Spring2ACTion raises $2.45 million for Alexandria nonprofits

Spring2ACTion raises $2.45 million for Alexandria nonprofits
(Photo Credit: ACT for Alexandria)

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com

Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s annual giving day, raised a record-breaking $2.45 million for Alexandria nonprofits this year, a $386,000 increase over 2019.

The event, which took place on April 15 this year, was hosted by ACT for Alexandria. For 24 hours, 8,450 donors gave to 156 local nonprofits – more donors and nonprofits than in previous years.

ACT for Alexandria celebrated the 10th anniversary of Spring2ACTion this year. Since the inception of the giving day in 2011, donors have raised more than $12.5 million for local nonprofits.

This year, King Street Cats had the most donors, RunningBrooke raised the most money and Urban Alliance was the free agent fundraiser.

“We are so proud to be part of such a generous community” Heather Peeler, president and chief executive officer of ACT for Alexandria, said in a statement. “Once again, Alexandria came together to support the nonprofits that are essential to our city.”

While the giving day is over, ACT for Alexandria is keeping the site up and running so that donors can continue giving to local nonprofits. To donate or to view a full list of all winners and sponsors, go to www.Spring2ACTion.org.

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