Our ACTion Hero, Brooke Sydnor Curran, is a rising star!
Brooke was awarded the "Rising Star" award at the annual Salute to Women Awards. She was one of 11 incredible women who received awards on March 18.
The "Rising Star" award is given to women who have less than a total of five years of volunteer service in Alexandria who has made significant contributions to the well-being of the women in the Alexandria community, particularly through community service or other volunteer projects.
We each know someone who has given much of their lives--their hearts and souls--to making Alexandria a better place to live. Living Legends of Alexandria wants to recognize these folks and the good news is that you don’t have to be a Pulitzer Prize winner to write the nomination. All it takes is a one-page description outlining the activities in which the person has excelled. Nominees who meet the criteria for consideration and their nominators will each receive a complimentary invitation to the inspiring "Meet The Legends" reception on March 21, 2013.
If you haven't heard, today is Give to the Max Day, a giving holiday for nonprofit organizations throughout the capital region.
Starting at midnight on Wednesday, November 9, local residents will donate online to help raise millions of dollars for local nonprofits as part of the first annual Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington. Give to the Max Day is a massive one-day regional online fundraiser that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC communities to support nonprofits serving the area.
How do I find Alexandria nonprofits to support on Give to the Max Day?
When most of us hear the word philanthropy, we think about money--lots of money. To most Americans, philanthropy is the province of the wealthy and celebrities--Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffet, the Rockefellers, and Oprah Winfrey.
But when I think of philanthropy and philanthropists, I think of you.