ACT for Alexandria

Making a Difference on April 25 and Beyond

The office has been abuzz with preparations for Spring2ACTion on April 25.  I can’t believe it’s been two months since I officially joined the team at ACT.  Every day I’m inspired by the dedicated leaders, donors, business owners and volunteers who are committed to making Alexandria a vibrant place for all.  The spirit of generosity isn’t a feeling; it’s a fact!  In 2017, Spring2ACTion raised $1.6M making it one of the most successful giving days in the country.   

Based on the early support from our sponsors and the enthusiasm of more than 150 nonprofit partners, we think 2018 will be even better.  All that is missing is you! Join us on April 25 in supporting the incredible work nonprofits are doing on behalf of children, families, the arts, animals and more. 

Spring is about new beginnings.  We hope that your philanthropy will extend beyond Spring2ACTion and become a new habit for you and your family.  There are numerous studies about the importance of generosity.  It reduces stressimproves physical health and leads to overall wellbeing.  Giving makes us happier.  And, we can all use a little more happiness in our lives. 

Let us know how we can help your giving have even more impact in your life – for yourself and for Alexandria’s nonprofits.   You can reach me at or by calling our office at 703-739-7778.

 By: Heather Peeler, ACT President & CEO