Scholarship Fund Receives Largest Donation in its 30 Yr. History. Henry Knox Field Lodge #349 Commits $600,000 to Scholarships.

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Interim ACPS Superintendent Dr. Lois Berlin joins                                         Scholarship Fund Board Chair Kathy Conrad &
Henry Knox Field Lodge Officials join former                                                   Executive Director Beth Lovain excitedly receive
scholarship recipients during the event.                                                              $600,000 Check from Lodge #349.

Largest Donation in History to Scholarship Fund of Alexandria to help 40 Local Students Attend College

Henry Knox Field Lodge Gifts $600,000 to Fund Scholarships

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA) has received the largest gift in its 30-year history from Alexandria-based Henry Knox Field Lodge No. 349, a local Masonic Lodge. Henry Knox Field Lodge has generously donated $600,000 to support college scholarships for local Alexandria students in need. The gift is expected to help send 40 local children to college over the next two decades. Each year, this gift will support two $15,000 scholarships for two students from T.C. Williams High School.

Henry Knox Field Lodge awarded the gift during a dinner, attended by Interim Superintendent Dr. Lois F. Berlin, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg, members of the Alexandria City School Board and City Council, at the Scottish Rite Temple in Alexandria.

“Today we are offering our financial support to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria to invest in our local community and in Alexandria’s future. Our gift is intended to help local Alexandria kids who have the grades, grit and determination, but not the financial means, to attend college. The Scholarship Fund has a proven track record over the past 30 years of helping to change the lives of Alexandria’s neediest students for the better. We are proud to be able to help local students achieve their college goals,” said Brian King, Worshipful Master.

Scholarship Fund Board Chair Kathy Conrad expressed her gratitude for the Lodge’s generosity.

“The college scholarships funded by Henry Knox Field Lodge tonight will literally change the lives of local students, forever. The Scholarship Fund is extraordinarily grateful for this gift. We have been working with the local community to help send students in need to college since 1986. With Alexandria’s socioeconomically diverse population continuing to swell at T.C. Williams, the need for college scholarships has simply never been greater. This gift comes just in time to help us try to meet that need,” Conrad said.

Henry Knox Field Lodge has been sponsoring an SFA scholarship since 1992, the Henry Knox Field Scholarship. Emily Shuey, a 2003 graduate of T.C. Williams and a recipient of the Henry Knox Field Scholarship attended and spoke at the dinner.

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing scholarships and college advising to Alexandria City Public School Students. Since 1986, SFA has awarded $13.5 million in scholarships, making college possible for more than 4,500 students. College scholarships change lives, forever.

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Henry Knox Field Lodge #349 was chartered in 1925 in the Town of Potomac – which is now the neighborhood of Del Ray in Alexandria.  The lodge was named for Henry Knox Field, who was a prominent local businessman and served as Grand Master of Masons in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1917.  In 1987, the lodge relocated to the Alexandria Scottish Rite building on West Braddock Road.  The lodge is proud of its 25-year relationship with the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria and hopes this seed will continue our partnership for years to come.  The lodge meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm.


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                                                                    Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Board Members Pose with the
                                                                     $600,000 Check from Lodge #349 to support scholarships


ACPS School Board Chair Ramee Gentry,  Board Member                             Henry Knox Field Lodge Trustees join ACPS School
Hal Cardwell and Vice-Mayor Justin Wilson joined the                                   Board Chair Ramee Gentry and SFA Board Chair Kathy
Scholarship Fund at the Event.                                                                                  Conrad at the ceremony.