Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc.



The Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. (IDSEF) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) foundation that regularly partners with the Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. It was formed to serve as an educational charitable giving organization providing scholarships to Washington DC metro area college bound students, which are always awarded at Xi Alpha Lambda’s annual Black and Gold Ball. The IDSEF sponsors several activities throughout the year to raise money for the scholarships, including an annual golf tournament.

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  • Origins of Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter

    In the late summer of 1980, the idea of establishing an Alpha Phi Alpha chapter that would be directed towards serving the communities of Prince William and Southern Fairfax Counties took momentum. It was on May 31, 1981, that 34 brothers chartered Xi Alpha Lambda (XAL) in Prince William County, VA as Key Number #590. The men of XAL Chapter consists mostly of active and retired military officers, government civilians and businessmen. We are leaders in the community who are constantly striving to project the positive image of Alpha men as Servants of All.
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