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Alexandria’s Largest Black-Tie Event of the Year: The 37th Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Gala!

Left to Right: SFA Gala Committee: Ana Bialek, Albie Dickson, Sarah Conrad, Kellie Souza, Sarah Zapolsky, Jasmine Milone, Dorene Pickup, Debi Schilling, Maria Montiel Matthews, Cassandra Johnson, Melissa Logan, Brooksie Koopman, Angela Gannon, Michelle Gleeson, Laura Sacher, Ressa Jones, Rosie Wiedemer, Stacie Andersen, Sara McGraw. (Not pictured: Amy Bertles, Kate Catalina, Molly Fitzgerald, Kate Hennigan, Kristi Komai, Tricia Maher-Miller, Sara Mathews, Donna McKelvey, Beth Mensinger, and Jadzia Pierce)
(Photo: SFA)

Alexandria, VA – At the sold-out marquee event of the spring, 500 of Alexandria’s philanthropists, community leaders, and educators were all in one Hilton ballroom on April 22, 2023, for the 37th year in a row to benefit the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, which helps make college dreams come true for Alexandria’s neediest and most deserving students.

Steve Milone with former Mayor Allison Silberberg. (Photo: Lucelle O’Flaherty)
Vice Mayor Amy Jackson and John Porter. (Phoo: Amy Jackson)
Kitty Porterfield, founder of the SFA, was honored at the 37th Annual Gala pictured with Sandra Dixon, cousin from Atlanta, son Mike Porterfield and Kitty’s granddaughter, Kirby Porterfield. (Photo: Lucelle O’Flaherty)
Michelle Milbin, Heather Peeler and Alex Crawford-Batt. (Photo: Michelle Milbin Facebook)
Former Congressman Jim Moran with Dr. Pamela Gilchrist, Director of STEM for VA Tech Innovation Campus. (Photo: Lucelle O’Flaherty)
Kelly Carmichael Booz and James Lewis. (Photo: Kelly Carmichael Booz Facebook)
Dr. Tanisha Carino with Kevin Jahns, Chair of SFA Board of Trustees. (Photo: Lucelle O’Flaherty)
Adorning every table was a beautiful floral arrangement sponsored by Ting Internet. All arrangements designed by Amy Bertles, Lily & Lilacs. (Photo: SFA)
President of Virginia Tech, Dr. Tim Sands with his wife, Dr. Laura Sands. (Photo: Lucelle O’Flaherty)

(Photo: Jennifer Ferrara)

All proceeds from the Spring Gala support scholarships for Alexandria Public School graduates who demonstrate financial need, as well as the ability, commitment, and dedication to continue their education beyond high school. There is great demand for college scholarships at today’s Alexandria City High School, where two out of three families live near the poverty level and can struggle to make ends meet, let alone afford college.

Guests have a great night while supporting a great cause. Scholarships Change Lives. Forever.

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