Karen G. Schaufeld

Karen G. Schaufeld


Karen G. Schaufeld was appointed to the Board of Trustees in December 2021 having previously served on the Foundation’s Advisory Board. Schaufeld is a philanthropist, author, entrepreneur, and lawyer. She is CEO of SWaN Hill Top where she is working to develop a reimagined Hill Top House Hotel in historic Harpers Ferry, WV. Schaufeld also is the CEO and co-founder of Altor Locks, a company that creates innovative security products, including bike locks and trailer hitch locks.

Schaufeld’s philanthropic interests are vast. She is the founder and President of 100WomenStrong, a granting organization that strategically invests in nonprofits and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County residents. Schaufeld also co-founded All Ages Read Together (AART), a school readiness program for low-income preschool-aged children. She is also Co-Chair of Wolf Trap’s Next Chapter Initiative.

In addition, Schaufeld is an advocate for the growth of renewable energy in Virginia and a more secure and stable grid through distributed energy.  To spread awareness about Virginia energy policy, she founded PoweredbyFacts.com and is actively involved in the passage of renewable energy bills.  She also formed VaOurWay to educate voters to spur their action and attention during the Virginia legislative session.

Schaufeld is the author of four children’s books – The Lollipop, Larry and Bob, How to Eat a Peach, and Vultures, A Love Story. Schaufeld holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Government from Lehigh University and a juris doctor degree from George Washington University.

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