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Time’s Running Out: Purchase Tickets for Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Gala by April 14

Alexandria City High School Executive Principal Peter Balas (center) with students Zachary Hunter (left), recipient of the Peter Balas Scholarship, and Abel Argaw (right), recipient of the Suzanne Maxey Scholarship. (Zebra Press file photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA) 37th Annual Gala is Saturday, April 22. The last day to purchase a ticket or become a sponsor is tomorrow, April 14. (To purchase or sponsor, click HERE.) The event will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road.

“All of the proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, launching industrious Titans toward their post secondary education,” reads an email announcement.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with an open bar reception, where attendees can mingle with some of Alexandria’s local celebrities. Festivities continue in the hotel ballroom with a surf and turf dinner followed by music from a live band and dancing until midnight.

“Infinite Possibilities” is the theme of this year’s gala. Inspiration was derived from the ”James Webb Space Telescope’s visionary team and the [newfound] ability to look farther than before,” according to the email.

In addition to dinner, camaraderie and the inspirational program, there will be a silent auction and a drawing for a 2023 Rav4 LE, courtesy of Alexandria Toyota. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase for $100. As of this writing, only a few remain.

To date, the SFA has awarded over 5,000 scholarships totaling $17 million dollars.

Since its founding in 1986, the SFA, as stated on its website, works to guarantee that every Alexandria student “regardless of their socioeconomic background [has] the opportunity to attend college.”

To learn more about the SFA and the success stories that are a result of generous donations, visit

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