Alexandria GLCA Scholarship Dedicated to Karen Gautney & Sue Misslbeck

Karen & Sue

At the Alexandria GLCA's September 4th Social, the 2007-2008 Board of Directors officially dedicated our annual scholarship award to Karen Gautney and Sue Misslbeck in a ceremony attended by approximately 70 members and guests.

During her two year tenure as Alexandria GLCA President, Karen and her first-year Board of Directors founded the scholarship fund which rewards a TC Williams High School senior with a $1,500 stipend to assist with college expenses. Over the past two years, Karen, her partner Sue, and AGLCA members, friends, and allies from around the country have worked to endow our scholarship fund to approximately $25,500. Our goal is to grow this fund so that we can place additional scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

The inscription on the dedication plaque reads as follows:

"The 2007-2008 Board of Directors and Membership of the Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association are proud to laud and salute Karen Gautney and Sue Misslbeck for their inspirational dedication and dauntless commitment to the AGLCA Scholarship Fund. Be it known and understood by all, that from this 4th day of September 2007, the annual scholarship award endowed by this fund will henceforth be recognized as the Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association Scholarship presented in Honor of Karen Gautney and Sue Misslbeck."

Special guests at this Social were Alexandria Mayor William Euille, Alexandria City Council Member Justin Wilson, SMYAL Executive Director Tasha Hill, and Director for The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, Susan Yowell.

The Alexandria GLCA also wishes to acknowledge the following generous sponsors for this event:


  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage: Richard Kalnins and Donnan C. Wintermute, Realtors
  • The Gay Life & Home Show: Bill Harrison and Andy Segrest, Owners & Producers
  • Kalorama Wealth Strategies: David Taube, Principal
  • Maid to Clean: Cindy Bermudez and Merced Bermudez, Owners
  • Solo Flooring: José López, Owner

For more information about the Alexandria GLCA Scholarship Fun or to donate online, click on the “Scholarship” tab above.