Women's Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund Inc.

Sowing the seeds for success!

aka Women's Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund Inc.   |   Great Falls, VA   |
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Women's Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund Inc.

EIN: 52-1300501


Through fundraising and the provision of scholarship support, the Women’s Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund continues to pave educational pathways for students in Northern Virginia.

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Lindsay Harper

Main address

P.O. Box 611

Great Falls, VA 22066 USA

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Subject area info

Secondary education

Vocational education

Higher education

Graduate and professional education

Continuing education

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Population served info


Young adults

Older adults

Young women

Ethnic and racial groups

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NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Direct Scholarship Program

Founded in 1982, the Women’s Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund provides $2,500 scholarships to deserving students from Northern Virginia who attend George Mason University (GMU) or Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Advance, a partnership between NVCC and GMU that gives community college students targeted, personalized support to complete a bachelor’s degree on time and save money. This support increases the odds that the student can graduate with a meaningful degree. In 2022, we awarded eleven $2,500 scholarships.

Scholarship applications are reviewed by The Scholarship Fund Executive Board annually and awarded based on specific criteria including financial need, academic performance, and current enrollment at GMU or NVCC. The Scholarship Fund raises funds by soliciting private/corporate donations and hosting two annual signature fundraising events - an evening spring gala and a fall afternoon tea. 85% of all dollars raised go directly to student scholarships.

Population(s) Served
Older adults

Great Falls Women's Club Scholarship Fund provides for students at George Mason University who have completed the Early Identification Program (EIP). EIP serves as George Mason University’s college preparatory program and since being created 1987 has serviced 2000+ students throughout Northern Virginia.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Young adults
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth

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How we listen

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Women's Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund Inc.
Fiscal year: Jun 01 - May 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

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Women's Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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

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Lindsay Harper

Lindsay joined The Women's Club in 2021 having recently moved back to the area with her family and looking for ways to get to know her new community. She enjoys being a member of the Scholarship Fund and its incredible purpose, helping to make a difference in the lives of local college-level students. She grew up in Northern Virginia, where she attended and graduated from James Madison University. Lindsay's career has given her the opportunity to work in PR and events for some well known brands including; NASA, Whole Foods Market, national laboratories, government contracting companies, economic development groups, and education-based non profits. Intrigued by the many avenues of participation within The Women’s Club, the Scholarship Fund is the perfect combination of her happy place - working with people and education, helping and caring. It is a privilege to be a part of the scholarship recipients academic journeys.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Women's Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/21/2023
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Board chair

Lindsay Harper

Lindsay Harper


Missy Perkins

Director of Scholarships

Dynne Sung


Jackie Harding

Director of Fundraising

Jenny Stephens

Director of Grants

Suzanne Charleston

Vice President

Sumaira Malik

Director of Events

Lauryn Nashi


Connie Colabatistto

Director of Publicity

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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