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June 18, 2017
My Dad had his first heart bypass surgery in 1979, when he was 50 years old. A devout Catholic, Dad believed that God had given him a second chance. He decided to “pay it forward,” long before that...
June 18, 2017
For many students, the application and acceptance process has been relatively easy although the competition for select colleges and universities has become much more intense over years past. At the...
June 17, 2017
Last month, to honor of its fifth anniversary, Del Ray Café announced it will donate 5% of its May sales to ACT for Alexandria . In addition to Del Ray Café’s 5%, a surprise matching donation was...
May 17, 2017
ACT for Alexandria is pleased to announce that we have received national accreditation through the National Standards for U. S. Community Foundations accreditation program. This national designation...
May 16, 2017
We hear a lot about winning nowadays with various views on who won, who lost and whether what happened was really a win. I’m a believer of trying to make situations “win-wins,” where all participants...
May 16, 2017
In honor of the fifth anniversary of Del Ray Café, owners Margaret and Laurent Janowsky, will be donating 5% of proceeds for the month of May to ACT for Alexandria. In addition, Wendy Brown of the...
May 16, 2017
Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates don’t get to have all the fun anymore. It used to be that only the rich could have private foundations and use them for their charitable giving. Now thanks...
May 10, 2017
In honor of its fifth anniversary, Del Ray Café announces it will donate 5% of its May sales to ACT for Alexandria . In addition to Del Ray Café’s 5%, a surprise matching donation was announced by...
April 17, 2017
I recently celebrated my ten-year anniversary at ACT for Alexandria and it is hard to believe I’ve been here for a decade. It’s been exciting to see the growth of the organization and I always say I...
April 15, 2017
Another year for Spring2ACTion —the seventh year—and another amazing success. This past April 5 th , over 9,000 donors made almost 13,000 donations to 158 Alexandria nonprofits with a record breaking...

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