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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...
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...

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