Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund Inc

Economic Empowerment through Education

aka IDSEF   |   Lorton, VA   |  https://idsef.apaxal.com/

Mission

The Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. (IDSEF) was incorporated on June 9, 1994 and operates for educational, philanthropic and charitable purposes. The guiding light of IDSEF is to provide scholarships, educational out reaches and mentorship for undergraduate and graduate students in the greater Maryland, DC and Virginia area. Since inception IDSEF has awarded more than 200 scholarships totaling nearly $300,000. Additionally, IDSEF supports community programs such as: homeless shelters food banks and a Boy Scout Troop to name a few. Our goal is to inspire youth of our community to achieve academic heights and build leadership skills while promoting personal success and discipline through exposure to career and educational opportunities guided by mentors and role models.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Mr. Charles Johnson

Vice President

Mr Thearon Williams

Main address

7726 Gunston Plaza PO BOX 1518

Lorton, VA 22199 USA

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EIN

54-1726378

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund wants to make sure that the youth that desire to obtain higher education, that do not have the financial means to do so, will not have the dream deferred do to finances. We are striving to make college a reality to all the desire it.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship Gala

This is our signature event for the year culminating in the official presentation of the scholarship recipients for the year and we shed light on who these young people are and what their future endeavors are planned to be.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Social and economic status
Family relationships
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Age groups, Work status and occupations

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020 between our board of directors dues, corporates sponsor, and other donations from our events and the public at large.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Work status and occupations, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students educated through field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Covid-19 reduced the amount of in person events that we conducted.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund wants to make sure that the youth that desire to obtain higher education, that do not have the financial means to do so, will not have the dream deferred do to finances. We are striving to make college a reality to all the desire it.

Our organization is finding new ways to partner with corporate sponsors so that the dream of higher education can be had by all that desire it. We have started strategic alliances with companies that we work for and that have a desire to see the communities in which their companies reside have education and job prospects once they finish college.

Our Organization has a network of professionals that have been in the Military, Cooperate America and the Federal Government. We use this knowledge to build networks and relationships to with those whos goals align with our vision for education for all.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Charles Johnson


Board co-chair

Mr Theron Williams

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/27/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/06/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.