When Bill Butcher opened Port City Brewery in 2011, not only was he committed to producing a quality craft beer, he also made it a goal to use his time and resources to improve the lives of others in his hometown. On May 3, Butcher will be among those honored for his philanthropic contributions to the community at the 18th annual Alexandria Business Philanthropy Summit.
Sponsored by Volunteer Alexandria, the Summit will feature a keynote address by U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald and will recognize local businesses and individuals for their volunteerism and philanthropy.
“I am very grateful to Bill and all of our honorees,” said Marion Brunken, executive director of Volunteer Alexandria. “They are all outstanding volunteers who are committed to serving our community.”
The Summit will take place at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria from 7:30 to 9: 30 a.m.
“The Summit is being supported by many wonderful companies and businesses who have invested in us and in Alexandria,” Brunken said. “I’m very excited to hear from the Secretary McDonald, who will talk about service and we hope that we are able to make a few connections between the organizations and businesses in the room. I’m very much looking forward to a great breakfast event.”
The 2016 Philanthropy Summit award winners include:
- Ray Crowell – Outstanding Veteran of the Year
Ray Crowell, a U.S. Air Force veteran, who is committed to helping veterans build sustainable and scalable businesses, is the 2016 Outstanding Veteran of the Year. This award is given to a military veteran who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in volunteerism, philanthropy, patriotism and public awareness of veterans’ needs in Alexandria.
- Whole Foods Market, Old Town – Large Business Philanthropist of the Year
Whole Foods Market Old Town, committed to helping end hunger in Alexandria by engaging its customers and donating funds and goods, is the 2016 Large Business Philanthropist of the Year. This award is given to a business in recognition of extraordinary commitment to volunteerism and financial support to the Alexandria community.
- Bill Butcher, Port City Brewing – Small Business Philanthropist of the Year
Port City Brewing Company’s, Bill Butcher is the 2016 Small Business Philanthropist of the Year. Since its inception in 2011, the small company is engaged on all levels to support the Alexandria community. This award is given to an Alexandria business leader in recognition of extraordinary commitment to volunteerism and financial support to the Alexandria community.
- Tammy Mann, Campagna Center CEO – Nonprofit Leader of the Year
The Campagna Center’s Tammy Mann, who has served since 2011 as the President/CEO, is the 2016 Nonprofit Leader of the Year. Under Mann’s leadership, the Campagna Center was awarded the 21st Century Learning Center grant for middle school programming and the Family Child Care Partnership Grant, providing increased access to early care and education for children and families. This award is given to a nonprofit executive who has shown extraordinary leadership for his or her organization, and has made a broader impact on the Alexandria community and the region.
- Cheryl Malloy, ALIVE! – Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year
Cheryl Malloy, who has supported ALIVE! for many years by leading its board, raising much-needed funds and volunteering countless hours, is the 2016 Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year. This award is given to a nonprofit board leader for their extraordinary commitment to volunteerism, board service and support of nonprofit organizations in the Alexandria community.
Tickets to the Alexandria Business Philanthropy Summit are $35 and can be purchased online at www.volunteeralexandria.org.