Foundation Staff

Dawn Meyer, Executive Director
Dawn Meyer returned as the Executive Director of the Loudoun Education Foundation in November 2011. She previously served as the Executive Director from 2006 -2009. Her responsibilities include overseeing and implementing a $15 Million Major Gift Campaign, managing a $2.4 Million GO VA Grant for the creation of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline, and raising funds to support the Loudoun Education Foundation’s programs, special initiatives and events. As a former second grade teacher in Loudoun County Public Schools, Ms. Meyer knows first-hand the challenges that principals and teachers encounter while providing an exceptional learning environment; and the hard work and dedication necessary to ensure that every student succeeds in school.


Linda Russ, Associate Director
Linda Russ has served in an administrative role with the Foundation since 2008 and has been the Bookkeeper since 2009.  In this capacity, she has worked closely to support the Executive Director and the Treasurer.  Her responsibilities include managing many of the programs and maintaining the office files. She is also responsible for maintaining the checking accounts, preparing the reconciliation statements, and assisting the Treasurer. Ms. Russ also volunteered extensively at Potowmack Elementary School, River Bend Middle School, and Potomac Falls High School.  Ms. Russ began her career with Grumman Corporation on Long Island.


Danielle Nadler, Director of Communications and Strategy
Danielle grew up in South Dakota, where a patient writing teacher fostered in her a love for relevant storytelling. That passion drew her to a career in journalism, where she covered politics and public schools for newspapers in Minnesota, California, Nevada, and Virginia. The pinnacle of her 15-year journalism career was helping to launch Loudoun Now, still a respected community newspaper. She’s excited to join the nonprofit sector and tell the stories of the students and teachers impacted by the Foundation’s work.


Kelley Wyatt, Marketing and Administrative Associate
After finishing her Bachelor’s in Media and Communication at Shenandoah University in December of 2018, Kelley joined the Foundation in May of 2019 to help with their marketing and administrative tasks. While completing her undergrad, Kelley worked within the Admissions Media Recruitment department where she helped to both recruit students to the University through social media marketing and to help Admissions tell Shenandoah’s story through various media, presentations, and graphics. As a recent graduate, she understands the importance of education and hopes to help encourage donations to help further education within Loudoun County Public Schools.