Business Philanthropy Summit featured Robert (Bob) McDonald, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

240 attendees joined us at the Business Philanthropy Summit, our annual breakfast as we celebrated Alexandria's remarkable commitment to service including volunteerism and philanthropy, including Port City Brewing Company and Whole Foods Market Old Town, recipients of Business Philanthropists of the Year Award

                                                 Photos by Nina Tisara, Amy Shields, and Rae Ferraiuolo 
This is a great networking event that will inspire you to be part of making change happen in Alexandria. Attendees have the opportunity to learn first hand from the nonprofit organizations presenting their services and programs on how to get involved through the Nonprofit Showcase.  Awards will be given to the Business Philanthropist of the Year, Board Member of the Year, a Veteran of the Year, and a Board Leader of the Year. CHECK OUT the 2016 Awardees. Review a list of past winners. In partnership with the City of Alexandria, this event brings together businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and neighbors to honor Alexandria’s proud philanthropic tradition and ensure it continues to thrive. At the Summit, businesses, nonprofits and community leaders come together since 1998 to talk about philanthropy in Alexandria. Previous keynote speakers include Colin Powell, Billy Shore, Senator Mark Warner, Carly Fiorina, and Rep. Don Beyer, and U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald.

Thank you to our Venture Sponsors: 


Thank you to our Equity Sponsors: 

Thank you to our Investors and Supporters: Arban & Carosi; Burke & Herbert Bank; Fiske Law Group (David and Kim Fiske); Focus Data Solutions, Inc; FundSource, LLC; John Marshall Bank; Landmark Honda; McKinley Marketing Partners; RCFields & Associates Inc.; Saul Ewing LLP; Shawn P. McLaughlin/McLaughlin Ryder Investments, Inc; Stephanie Landrum; TechPainting; Theo Androus; Val Hawkins; Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C., and Tartan Properties.

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About the Secretary: Since his graduation from West Point, McDonald has been committed to improving lives of others. Recognized for his work in the U.S Army and as former Chairman, President, and CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company, McDonald was sworn in as Secretary of Veterans Affairs in July 2014.  He continues to be committed to collaborative relationships across the federal government, across state and local government, and with both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. “Each year we bring the business community and nonprofits together to celebrate successful collaborations,” said Board President Cyndi Lake. “At Volunteer Alexandria, we are proud to help make Alexandria even better and stronger.” For a full bio, click HERE.

For more details and and questions, contact Marion Brunken at or 703-836-2176.