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October 24, 2017
I write on behalf of the ACT for Alexandria Board of Directors to share the news that John Porter has informed us of his decision to pass the torch as President and CEO of the organization, effective...
October 24, 2017
Go Shop. Do Good. Give Back. Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post have launched a new give back program called Good. Works. Wednesday . Every Wednesday , these Old Town Alexandria businesses will give...
October 23, 2017
Thank you to all who joined us on the waterfront for the Fourth Annual Harvest Dinner and Wine Auction. We are so grateful for your support of ACT and of the community. Here are a few images from the...
September 25, 2017
Sally Bolger Gardner joined ACT in September 2017, returning to Alexandria, her hometown, from 11 years in the Northern California town of Grass Valley. Sally’s background is primarily in office...
September 25, 2017
Alexandria’s community foundation, ACT for Alexandria, is committed to strengthening the nonprofit sector through investing in building the capacity of nonprofit organizations, connecting donors to...
September 25, 2017
As I write this month’s column, Hurricane Irma has barreled her way through the Caribbean and is making landfall in southwestern Florida. The good news is that with today’s technology and advances in...
July 17, 2017
In a pilot project this year, ACT invited fund holders to join the Grants Committee as Side-By-Side investors which resulted in an additional $27,200 to the grants awarded this June through the ACT...
July 11, 2017
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 country’s earliest, and perhaps greatest, philanthropists—George Washington...
July 11, 2017
ACT, in partnership with our donor advised fund side-by-side investors, is pleased to announce our spring 2017 grant awards totaling $60,400. Through our investment in building the capacity of...
July 09, 2017
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, join nonprofit thought leader and author Beth Kanter for a conversation about how nonprofit and board leaders can avoid burnout and encourage a culture of wellbeing in...

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