“When you are truly sharing with no expectation of your kindness being returned, it doesn’t matter whether you get credit. In fact, it’s better if you don’t. Your spirit is expanded by anonymous generosity.” - Anonymous
15th Annual Fostering the Future Gala
The Fund for Alexandria’s Child will host its 15th Annual Fostering the Future Gala — "Up, Up and Away" on Friday, June 8 at the Sheraton Suites in Old Town Alexandria.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose, so please join us at this year's Gala, benefiting The Fund for Alexandria's Child. This annual fundraiser supports the work of The Fund in providing life enriching opportunities for children in foster care and those at risk of abuse and neglect.
Guests will come from here, there and everywhere to enjoy a memorable evening with exciting live/silent auction items, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music and dancing. It will be a night to remember as we recognize our foster parents of the year and come together to imagine an oh so bright future for our youth. Oh, the places they’ll go with your support!
Last year’s gala, “A Superhero Soiree,” was a record-breaking event, raising more than $69,000! The goal is to exceed last year's total.
Holiday Sharing Program: Thank You for Your Support!
From our hearts to yours – thank you for another year of caring! Year after year, our Holiday Sharing Program is successful solely because of the goodwill and generosity of our community.
We would like to thank our strong community for the greatest support this holiday season! Thanks to the help of countless volunteers and amazing donors, we were able to provide holiday wishes for more than 793 families, 87 foster children and 217 seniors/disabled adults in need. We could not have done it without you!
Our soiree was a soaring success! Superheroes came to the rescue on Friday, June 9, 2017, at our Superhero Soiree at the Sheraton Suites Old Town. Making the 2017 benefit the most triumphant to date. Because of you, our volunteers and our sponsors, we raised a record-breaking $69,000! We are truly inspired by leaps and bounds!
Our event was filled with fun and festivities. Keeping in line with this year’s theme, we celebrated our heroes — the kids in our program, and our generous supporters.
Alexandria Foster Parents of the Year Connie and Cliff Mauck were recognized by Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg. Many of our guests embraced the superhero theme, as everyone from Clark Kent to Wonder Woman were represented! There was music, an open bar, delicious hor’d'oeuvres, dancing, a photo booth, raffles, and amazing live and silent auction items.
Thank you so much to our sponsors:
Kids Helping Kids - Lemonaide Day; The Goodhart Group; Hudson Studio; Catherine Joyce of Morgan Stanley; Yates Service Inc.; Landmark Honda; Bombay Curry Company; R & B Heating and Air Conditioning; Transitions; BB&T Bank; Ourisman Automotive of Virginia; Stone Aesthetic Dentistry; The Alexandria Euchre Club; Alexandria Primary Care Associates; Pam Cornelio of Sotheby’s; Monument Title Company; Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota; Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus; Forum One; Laurie Blackburn; Suzanne Kratzok and Rick Howard; Gary and Noelle McGlynn; and Suellen and Joe Savukas.
The success and well-being of Alexandria’s children is our utmost priority and, through your contributions, we will be able to continue provide them with life-changing experiences. The programs and activities that we furnish to our community’s most at risk children has the potential to spring board their futures into amazing directions. Once again, on behalf of The Fund for Alexandria’s Child, we would like to offer our appreciation and hope to see you again next year.
Who We Are
The Fund for Alexandria's Child is made up of volunteers, people like you, from all walks of life who want to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable children in our community. Through family service specialists at the Department of Community & Human Services, we are able to identify children in need and enrich the lives of children in our community who are most at risk. We plan fundraising events, help with the collection and distribution of gifts and other items for the children, and offer our expertise to fulfill our charge: helping Alexandria's foster children and those at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect.
Because of the generosity of our Alexandria neighbors, we can proudly say that we are a community "taking care of our own."
Council Co-Chairs, Amy Jackson and Christina Horst
How You Can Help
Year-Round Giving Opportunities
The Advisory Council depends heavily on the generosity of local businesses, faith groups and individuals who donate money, goods and services in support of our fundraising events or year-round as needs arise. Donations are tax-deductible. Please consider volunteering, becoming an event sponsor or making a financial contribution.
Consider an Honorary or Memorial Donation
The Fund would be honored to receive a contribution in honor or in memory of a loved one who cared about the well-being of our most vulnerable children. Donate by sending a check to the Fund for Alexandria's Child, 2525 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22302. The donor and the person/family being honored when contributions are received.
Consider a Donation of Stocks
Donors may also choose to contribute Stock in lieu of a cash donation. The benefit to the donor is the savings of capital gains tax and also the receipt of a full charitable deduction for the value of the stock at the time of the gift. Please call 703.746.5663 for further information.
Where Does Your Donation Go?
FY 2015 Expenditures for Children & Families
You can be assured that 100 percent of your contribution will go directly to foster and at-risk children. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with Federal law.