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BCRC TIKVA Fund Updates

09/14/2017 08:47:01 AM


Tracy Cirone

In 2004, BCRC received a large, anonymous donation to support interfaith cooperation in Loudoun County, known as the Tikva (Hope) Fund. The Tikva Committee is proud to announce the recent awarding of the following grants which will benefit Loudoun County Public School children:

Loudoun Interfaith Bridges and member congregations and Tikva funds provided $20,000 in grant support to 18 multicultural school-based programs in the Loudoun County Public Schools from 2012 - 2015.  These programs included classroom instruction, after school programs, and events for local communities, and have reached thousands of K-12 students. As our County faces new challenges in building a strong, diverse and unified community, the Tikva Committee provided additional funding for the 2017-18 school year for LCPS Multicultural Grants. More at

The Tikva Committee approved a grant to support this year's Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit. In its first year, Dominion High School students hosted students from China, Germany, Lebanon, Singapore, South Africa, and South Korea and Park View High School welcomed students from Costa Rica in the Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit. The summit engaged many different clubs and classes in both schools, exploring cultural differences as well as various perspectives on important world issues.  This successful program expanded with other public and private support; six LCPS High Schools participated in 2017 and hosted 100 international students from 22 countries. More at

The BCRC Tikva Committee continues to work to sponsor programs that promote interfaith understanding and dialogue in our community and provides grant to organizations that further this purpose. Please consider becoming a member of the Tikva Committee by contacting Tikva Committee chair, Ray Daffner at

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