Air/Full Care
  • Dulles Greenway Scholarship Program
  • Loudoun Free Clinic

The Dulles Greenway is a privately owned 14-mile toll road that connects Washington Dulles International Airport with Leesburg.

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L-R, VP Joe Coleman, Board member Jill Miller, the Greenway’s Public & Customer Relations Manager Terry Hoffman, Loudoun Wildlife Executive Director Nicole Hamilton, President Katherine Daniels and Secretary Bill Brown.

 

 

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This just in from the Dulles Greenway — yesterday’s Drive for Charity was amazing!

A huge thank you to the Dulles Greenway and all the commuters for making it such a success!  The funds donated to the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy from this Drive for Charity is the single largest donation that we receive and we couldn’t do all that we do without it!  Thank you all!

A RECORD HIGH raised FOR LOCAL CHARITIES: $294,500

Drive for charity surpasses $2 million in total donations

May 16, 2014 - Sterling, VA - The Dulles Greenway’s 9th annual Drive For Charity has reached a record high for donations with more than $2,000,000 raised after the  $294,500 collected as part of the 2014 campaign. Monies raised will be donated to 5 local charities and the Greenway scholarship program.

“The Drive for Charity has become one of the best fundraiser in Loudoun County by far and the media coverage was unbelievable this year,” said Terry Hoffman, Public & Customer Relations Manager of the Dulles Greenway. “ The 5 charities and our scholarship program are making a huge difference in people’s lives. We are proud to be a small part of making Loudoun County a better place.”

Quick Facts about the 2014 Drive for Charity:

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 was our highest traffic day of the year
  • Highest Drive for Charity traffic day in the past 9 years
  • In nine years, the Dulles Greenway has now raised more than $2 million for local charities and scholarships.
  • Recipients for 2014 include:
  • March of Dimes
  • Every Citizen Has Opportunity (ECHO)
  • Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)
  • Fresh Air/Full Care
  • Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
  • Dulles Greenway Scholarship Program

The Dulles Greenway is a privately owned 14-mile toll road that connects Washington Dulles International Airport with Leesburg, Virginia.

If you have additional questions or need further comment, please contact Terry Hoffman via email at thoffman@dullesgreenway.com or phone at 703-668-0033.

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Drive for Charity is this Thursday — This donation makes a huge difference for Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy — if you are heading east or west on Thursday and can take the Greenway, please do!

Fresh off the press from the Greenway:

9th Annual Drive for Charity Thursday, May 15th

dfc1Since 1995, the Dulles Greenway’s ongoing commitment to Loudoun County has expanded to include support for local youth sports teams, elementary school fundraisers, high school graduation events, and various non-profits aimed at serving Loudoun residents.

In 2000, we established the annual Dulles Greenway Citizenship Award, a scholarship program that acknowledges Loudoun high school students who consistently reflect excellence in character and demonstrate community leadership.  Over the past 13 years, we have provided scholarships to 125 exceptional students leaders, including one from every Loudoun County high school.

In 2006, we expanded our support with the introduction of our annual Drive for Charity campaign. Once a year, Drive for Charity contributes tolls collected on the designated day to local Loudoun charities and funds the scholarships awarded for the Dulles Greenway Citizenship Award, and has rapidly become the busiest day of the year on the Greenway.  The Dulles Greenway has proudly donated $1.7 million during the prior eight years.

The 2014 Drive for Charity is Thursday, May 15th!  All tolls collected will be donated to thirteen student recipients of the Dulles Greenway Citizenship Award and the following five charities:

March of Dimes (National Capital Area)
Every Citizen Has Opportunities (ECHO)
Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)
Fresh Air / Full Care
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (LWC)

Commuter Discount 

dfc2Washington National Tickets

In support of the Dulles Greenway Drive for Charity, the Washington Nationals are offering a commuter discount on ticket prices.  Visit www.nationals.com/tickets and enter the coupon code GREENWAY.  We encourage you to travel the Greenway on Thursday, May 15th for a good cause and a faster commute.  Please share with your co-workers, family and friends etc.

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A NEW RECORD FOR LOCAL CHARITIES: $268,942

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May 17, 2013 - Sterling, VA - The Dulles Greenway’s 8th annual Drive For Charity has set a new record for donations with an amazing $268,942.85 collected on Thursday, May 16, 2013.  As always, this money will be donated to great local charities and a local scholarship program.

“The Drive for Charity is always a fantastic event and each year we see a increase in traffic,” said Terry Hoffman, Public & Customer Relations Manager of the Dulles Greenway. “The commitment Dulles Greenway drivers have to our charity partners are making a real difference in people’s lives. We are proud to be a small part of making Loudoun County a better place.”

Quick Facts about the 2013 Drive for Charity:

  • Thursday, May 16, 2013 was our highest traffic day in      the past 3 years
  • In eight years, the Dulles Greenway has now      raised $1,797,404.91 for local charities and      scholarships.

The Dulles Greenway is a privately owned 14-mile toll road that connects Washington Dulles International Airport with Leesburg, Virginia. Since the Dulles Greenway’s dedication on September 29th 1995, commuters have enjoyed a non-stop alternative to Routes 7 and 28. The Greenway project represents a new paradigm for cooperation between the public and private sectors for resolving infrastructure issues.

If you have additional questions or need further comment, please contact Terry Hoffman via email at thoffman@dullesgreenway.com or via phone at 703-668-0033.

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As part of the Drive for Charity on the Dulles Greenway this Thursday, I (Nicole Hamilton) will be doing an interview with USA9 to talk about the great ways in which funds from the Drive for Charity support Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy – just wanted to let you know in case you want to tune in — the interview will be around 6am but they’ll probably air it at other times.

So, what will I talk about? Well, in addition to supporting habitat restoration projects and environmental education across the County, a highlight this year that the Drive for Charity is making possible is the launch of our campaign to Bring Back the Monarch and Keep the Magic Alive! 

While the Monarch campaign is a County-wide effort, working with individuals, HOAs, farmers, businesses, churches and parks in setting up Monarch Waystations, we’re also working closely with schools and because of the Dulles Greenway Drive for Charity, we are able to donate milkweed plants to schools wanting set up Monarch Waystations.  To complete the waystation, teachers are working with their PTAs to purchase native nectar plants, and are working with their school administrators and volunteers to make sure the gardens are properly cared for. Teachers will be able to use these gardens as outdoor classrooms, teaching students not only about Monarchs and their lifecycle and habitat needs but also other pollinators, animal/plant relationships, math, history, social studies, language and art.

So far, 17 schools have signed up to receive milkweed plants – thousands of children will benefit from this donation, made possible by the Dulles Greenway!

See which schools and other organizations are participating by visiting here.

 

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Coming up….May 16th – ALL DAY — when you take the Dulles Greenway, you will Make your Drive Count!!!

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Terry Hoffman from the Dulles Greenway just sent over the results from the Drive for Charity that took place on the 17th:

DRIVE FOR CHARITY A HUGE SUCCESS

A new record for local charities: $261,652

May 18, 2012 – Sterling, VA – The Dulles Greenway’s 7th annual Drive For Charity has set a new record for donations with an amazing $261,652 collected on Thursday, May 17, 2012. As always, this money will be donated to great local charities and a local scholarship program.

“The Drive for Charity is always a fantastic event and this year has been unbelievable,” said Terry Hoffman, Public & Customer Relations Manager of the Dulles Greenway. “The commitment Dulles Greenway drivers have to our charity partners are making a real difference in people’s lives. We are proud to be a small part of making Loudoun County a better place.”

Quick Facts about the 2012 Drive for Charity:

Thursday, May 17, 2012 was our highest traffic day in the past 2 years

In seven years, the Dulles Greenway has now raised $1,528,462 for local charities and scholarships.

Recipients for 2012 include:

March of Dimes

Every Citizen Has Opportunity (ECHO)

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)

Fresh Air/Full Care

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

Dulles Greenway Scholarship Program

The Dulles Greenway is a privately owned 14-mile toll road that connects Washington Dulles International Airport with Leesburg, Virginia. Since the Dulles Greenway’s dedication on September 29th 1995, commuters have enjoyed a non-stop alternative to Routes 7 and 28. The Greenway project represents a new paradigm for cooperation between the public and private sectors for resolving infrastructure issues.

If you have additional questions or need further comment, please contact Terry Hoffman via email at thoffman@dullesgreenway.com or via phone at 703-668-0033.

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Dulles Greenway’s Drive For Charity ― Thursday, May 17 – all day!

The Drive for Charity is the day when 100% of all toll proceeds are donated to charitable organizations that benefit Loudoun County.

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is one of the organizations that will benefit from this event again this year.

Funds donated to Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy by the Dulles Greenway have been instrumental in enabling us to execute habitat restoration projects across the county, offer free environmental education programs and scholarships to nature camps, and further develop our environmental monitoring programs.

Drivers who go to the attendant booths will receive discount coupons for Leesburg Outlet stores.

You can also hear the play by play for how the day is going on radio stations like the Jack Diamond Morning Show on Mix 107.3

To find out more, visit the Drive for Charity site.

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May 17th is just around the corner!  That’s the day for the big Drive for Charity where the Dulles Greenway gives 100% of toll proceeds to 5 local charities — with Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy being one of them.

Terry Hoffman, from the Dulles Greenway, just made his television debut as he was interviewed about the Drive for Charity by Channel 8  See the interview here:

http://bcove.me/rqj8s6u0

 

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