Rotary Club of Alexandria Distributes $135,000

Representatives and leaders from 54 Alexandria nonprofits, gathered at the luncheon with the Rotary Club of Alexandria receive grants totaling $135,000.
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The Rotary Club of Alexandria and The Alexandria Day Nursery and Children’s Home hosted the annual Contributions Day Luncheon on June 12th, 2018. The event was held at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, VA. Attended by over 200 people, the program honored the achievements of 54 Alexandria non-profit organizations and granted $135,000 in funds to further each of their missions.

The Rotary Club of Alexandria has multiple fundraising events during the year. The most significant for fund raising is the annual Taste for Giving event, which is held every year at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office in October. In 2017, the Taste for Giving charity dinner and cocktail event raised $80,000, one hundred percent of which is given to charity.

“Our Club is an organization of approximately 115 business people dedicated to serving the community of Alexandria and participating in projects around the world to assist those less fortunate in the areas of education, water sanitation and providing peace throughout the world,” said club president, Mike Wicks.