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Being awarded the Estelle Gammon Scholarship was one of the great honors of my high school career. As a child of a single parent, receiving financial aid to help my higher education goals meant the world to me. I felt that my efforts had been recognized, and the sense of achievement helped spur me on to work even harder in college. I’m taking advantage of every opportunity and striving for success."


Jaylen Washington, 2020 Recipient

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Advance a Legacy of
Academic Achievement and
Community Service
Support the Legacy Campaign

Support Education & Community Programs

There are many ways to invest in our community by supporting the work of ECF, including participating in your employer's matching gift program. 

Donate to our General Scholarship Fund

Your gift supports the academic pursuits of undergraduates, professional public educators and medical school students.

Honor or Memorialize a Loved One

Perpetuate your personal values, inspire those that follow, and create a lasting legacy with a gift to future generations by naming a scholarship in honor or in memory of a loved one.

Make a Planned Gift


While drafting your estate plans, you can create a lasting legacy with a gift to future generations of Northern Virginia families.  By naming the Educational and Charitable Foundation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement account, establishing a charitable annuity, or making a bequest in your will, you’ll be inducted into the Ivy Society.


Participate in Workplace Giving & Matching Gift Programs


Many employers offer matching gift programs or/and employee giving programs.  Workplace payroll deductions and donations are an easy, convenient and safe way to support ECF scholarship recipients.  Participating in such a program can double the impact of your investment. Contact your employer’s human resource department for information on workplace and payroll deductions for charitable organizations.



AmazonSmile:  Shopping for Scholarships


When you shop through AmazonSmile, a portion of your purchases will benefit the Educational and Charitable Foundation at NO cost to you with select merchants.  It's a convenient and easy way to support our scholarship program. Here's the ECF AmazonSmile page. You can also download the Amazon App to access AmazonSmile. 



To establish a scholarship with ECF, please email

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