ACT for Alexandria

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ACT Transitions & Introductions

After 2.5 years as ACT’s Director of Development, Betsy Micklem is leaving ACT to “live her best life” and enjoy retirement with her husband and family.  She already has many plans to travel this summer and fall. Betsy’s last day with ACT is June 30. Betsy has made a lasting impact through her work at ACT and we appreciate her service as a passionate, committed colleague.  Please join us in wishing her well as she embarks on a new chapter!


Honoring Our Past to Understand Our Present

As the spring weather encourages us to explore Alexandria’s picturesque parks and streets, have you ever wondered who walked these lands before us?  Last week I attended a training by the Racial Equity Institute that began by honoring the people who originally inhabited the land of the DC region.  For more than 10,000 years, the Piscataway or Kinwaw Paskestikweya (roughly translated as “the people who live on the long river with the bend in it”) lived in a region that stretched from the western shores of the Chesapeake Bay to the Potomac River, including Northern Virginia.

Be an Ally


Do you seek to promote racial equity as an ally within your organization, but don't know where to start? Join IMPACT Breakout Session Speaker Whitney Parnell from Service Never Sleeps for a day-long Allyship workshop.

You Did It!

The Spring2ACTion final numbers are in: $2,087,318! Together, we surpassed our $2 million goal! This year’s success was fueled by YOU and every single donor who invested in Alexandria supporting the arts, housing and homelessness, animal welfare or any of our community’s many worthy causes. Beyond dollars, our giving day also engaged a record-number of donors. This year 9,900 donors made donations, with donations coming from as far as Australia!



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