Kathryn A. MacLane of McLean, Va., earned the 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. Nominated by the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation, MacLane was presented with this prestigious award at a luncheon ceremony at the Country Club of Virginia on Tuesday, April 19.
“Kathryn MacLane has been a generous benefactor and tireless advocate for NOVA for more than four decades,” said President Robert G. Templin, Jr. “As a business leader and past president of our Educational Foundation, she is a wonderful example of the power of volunteerism and philanthropy when it is focused on serving the educational needs of our region.”
The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy is hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) to honor the leading philanthropists from each of the Virginia’s 23 community colleges. This year’s class of distinguished philanthropy leaders has contributed a combined total of $11 million dollars to Virginia Community Colleges.
Award recipients will have a scholarship named after them which will be awarded next fall to a student attending their community college. The scholarships are funded largely by the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation.
Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.