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5 Businesses to Be Honored by School-Business Partnership

The Loudoun County School-Business Partnership Executive Council will honor five businesses with partnership awards at its 21st Annual School-Business Partnership Breakfast on Friday, March 13th.

The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the National Conference Center in Leesburg.

The honored business partners include:


A&A Heating and Air Conditioning in partnership with Tuscarora High School.

The Amado Family, owners of A&A Heating and Air Conditioning, donated a $5,000 sponsorship of the football field scoreboard and 10 years of financial support to the Theater Boosters. They also financially support the band, purchasing instruments and supporting fundraisers.

Recently, A&A sponsored a new Impact Club. This club was developed to assist families who have lost a parent. After a Tuscarora family and a family at  Smart’s Mill Middle School lost their mother and father, respectively, to cancer and experienced financial difficulty, A&A donated and installed a furnace and air-conditioning unit in their homes. The Amados also formed a fund to provide food to students in need. 


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Loudoun Chapter in partnership with Guilford and Leesburg elementary schools.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority donates side dishes for Guilford Elementary School’s annual Thanksgiving Feast. In addition to providing food, more than 30 members of the chapter volunteer on the day of the event, serving more than 800 guests. At Leesburg Elementary, the sorority hosts a Literacy Café.

Delta Sigma Theta also has awarded more than $50,000 in college scholarships to 26 Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) students and plans to award six scholarships in 2020. It has equipped 300 high school seniors with tools for managing their personal finances as part of the Financial Fortitude project. Delta Sigma Theta established the Delta Academy/Delta GEMS, a youth program delivering monthly programming and mentoring for middle- and high school-aged girls. This includes tutoring, field trips, STEM-related events and self-empowering workshops.


Loudoun Habitat for Humanity in partnership with Seneca Ridge Middle School and Tuscarora High School.

The Loudoun ReStore provides students with disabilities workplace training. This school year, Loudoun ReStore partnered with the LCPS Department of Pupil Services and Seneca Ridge Middle School to furnish the Career and Transition Lab with furniture, rugs, linens and dishes. They created a simulated apartment with a working refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer and dishwasher.

Habitat for Humanity provided inspirational and educational experiences for several Tuscarora High School seniors as they completed their Capstone Project. The Tuscarora students developed a fundraising plan involving a car wash and raffle that included marketing, finding sponsors and scheduling. The group raised $650 with the one-day event. Tuscarora students also worked on a Habitat home that was being restored.


ManTech in partnership with the Academies of Loudoun.


In August 2018, David Mack, the director of ManTech’s Advanced Forensics Team, approached the Academies of Loudoun. He had struggled to find technology-savvy individuals who possessed a Green Badge, the highest government security clearance. Mack wanted to find young talent to bring fresh ideas to the forefront of his organization while still in high school and create a continuous pipeline for knowledge transfer from the ManTech staff to a new generation of forensic experts.

The Advanced Forensics Division of ManTech created the DFEND Internship Program specifically for Academies of Loudoun students. It provided students with real-world experience in the form of paid summer internships and sponsorship for the Green Badge. The company invested more than $200,000 in a program.


Salamander Resort & Spa in partnership with the LCPS Department of Pupil Services.  

The Salamander Resort & Spa provides LCPS post-graduate students in the CAST (Community and Schools Together) program with all-day work immersion internships integrated into its professional operations. (CAST serves students with disabilities ages 18-21).

Salamander provided six students full-time internships each school day throughout the year and also provided business mentors, human resources training and classroom space in their conference rooms throughout the resort. Salamander sets up these conference rooms each day for the CAST interns, teacher and job coach.

The School-Business Partnership Executive Council is now selling table sponsorships for this event.   

  • Deluxe table sponsorships for the School-Business Partnership Breakfast cost $1,500. This includes a preferred-location table, logo placement in the program, logo placement in the pre-breakfast presentation, logo placement on the stage and five seats at a 10-person table (the remaining five seats will be donated to school staff and teachers).
  • A triple table sponsorship is $1,500. This includes five seats at each of three tables with the remaining five seats donated to school staff and teachers.
  • A double table sponsorship is $1,000. This includes five seats at each of two tables with the remaining five seats donated to school staff and teachers.
  • A single table sponsorship is $500. This includes five seats for the sponsor with the remaining five seats donated to school staff and teachers.
  • An individual seat costs $50.

Sponsorships are now available at 

The deadline for registration is Friday, March 6th.

The National Conference Center is located at 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg.