By Tricia Ritchie, Chief Development Officer
As ACT for Alexandria (ACT) has worked to improve the lives of all Alexandrians, we have been fortunate that generous and community-minded businesses have partnered with us in our mission. Verdence Capital Advisors – a nationally-recognized financial and investment firm dedicated to ensuring the preservation and growth of their clients’ financial assets and family heritage – has powered ACT’s operations, programs, and outreach through their financial support as a corporate partner.
According to Verdence’s Founding Partner Chuck Holt, “I believe firmly that a thriving community is everyone’s responsibility. In 2018, after personally calling Alexandria home for over 30 years, I was honored and delighted to open Verdence’s Old Town Office at 44 Canal Center Plaza, and I was equally delighted to develop almost immediately a connection with ACT for Alexandria.”
Mr. Holt now serves on ACT’s Board, and Verdence has become a corporate partner supporting ACT’s work throughout the year. “ACT made it easy and enjoyable for Verdence to become immersed in the community and to offer resources — including our office as an event venue with its spectacular view of the Potomac — to help further the critical programs that directly benefit Alexandria residents. Like all communities, Alexandria has a unique mix of opportunities and challenges, and Verdence is grateful to play a part in tackling them head on and in collaboration with our neighbors and other members of the business community.”
When asked why Verdence Capital Advisors chose ACT as a philanthropic partner, Mr. Holt responded, “Great efforts require great leadership, and ACT’s values, passion, and inspiration continue to shape the community. By giving back to our Alexandria community, we can all help bridge some of the social and economic gaps that exist in our city. Together, we can enrich lives and strengthen community, and I can’t imagine a more important or more rewarding goal.”