Ms. Karen Shihadeh Schaufeld '83, '14P, '17P

Karen Schaufeld co-founded All Ages Read Together (AART) a program that brings senior citizens and preschool aged children together to instill a love of reading and learning in children.  She also founded 100 Women Strong, a group organized to use strategic philanthropy to improve the lives of the citizens of Loudoun County.

Karen is an enthusiastic volunteer and supporter of local and global environmental, arts, peace, and health programs. She holds a B.A. in English and Government from Lehigh University and a J.D. from George Washington University.

Karen has worked in the fields of energy, environmental permitting and compliance, as well as corporate, labor, employment, and insurance related law.    She helped found NEW Customer Services Companies, Inc., the nation’s largest administrator of consumer product warranties, where she served as General Counsel.

In addition, she is proud to serve as a trustee for Lehigh University and on the Board of Journey Through Hallowed Ground, Educate Loudoun and Venture Philanthropy Partners.   She recently published her first children’s book, The Lollipop Tree.  Karen devotes considerable energy to her family and to their working farm in Northern Virginia.