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program initiatives

The IFNV members works with organizations across Northern Virginia to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the local community.

Annual Senior  Holiday Luncheon

For more than forty years the IFNV has partnered with the Zeta Chi Omega chapter ( to sponsor a festive holiday affair for senior citizens in Arlington and Alexandria. This event includes lunch, singing, dancing, games, and crafts. Additionally, all attendees receive a gift.

Cotillion Leadership Program

For more than 60 years, the IFNV and Zeta Chi Omega chapter ( have sponsored a Cotillion Leadership Program for young women. The Cotillion program includes more than five months of cultural and educational activities designed to enrich the lives of the Debutantes, and their Escorts. Program activities include cultural events, workshops and seminars on budgeting, etiquette, interviewing skills, career choices, college life, and health/fitness awareness. Proceeds from the event fund educational stipends for the Debutantes.

community service

The IFNV provides donations to a number of organizations in the Arlington and Alexandria communities. Please refer to our Community Partners page for more information.


“Step-Out” Program

This is an ongoing program, during the academic year for second through fifth grade girls. It is done in cooperation with the Charles Houston Recreation Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Members provide mentoring sessions focused on building self-esteem, increasing knowledge on career choices and the necessary education required to pursue those choices, financial literacy, and increased awareness of the history of women, particularly local African-American women in the northern Virginia area.

Tutoring Program

In partnership with St. John’s Baptist Church of Arlington, Virginia, members tutor students from the surrounding community in various subjects from October through June.


Post Office Box 4090

Arlington, VA 22204

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