The Northern Virginia Alliance League (NVAL) is a group of forty-two women dedicated to aiding local nonprofits with financial support through our fundraising activities.

Established in 1957, NVAL has raised and distributed over $900,000 to more than two dozen local nonprofit organizations serving the areas of health, affordable housing, food assistance, human services, education, employment and the arts.

Northern Virginia Alliance League (NVAL) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our primary fundraiser is our annual Holiday Luncheon and fashion show in early December, followed by our secondary "Phantom Party" fundraiser in the spring.

Our History

The group was originally formed in 1957, with twenty-eight members, as a circle of the Florence Crittenton Home and Hospital on Reservoir Road in the District of Columbia. At that time all energies were directed toward support of the Florence Crittenton program for care of unwed mothers and their babies. When the home was closed and sold in 1982, the circle members decided to reorganize and direct their future interests and activities to assist Northern Virginia charities and selected the name of Northern Virginia Assistance League.

In October 1998, NVAL received the Arlington Community Hero Award for the time and dedication given to community services by the organization. In 1999, the name was changed to Northern Virginia Alliance League due to copyright conflict. Since then, NVAL has served the Northern Virginia Community by raising funds through annual fundraisers and distributing over $900,000 to more than two dozen local nonprofits serving the community.

Our Members

  • Kelly Baker
  • Daisy Berexa
  • Sharon Bomgardner
  • Rebecca Burton
  • Liz Connors
  • Betsy Cooke
  • Jane Coonce
  • Melanie Cummings
  • Heidi Daniel
  • Claire De Groot
  • Jennifer DeGross
  • Anne Doll
  • Mary Beth Doughty
  • Carol Elliott
  • Fernanda Fisher
  • Leslie Gerardo
  • Suzanne Griesmer
  • Marylynn Haase
  • Kim Heckler
  • Susan Hutsell
  • Bettie Joy
  • Lari Kundinger
  • Audrey Lesesne
  • Mary-Anne Liles
  • Helen Lydon
  • Ellie Mack
  • Mary Ellen Matheson
  • Cindy Matlack
  • Laura McGinnis
  • Rebecca Metro
  • Jane Morrison
  • Janet Mountz
  • Rachel Murdock
  • Melissa O'Gorman
  • Tina Papamichael
  • Susan Pascocello
  • Faye Phillips
  • Krista Reynolds
  • Neide Reynolds
  • Hee Sun Rotondo
  • Kathleen Seidel
  • Margy Shultz
  • Cyndi Simmons
  • Judy Smathers
  • Anne Strabo
  • Shawn Taylor
  • Catherine Terry
  • Linda Vandenberg
  • Andrea Wilkes
  • Ginger Williams
  • Lauri Willner
  • Barb Young

Our Board

Mary-Anne Liles
Vice President
Tina Papamichael
Ellie Mack
Melissa O'Gorman

Committee Chairs


Laura McGinnis

Beneficiary Chair

Jane Coonce
Fundraising Events

Holiday Luncheon
Janet Mountz

Phantom Party

Jennifer DeGross

Catherine Terry

Krista Reynolds
Add your name to our mailing list to receive an invitation to our Holiday Luncheon and Phantom Party fundraising events!

For more information about NVAL, please email us or mail us at PO Box 5165, Arlington, VA 22205.