The Historic Alexandria Foundation

HAF Events

HAF signature events: our Spring Garden Party and our Toasting Our Town wine tasting celebration are our key fundraisers proving that you have have fun while doing good!
Sponsorship Opportunities

All contributions, in any amount, are greatly appreciated. In addition to ticket sales, event sponsorships are an important source of HAF revenue. Sponsors are listed on the HAF website and recognized in the Toasting Our Town catalog.


Spring Garden Party and Membership Meeting

A lovely garden in one of Alexandria’s many diverse neighborhoods is the perfect setting for HAF members and friends to gather for drinks and midday repast, while catching up with old and new neighbors and friends, and learning about the Foundation’s latest initiatives. The year’s grant awards from the Historic Alexandria Foundation Preservation Fund are announced with recipients invited to describe their projects for the membership. Oval bronze Plaques are delivered to the owners of historic properties which have been judged to meet criterion of integrity and authenticity of their historic building. Preservation awards for the year are bestowed.


Toasting Our Town

Toasting Our Town is our annual fall party to benefit the Historic Alexandria Preservation Fund. Usually held at The Athenaeum, one of Old Town’s iconic Greek Temple-form buildings, it is a lively and memorable evening featuring libations, mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and the buzz of conversation among old and new friends.


Toasting Our Town Details



Carlyle HouseWhen you attend the HAF Spring Garden Party you benefit the organization - yet you also get to enjoy wonderful food, drink, and people and see some of Alexandria's most beautiful gardens.

Carlyle House You don't have to wear Seersucker to the HAF Spring garden party but a number of members do.