Tuesday, April 30, 2013
There are multiple opportunities to become involved.
Want to give back to your community but don’t know how? Here’s an easy way to lend a hand this week. Now in its sixth year, Spring for Alexandria offers multiple opportunities for residents to become involved in volunteer efforts. ACT for Alexandria, Volunteer Alexandria, the Alexandria Jaycees and the City of Alexandria are co-hosting the three-day celebration of giving and service throughout the city Thursday through Saturday. Events include the Generations of Giving Gala on Thursday; the Business Philanthropy Summit, Community Service Day and Market Square Party on Friday; and Alexandria Gives and “Lemonaide” Day on Saturday. Spring for Alexandria raises hundreds of thousands of dollars that are used by the partners to improve the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Eighteen local nonprofits are giving 5 percent of their proceeds to the Boston Foundation in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Alexandria’s annual day of giving Spring2ACTion raised nearly $660,00 for 97 charities on Wednesday. The 24-hour event was hosted by ACT for Alexandria and ACTion Alexandria. ACT along with 17 other nonprofits will donate 5 percent of their proceeds raised through the event to the Boston Foundation’s Marathon Day 2013 Fund to provide support for mental health, community convening andn first responder support services. “After raising $104,000 in 2011 and $319,000 in 2012, we thought this year’s goal to raise $500,000 was extremely ambitious,” said Brandi Yee, chief program officer of ACT for Alexandria. “But once again, the tenacity of our nonprofits and the generosity of the community overwhelmed us.” The 97 participating nonprofits were…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Fundraising drive exceeds goal of $200,000 in 24 hours.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Drew Hansen
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Nearly 3,700 people donated $319,333 for 75 participating Alexandria nonprofits on Wednesday during Spring2Action, a 24-hour online fundraising drive presented by Virginia Commerce Bank and put on by ACT for Alexandria and ACTion Alexandria. The event surpassed its fundraising goal of $200,000 and its donor goal of 2,000. Three Alexandria restaurants hosted “give-togethers” at different times on Wednesday. The events, held at The Uptowner, Bittersweet and Pork Barrel BBQ, gave people representing different nonprofits a chance to compete for donors.
Friday, April 27, 2012
The event will be held May 4 at the First Baptist Church on King Street.
Five local leaders will be recognized as part of Spring for Alexandria and presented at the 14th annual Business Philanthropy Summit on May 4. The summit, held at First Baptist Church on King Street, attracts more than 300 businesses, nonprofit organizations, elected officials and city agencies. The following awardees will be honored: 2012 Large Business Philanthropist of the Year BB&T, Lighthouse Project Accepting the Award: John Reiter, senior vice president; and Jen Ferrara, vice president, business deposit officer BB&T's Lighthouse Project is a company-wide program designed to engage employees to be a force for positive change in their own communities. The Alexandria/Arlington Lighthouse team has completed 28 projects, donated $40,000…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Alexandria businesses, nonprofits and community leaders gathered to discuss ways to improve the city through charitable giving.
A group of Alexandria companies, nonprofits and others gathered Wednesday at the IMPACT Innovation + Philanthropy conference to share strategies on how best to serve the children, youth and families of Alexandria. The event attracted more than 200 people and over 40 companies at the First Baptist Church on King St. It was hosted by ACT for Alexandria, a group founded in 1998 with a mission to increase charitable investment in the city. “Impending budget cuts to education, community and social services are going to have a major impact on non-profits,” said conference speaker Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.). “You are going to have additional responsibilities and see the need for your valued services continue to rise.” Non-profits in Alexandria …