After years of philanthropy and service work while raising a young family of four outstanding little citizens, Julie Kyle decided to pivot slightly and continue giving back while also growing her own small business. “Clover”, grew out of established IT relationships and her strong desire to help others.
When her children grew, Julie looked for opportunities for them to serve their community. She learned of National Charity League (NCL), a mother-daughter service organization, and Young Men Service League (YMSL), a mother-son service organization were not in Loudoun County, Julie jumped in to help. After learning her son was too young to join YMSL, she quickly rallied support around NCL, establishing a board of directors, running many positions including president and recruiting members. In a few short years, Loudoun’s Virginia Orchard Chapter of NCL has grown from two to over two hundred with thousands of philanthropy hours every year!
Julie is also a humble member of 100WomenStrong, a grant making group in Loudoun County, Virginia. “We pool our money and invest to make the biggest impact we can on local non-profits. We educate ourselves on what’s going on within our community and give back in the areas of hunger, shelter, health, education and long-term initiatives”.
These outlets fueled Julie to do more. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. Through hard work, integrity, and giving back, Clover’s vision is to grow from one employee to a thriving company providing internships and creating local business opportunities.
Julie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies, minoring in Marketing and Management (a few credits shy of a third minor in Dance) from Virginia Tech. Go Hokies!