2020 Scholarship Weekend: June 11 – 13, 2020

Thursday, June 11 – Happy Hour/Brotherhood Smoke
 This year we will be celebrating Happy Hour and supporting our March of Dimes fundraising effort. Location TBD

Saturday, June 13 – Black and Gold Ball
The Brothers of the Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. (IDSEF) cordially invite you to the 2020 Black and Gold Ball – Masquerade Experience.  This black tie event, masks are encouraged, not required, will be held at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner hotel, 7920 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22102 on Saturday, June 13, 2020 The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. The IDSEF scholarships will be presented at the Ball. This will be an affair that you do not want to miss. Please join us as we continue our proud tradition of celebrating the excellence and achievements of outstanding college-bound students!


  • Individual Tickets $125 per person
  • Tables of 10 $1250 each – Tables are limited. Click here to view the latest details on available tables. (Table map will be available shortly)
  • Online Option – You may purchase Tickets for this event online via our website at:  http://bit.ly/XALBall20.  If you have any questions, please contact our Tables & Reservation Chairmen Bro. Ricky Allen and Bro. Jermaine Williams via e-mail HERE.
  • Offline Option You may also purchase Tickets for this event by making a Check or Money Order payable to: Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. In the notes section of your payment, please reference “IDSEF BG Ball 2020 Tickets.”  Please contact our Tables & Reservation Chairmen Bro. Ricky Allen and Bro. Jermaine Williams directly to coordinate receipt of your payment via e-mail HERE.
  • Hotel Reservations https://book.passkey.com/go/BlackGoldScholarship
  • Sponsorship Opportunities There are several sponsorship opportunities for you or your company. Click here Questions? Contact Bro. Larry Henderson
  • Souvenir Journal Consider purchasing an ad in our souvenir journal to promote your business, organization or to congratulate our scholarship recipients. Click here Questions? Contact Bro. Larry Henderson
  • Raffle Tickets  This year during the Ball we will have a 50/50 Raffle. Contact Bro. Michael Carey.
  • Past Black and Gold Ball Pictures   Click here for pictures from 2018. Click here for pictures from 2019.
  • Donations If you cannot attend this year’s Ball, consider making a donation by clicking the “Donate” button below.
  • Spread the Word Download a flyer for this year’s Ball here, and share this information with your friends and family.


If you are interested in donating to the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, click below.

  • 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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