Tag: Heather Peeler

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...

My View with Heather Peeler: Working together for a vibrant Alexandria

To say that the past year has been unpredictable is an understatement. At the onset, few could have predicted that this fall we would...

My View with Heather Peeler: Local businesses make the difference

Yesterday was the 11th annual Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s giving day. It’s a day where Alexandrians came together to support the nonprofits that make our community...

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...

Spring2ACTion raises $2.45 million for Alexandria nonprofits

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] 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...

Support Alexandria during Spring2ACTion on April 15

By Heather Peeler The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life in Alexandria on so many levels. However, there is one beloved community activity that will continue...

Amazon donates $200,000 to ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Amazon announced that it will donate $200,000 to the ACT Now Fund, an ACT for Alexandria emergency fund that will...

Letter to the Editor: Community foundation leaders welcome Amazon

To the editor: Below is our open letter to Amazon: Welcome to Northern Virginia. As the timeframe for your decision on HQ2 drew closer, those...

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...