VIP "Red Lady" Kelly Grant: Business Philanthropist of the Year Award

Do you remember THIS inspiring VIP?


Photo by Jonathan Thorpe

Kelly Grant was selected as one of our "Most Inspiring Women of Alexandria" back in February. More importantly, she was recently named Business Philanthropist of the Year by Volunteer Alexandria!


(We don't mean to brag or anything but... Here at VIP... we sure know how to pick em'! Right?)

But enough about us. Let's talk about Kelly! Actually... we'll let her do the talking...


"As a partner at ALX Community Coworking, it is important to me that we offer far more than flexible office space. We intentionally chose to include community as part of our name; giving back and striving to make Alexandria a better place will always be at the heart of our mission. I am incredibly honored to be named Business Philanthropist of the Year. The team at ALX Community, our members and the incredible people of Alexandria made this recognition a reality. #thenewoldtown" - Kelly Grant

Congratulations, Kel! We are SO proud of you! Big things are coming this way and we are so excited to be supporting you through it all!


Cheers!


Photo by Jonathan Thorpe

Get to know Kelly Grant:


Kelly is the co-founder of the drive-in movies, which allowed families to enjoy movies and agencies to receive unrestricted money. The drive-in was a labor of love for which 12k people attended, raised over $100,000. ALX donated over $30,000 along with $50,000 in labor.



Courtesy of Kelly Grant (Facebook)

alxCommunity has dedicated itself to supporting several different agencies by donating hundreds of gifts during the holidays, making 18.5k sandwiches for the homeless and kids in need, and has been the home of Spring2ACTion, as well as has been 1 of the top 5 fundraisers. Kelly also created the RBG candlelight walk, gave 20k+ of free event space to nonprofits as well as free memberships, and offers military and veterans special discounted rates for their special events and memberships.

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