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02/13/2024

Leading ACTor: Lisa Guernsey

Meet ACT Board Member Lisa Guernsey, pictured here with her two daughters, Gillian and Janelle! In conversation with Lisa, her passion for many ca...

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12/14/2023

Leading ACTor: Peter Madigan

My parents taught me about giving from a young age. I grew up in a big family of seven kids in Maine, and generosity was a key lesson. We were taug...

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10/09/2023

Seeding the Fund for Racial Equity

A Donor's Story by Richard E. Merritt My heart and passion for racial equity was largely shaped by my participation in ACT’s Racial Equity Learn...

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07/25/2023

New Grant Opportunity: Food Security

New Grant Opportunity! ACT for Alexandria, in partnership with the City of Alexandria Department of Community & Human Services (DCHS), is pleas...

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07/20/2023

New Laws Can Mean Smart Giving Strategies

In December 2022, the “SECURE 2.0” Act (“Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) was signed into law and included changes to the Qua...

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06/26/2023

Relief funds have run out, and legal protections are slim.

By Shirley Ruhe, Alexandria Gazette Packet Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Things are tight but going along ok. Then your daughter has an auto accid...

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10/24/2022

Meet the Birenbaums – Making Philanthropic Dreams Come True with ACT’s Donor Advised Funds

Meet Ilona and Matt Birenbaum, ACT fund holders who are using a Donor Advised Fund to help invest in the social issues they care about the most. ...

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10/24/2022

Reflecting on the Alexandria Community Remembrance Project’s Pilgrimage

Reflecting on the journey From October 6th through 10th, ACT team members Heather Peeler and Sally Gardner (as well as other members of the ACT co...

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10/12/2022

ARISE Guaranteed Income Pilot Application Dates Announced

Official ARISE Press Release We’re thrilled to share the news that the City of Alexandria’s guaranteed income pilot - ARISE, application period ...

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07/28/2022

Leading ACTor – Alexandria Nonprofit Staff

By Brandi Yee The pandemic has taken an incredible toll on everyone in our community, and we have seen how it has exacerbated the pre-existing i...

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