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 announced by Wendy Brown of the Maury Lane Fund at ACT for Alexandria and Jen Walker—McEnearney Associates, Inc. Realtors. On June 2, 2017 a final donation of $29,250 ($9,750 from each) was presented to ACT for Alexandria. On hand for the presentation were Laurent and Margaret Ticer Janowsky as well as a number of members of the Jen Walker team and ACT for Alexandria staff.
“When we came up with the idea to make a charitable donation for our anniversary, ACT came first to mind,” said Laurent. Margaret added, “Witnessing first-hand the enormous outpouring of generosity by our neighbors during April’s Spring2ACTion made us realize how far-spread our community’s interests and concerns are. We decided that our donation could benefit the absolute most number of people through ACT for Alexandria.”
When Laurent and Margaret announced their gift to ACT, John Porter, president/chief executive officer, immediately stated that the funds would be added to the Community Grants Program. “This generous gift is perfectly timed to correspond with our spring community grants, which opened applications last week and will be awarded in June,” said John. “The grants provide support for leadership development and long-term financial growth and sustainability of Alexandria-serving charities.” More details about ACT and the grants program can be found online at www.actforalexandria.org.