Kathy and Nick Nerangis honored for philanthropy to LFCC

For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2018

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Winchester-Frederick County stalwarts Kathy and Nick Nerangis were honored for their generosity to Lord Fairfax during the LFCC Educational Foundation’s annual appreciation luncheon on Friday.

During a ceremony in Richmond earlier this week, the Nerangises received the 2018 Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy from the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. The couple, who own several McDonald’s restaurants, the Country Inn and Suites, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and the Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille, were nominated for the award by Lord Fairfax Community College.

For more than 25 years, Kathy and Nick Nerangis have thrown their financial support behind LFCC. In 2017, they endowed a scholarship in memory of Nick’s parents, Martha and James Nerangis, which helps support single parents attending LFCC.

Kathy has chaired both the LFCC College Board and the Educational Foundation Board. She is also the founder of First Night Winchester and was the first woman to serve on the Winchester Medical Center Board.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Nick later earned a degree in theater from Shenandoah University, and has also taken classes at LFCC. He currently serves on SU’s Board of Trustees.

“Kathy and Nick Nerangis are such inspirations – their tireless efforts to give back to their community have gone so far in making the Winchester-Frederick County area a wonderful place to live, learn, heal and play,” says LFCC Foundation Executive Director Liv Heggoy. “We are thrilled their generosity to Lord Fairfax is being recognized at the state level.”

Also during Friday’s luncheon, 2000 alumna Renee Culbertson was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. A current member of the Executive Board of the Virginia Municipal Clerks Association – and its president in 2015-2106 – she has served as the deputy clerk of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors for nearly 17 years.

The luncheon serves as an opportunity for the foundation to thank its donors, and for donors to meet with recipients of the many scholarships offered at the college. The foundation has awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships in the 2017-2018 year.

To learn more about the foundation, visit www.lfcc.edu/foundation.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.