The Federal City Alumnae Chapter celebrates 50 years of Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service in the Washington D.C. area.


Submitted by Antoinette Harper

The Federal City Alumnae Chapter (The FCAC) hosted a Virtual Gala in honor of the chapter’s 50th Anniversary. The Gala was a culmination of a yearlong celebration with a focus each month on a different programmatic activity.  Originally, a formal black-tie gala was planned.  However, COVID-19 brought all plans to a screeching halt.

The virtual celebration was live-streamed on Facebook, where 2.7K viewed the program. What an amazing success for the chapter’s outreach and promotion of its community service. The chapter used this opportunity to recognize individuals for their outstanding service and leadership in the Washington, DC community.  During the Celebration, the FCAC honored: JC Hayward, former WUSA 9 News Anchor; the Honorable Vincent Gray, DC Councilmember and Former DC Mayor; Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director for DC Department of Health; Adjoa Botwe Asamoah, national and political consultant; C. Brian Williamson, Founder and Executive Director for Step Afrika; and, Virginia Ali, owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, for their outstanding service and leadership in the Washington DC community. The FCAC also made financial donations in the name of each award recipient to a public service organization of their choice.

While the event was free, the chapter in partnership with the Federal City Public Service Foundation, promoted a “click-to-donate” campaign throughout the program with all proceeds going to the FCAC Scholarship fund.  The goal was to raise $25,000 by the end of the year. As of Dec. 10, the chapter had exceeded its goal by $1,600 … another success for its 50th anniversary.

Chartered on Dec. 6, 1969, by 26 visionary women, the FCAC has continued to help meet the growing needs of the people in Washington, DC and improve the quality of their lives. Over the past 50 years, the chapter has continued its commitment to progressive public service programs and activities that have enriched the lives of thousands of residents of the District of Columbia.  They also have awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships to DC students, advocated on behalf of what is right for those they serve, and stood in the gap for those in need.  The chapter has been recognized for its outstanding community service on more than 50 occasions with awards, resolutions honoring chapter achievements, and certificates of appreciation. 

From its inception as a small acorn of 26 women, the chapter has grown into a mighty oak of more than 750, affirming that The Federal City Alumnae Chapter remains a groundbreaker in many ways, and the years to come promise to be as exciting and productive as the first 50 years.


Submitted by Antoinette Harper The Federal City Alumnae Chapter (The FCAC) hosted a Virtual Gala in honor of the chapter’s 50th Anniversary. The Gala was a culmination of a yearlong celebration with a focus each month on a different programmatic activity.  Originally, a formal black-tie gala was planned.  However, COVID-19 brought all plans to a …

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