Tag: ACT for Alexandria

My View | Heather Peeler: How to help local nonprofits excel

To the editor: Was there a time when someone helped you achieve your goals? Perhaps it was a teacher, mentor or friend who helped you...

My View | Molly Dahl: Working to end racial inequality

Like communities all across the country, Alexandria has a past that is beautiful, brutal and bound up with race. ACT for Alexandria, Alexandria’s community...

Alexandria in Action with Heather Peeler: Honoring our past to understand...

As the spring weather encourages us to explore Alexandria’s picturesque parks and streets, have you ever wondered who walked these lands before us? Last week...

What is Spring2ACTion?

By Brandi Yee Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s annual giving day, takes place April 10. Hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s biggest fundraising event. Since its...

Alexandria in Action with Heather Peeler: Act now to support our...

There was a collective sigh of relief upon hearing about the recent agreement to temporarily end the partial federal government shutdown. Many affected workers...

My View: Big opportunities for collaboration

By Heather Peeler Amazon’s announcement that it will establish a headquarters in Northern Virginia gives us much to celebrate. The promise of significant job growth...

My View: New Americans make big contributions

By Heather Peeler This summer, ACT for Alexandria engaged residents, donors and nonprofit leaders to understand their vision for Alexandria and the ways in which...

My View: What makes a community vibrant?

By Heather Peeler When we lift our voices, share our stories and speak out about what’s important to us, we can create change in our...

ACT names new president and CEO

Local nonprofit ACT for Alexandria has named its new leader. Heather Peeler, who has a long track record in the nonprofit world, succeeds John Porter,...

Alexandria in Action: The gift of giving

The holidays are upon us. Hanukkah has begun with Christmas not far behind and before we know it, we’ll be beginning a new year....