Fred Schaufeld, Managing Director of SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, and a dedicated community volunteer, has been named the 2019 Loudon County Good Scout Award Honoree by National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The award was presented at a community event on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at The Stone Tower Winery.
The Good Scout Award, presented each year in Loudoun County since 1998, recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the community. Former honorees include Sharon Virts, Michael Huber, The Honorable J. Randall Minchew, Dr. Edgar Hatrick, III, Jeff Browning, Scott Hamberger, Kristina Bouweiri, John B. Wood, Mark Stavish, Ed.D., Bill Dean, The Honorable William C. Mims, J. Hamilton Lambert, Rodney N. Huebbers, Leonard S. “Hobie” Mitchel, The Honorable Bob Sevila, Aryln Black, Jock Phumphrey, The Honorable Joe May, Joe Bolling and The Honorable George Atwell.
“Fred Schaufeld demonstrates extraordinary integrity, character and civic mindedness,” said William Langhorne, event chair for the 2019 Loudoun County Good Scout Evening. “He is an exceptional role model for today’s Scouts and outstanding example of the good works, values and service that the Award is designed to honor.”
Fred Schaufeld grew up in Westbury, New York. He attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He started his first company, NEW Asurion, while in law school; it has since grown to employ over 16,000 people and is the largest consumer product protection company in the world.
Today, Mr. Schaufeld is co-founder and managing director of SWaN& Legend Venture Partners, a private equity firm. He is also a partner in Monumental Sports and Entertainment. Mr. Schaufeld sits on the boards of The Noodle Companies, CustomInk, Framebridge, KIND Healthy Snacks, Quad Learning and José Andrés’ ThinkFood Group. Mr. Schaufeld is also an advisor to the boards of Cava Group, UrbanStems and DuraTap.
He is a recipient of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award and is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC, and the Young President’s Organization. Mr. Schaufeld has been quoted extensively in numerous publications and has appeared on CNN and NPR. He and his wife, Karen, reside outside of Washington DC, and are active in organizations dedicated to early childhood development, education, literacy, peace, the environment, and the arts.
He sits on the boards of Fight for Children and the Wolf Trap Foundation and is also a member of Venture Philanthropy Partners. He is also an active supporter of the Schaufeld Family Heart Center of the Inova Loudoun Hospital, the Fredrick D. and Karen G. Schaufeld Lower School of Loudoun County Day School, VA and the Fredrick D. Schaufeld Scholarship Program in Westbury, NY.
The awards ceremony on October 16 brought together civic-minded individuals and business leaders from throughout the DMV community in an event that recognizes and celebrates the importance of Scouting in guiding and developing today’s youth.