First Ever Spring2ACTion Raises Over $100,000 for Alexandria Nonprofits


The final numbers are in! Once again, thank you Alexandria!

Spring2ACTion Results

  • Raised a total of $104,156 over 3 days ($76,323 in online donations + $27,833 in matching grants)
  • Engaged 1,265 citizens in local giving
  • Benefitted 48 local nonprofit participating organizations


The Winners

  • 1st Place & $5,000 – Empowered Women International
  • 2nd Place & $2,500 – The Art League
  • 3rd Place & $1,500 – Center for Alexandria’s Children
  • 7th Place & Laptop – Alexandria Seaport Foundation
  • 11th Place & iPad – Healthy Families Alexandria
  • 17th Place & $250 Target Gift Card – Carpenter’s Shelter
  • 22nd Place & FlipCam – Quintango
  • 35th Place & Bittersweet Catered Party – Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons
  • Just Because Prize (randomly drawn) – Computer C.O.R.E.


ACTion Hero Winners (donors and their nonprofits)

  • Cheryl M. and Elizabeth C. and ALIVE! - $200
  • Margaret M. and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria - $100
  • Ken H. and At Home in Alexandria - $100
  • Nicholas P. and the Center for Alexandria’s Children - $100
  • Elizabeth A. and Christ Church - $100
  • Karen P. and Bo P. and Computer C.O.R.E. - $200
  • Empowered Women International - $100
  • Friends of Guest House - $100
  • Friends of the Alexandria Mental Health Center - $100
  • Gadsby’s Tavern - $100
  • The Giving Circle of Alexandria - $100
  • Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons - $100
  • Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia - $100


What People are Saying:

“It was inspiring to see Alexandrians respond to our challenge to increase local giving with such enthusiasm and generosity.  When we all pitch in and work together, it’s amazing what we can accomplish as a community.” – Tracy Viselli, ACTion Alexandria

“Thank you Spring2ACTion for making philanthropy accessible to all and raising much needed funds for the arts, women and children in our community. No small donation was too small in this campaign!” – Marga Fripp, Empowered Women International

"When everybody helps, everybody benefits.   ACT and Spring2ACTion bring that spirit to Alexandria, big time!” – Thomson M. Hirst, Mason Hirst Foundation

“We’ve wanted to do an online fundraiser for years and you gave us the opportunity!  It brought synergy and excitement to our group – it was tremendous!  Thank you for bringing the community together.” – Nina Randolph, Healthy Families Alexandria

Did you take part in Spring2ACTion?  What did you think?


Wow!, Congratulations to Empowered Women International.

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