Tag: ACT for Alexandria

Giving with a purpose

By Brandi Yee  As 2023 draws to a close, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the experiences, challenges and opportunities that have shaped the...

My View with Heather Peeler: Giving is a family affair

When my parents passed away a few years ago, my sisters and I decided to honor them by establishing a charitable fund in their...

Are you optimizing giving?

By Heather Peeler One of the things I love about working at ACT, Alexandria’s community foundation, is that I see a tremendous spirit of generosity...

My View with Heather Peeler: Celebrating home, generosity and neighbors

Happy holidays! Although the holiday season can feel rather hectic, I want to take time to reflect on what makes this time of year...

ACT for Alexandria receives national award

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Local nonprofit ACT for Alexandria received a $500,000 grant from Citi Foundation as part of its inclusion in the Community...

Spring2ACTion 101: Get ready to help your community

By Brandi Yee Hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s biggest fundraising event. Since 2011, nearly 75,000 donors have given $13 million dollars to...

Our View: ‘Tis the season

It’s difficult to know what to make of the holiday season this year. It’s a period with religious significance for many, and in a normal...

My View | Heather Peeler: Alexandria is a resilient community

When the coronavirus first took root in Alexandria, none of us knew exactly what to expect. We knew the pandemic’s two-fisted impact on our community...

ACT for Alexandria fall fundraiser to take place virtually on Sept....

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Fall Salud and Virtual Celebration, nonprofit ACT for Alexandria’s fundraiser, is kicking off the fall season on Sept. 23...

My View | Heather Peeler: We must ACT now to prevent...

What does home mean to you? For many of us home is a place of comfort, safety and joy. It is the foundation for...