Tag: philanthropy

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...

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....

Filling in the Blanks with Ramee Gentry: The holiday season at...

As temperatures grow cooler, days become shorter and the year draws to a close, a spirit of giving, sharing and connecting abounds. Throughout our...

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...

Help for Houston: Alexandrians pitch in to help victims of Hurricane...

By Denise Dunbar and Alexa Epitropoulos In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, more than 1,100 members of the federal National Disaster Medical System were deployed...

Alexandria in Action: What would George and Ben think?

As we celebrate our nation’s 241st birthday and our city’s 268th, I think back to a column I wrote in 2014 about two of...

Our View: Let’s mobilize philanthropic Alexandria to fight the opioid crisis

Alexandria is a city with a long philanthropic track record of responding generously, and swiftly, to need. Numerous local nonprofits support at-risk children, shut-in...