Taste for Giving 2017

October 20, 2017


US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria

It’s that time of year -we’re gearing up for this year’s annual Taste For Giving with a goal of raising over $60,000 to benefit Alexandria community charities and non-profit organizations.

The Taste For Giving is a festive evening to which the public is invited, featuring the best of Alexandria’s restaurants, wine tasting form local vineyards, live music, raffles and silent auction items donated by local citizens and businesses. This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Taste For Giving (and the 90th anniversary of the Alexandria Rotary). This iconic event will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the US Patent and Trademark Office Building in Alexandria. The “Taste For Giving” is a highlight of each rotary year, and is a wonderful way for the community to support so many outstanding service organizations which help the underserved and disadvantage citizens of our community. This evening exemplifies the Rotary mission of “Service Above Self.”


If you’ve never experienced Taste for Giving, you’re in for a treat. We’ll have 15-18 of Alexandria’s restaurants offering tastes from their menus, beer and wine, music, fun, and both live and silent auctions featuring great vacations, unusual items, and awesome collectibles.


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Local Alexandria restaurants donate all the food & staff for the evening and the array is astounding! Guests are free to float from table to table and nobody’s counting how many helpings you have. The money raised through tickets sales and the auctions will go to charities right here in Alexandria. This year we have confirmed:

Ben and Jerry’s, Bluprint Chocolatiers, Chart House, Dishes of India, Firehook, Laporta’s, Nando’s Peri Peri, Riverbend Bistro, Sweet Fire Donna’s, Tempo, Trademark, Union Street, Vola’s

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The Alexandria Rotary Club’s Annual Taste for Giving supports 40+ local charitable organizations through funds raised at the event. Please help support these Alexandria charities by attending the Taste for Giving.

Alexandria Police Foundation
Community Lodgings
SCAN of Northern Virginia
Alexandria Seaport Foundation
Concerned Citizens of Alexandria Senior Services of Alexandria
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Dream Dog Foundation
Space of Her Own, Inc. (SOHO)
Alexandria Tutoring Consortium
Emmanuel Episcopal Preschool
The Reading Connection
ALIVE! (Alexandrians Involved Ecumenically)
First Night Alexandria
Together We Bake
Best Buddies


Friends of Alexandria Mental Health Valley Drive Cooperative Preschool
Beverly Hills Church Preschool


Grace Episcopal School


Upcycle Creative Reuse Center
Bridges to Independence
Liberty’s Promise


Volunteer Alexandria
The Butterfly House, Virginia Theological Seminary


The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia


Washington Street United Methodist Church Preschool
Campagna Center Alexandria Neighborhood Health Clinic


Urban Alliance
Carpenter’s Shelter Rebuilding Together Alexandria


Westminster Weekday Preschool


Casa Chirlagua


Resurrection Children’s Center


Wright to Read
Child & Family Network Centers
St. Clement Episcopal School

All of this for the early bird price of $55 through September 15th. September 16th through September 30th tickets will be $65. October 1st tthrough October 20th tickets will be $75.


Don’t miss out!


Can’t make it to the event? No problem. Use the “Donate” button below to make a tax deductible donation of any amount to the Rotary Club of Alexandria.