Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Giving Back Gala Event Garners Over $6,500 for Local Charities
More than 250 people attended the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chairman’s Gala at the Westin Hotel on February 11, 2012 to raise funds for local charities and to induct Saul Ewing Partner Andrew F. Palmieri as the Chamber’s new Chairman.
Five local charities benefitted from this year’s theme, “Giving Back.” Those charities included the Campagna Center, Carpenter’s Shelter, Rebuilding Together Alexandria, United Way of the National Capital Area and the Alexandria Animal Welfare League. Web-based voting enabled contributors to place votes for their favorite charity with each vote equating to a $10 donation.
“The Alexandria Chamber is best known for its effective advocacy and business networking,” Palmieri said. “These important member benefits are driven by our collective goal to make Alexandria the best possible community in which business owners, their employees and customers, and their respective families, can live, work and thrive in their lives. This includes working with our local charities to elevate the conditions and opportunities for those of us who need a hand.”