Tag: nonprofits

Agenda:Alexandria reflects on 20 years of debate

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Agenda:Alexandria, which celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 10, started with a particularly contentious election season and a Rolodex. Former City...

How the city counts its homeless population

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Carpenter’s Shelter volunteers found him living in his car in the parking lot of a West End condominium development. The man...

Spring2ACTion breaks fundraising records in eighth year

Spring2ACTion, the annual online giving event for Alexandria nonprofits, outraised last year's total by more than $100,000. This year's event, which took place on April...

My View: The benefits of generosity

By Heather Peeler, President and CEO of ACT Do you remember the first time you donated to a cause that was important to you? My first...

Our View: One week, two special days in Alexandria

Two significant events take place in Alexandria this week and they are both historic and philanthropic. Each helps reveal the nature of our city...

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,...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 7: Addiction knows no bounds

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] A little more than a decade ago, Heidi Christiansen was leading what most would consider an ideal life in her...

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....

Alexandria in Action: It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Outside of summer, these next couple of months are my favorite. It is, as Andy Williams sang in the old holiday classic, the most...

Longtime ACT for Alexandria leader to step down

John Porter, who has served as president and CEO of nonprofit ACT for Alexandria for eight years, will step down from his role at...