Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Looking Back on the April 10th Spring2ACTion 

The Harmonizer’s participation in the City of Alexandria’s Spring2ACTion was another success.  This one-day event is designed to help local non-profits raise donations through a well designed program.  Over $2 million was raised by the 162 participating nonprofit organizations such as the Harmonizers and our friends the Alexandria Singers.

Our campaign netted $18,958 dollars from fans, family, members and supporters with a major matching gift from chapter leaders and board members of about $9,000. We had 310 donors which ranked the Harmonizers as the 9th highest number of donors .  Our net total net ranked 32nd among all groups.  And we won the extra $500 as highest number of donors for the “power hour” from 3-4 pm on that day!!

Major thanks must go to executive director Randall Eliason who made it easy for chapter members and their supporters to donate during that day.  He also organized a fun evening at Virtue Feed & Grain in Old Town when many members and fans gathered to watch the finally tally for the day come across online.  We also sang for the guests at the restaurant and must acknowledge the percentage of restaurant contribute too.

We also welcomed a reporter from The Alexandria Gazette who was on hand at the party in Old Town and filmed some impromptu quartet singing.

Until next time – editorjack! 

(This message is prepared for your review if you were there, for your information if you had to miss, and as a historical record of the great things going on each week during the 70th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd