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19th Annual Business Philanthropy Summit 
Keynote: David Gardner, Co-Founder and Chief Rule Breaker at The Motley Fool

Join us on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial. This year, one of our focus areas is working towards ending hunger in Alexandria.

David co-founded “The Fool” with his brother, Tom, in 1993. The company’s mission is to help the world invest better by focusing on long-term investments in world-class businesses. With an unyielding focus on workplace culture and employee engagement, The Motley Fool was named the #1 Medium- Sized Company to Work For by in 2014 and 2015. Since its founding, they have grown the company to its current headquarters in Carlyle, employing a few hundred talented “fools.” As they grew, The Motley Fool created a corporate culture focused on the employee, and have instilled and enabled their workforce to engage with the nonprofit community in Alexandria. 

Click HERE to view his full bio. Click HERE to invest in our community and become a sponsor. Click HERE to secure your seat. Tickets are $35. Click HERE to nominate a business for the 2017 Business Philanthropist of the Year.

Volunteer Alexandria in collaboration with the City of Alexandria is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Spring for Alexandria and its Community Service Day. The volunteer day is for employees of City government, businesses, nonprofits, and the community and this year’s event will take place on May 12 and a Community Service Day for youth and families will take place on May 20. Hundreds of volunteers will join together to provide community services at numerous sites throughout the city, making it a better place for all of us! Volunteers will paint, weed and plant, organize and sort donations, clean up streams, fix trails, get pools ready, beautify shelters, and much more.

Interested in volunteering? Click HERE to register your team.
Need Volunteers? Click HERE to submit your activities.

Women and Wine, Cheers to a Good Cause, is an event is for women 21 years and older who enjoy wine and are interested in getting to know other women in Alexandria. This is a great networking event or a place to catch up with your friends. Cheers to a Good Cause benefits a nonprofit organization serving girls, young and older women. Interested in joining? Just e-mail and you will be added to the list. The next Women & Wine will take place March 15 at VASO's Mediterranean Bistro. Click HERE to register.  Previous supporters: Alexandria Black History Museum, Great Harvest Bread Co, Carluccio's, Gwen Siebert, Brahm's Opticians and Saloam Bey, Art True Decor, The Llyod House, Sonoma Cellar, @home Realestate.



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