The funds raised will directly affect the Metro-Atlanta area and the work of the Education Foundations and organizations listed below. Please feel free to peruse the sites of each of these wonderful organizations, see the critical work that they do, and the efforts your donations will support right here in your own back yard. Plus, since these are all 501c3 Education Foundations, your contributions will be tax-deductible.
The Pi Gamma Lambda Education Foundation
Morrow/Clayton County (http://www.pgl1906.org/)
Pi Gamma Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on January 6, 1989 at Fort McPherson Installation. Just one of many programs executed under the auspices of the organization is the fraternity’s “Go To High School, Go To College” initiative. The program concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. Statistics prove that school completion is the single best predictor of future economic success. Young men that participate gain tools, information, and learn strategies that facilitate that success.
Randal D. Ponder Memorial Scholarship
Stockbridge/Henry County (http://rhosigmalambdaalphas.org)
In an effort to provide financial support to deserving high school seniors, the Rho Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. established the Randal D. Ponder Memorial Scholarship. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for communities. This scholarship is named in honor of one of the Chapter’s Founders who was a trailblazer in the area of education in the Henry County area.
The RKL Education Foundation
Duluth/Gwinnett County (http://www.rklef.org)
The RKL Education Foundation, Inc.(RKLEF) is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization based in Gwinnett County, GA. RKLEF was established in May 14, 2002 by nine men interested in consolidating their efforts in mentoring youth while uplifting humanity through charitable, educational, and social activities. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Rho Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. seated in Duluth, Georgia.
The Lead Foundation
Loganville-Conyers/Walton County (http://www.theleadfoundation.org)
The LEAD Foundation, Inc. a non-profit entity, is committed to making long-term changes to sustain the viability of local communities. The organization is focused on “developing tomorrow’s leaders today” through leadership development opportunities that extend classroom learning. In short, programs and services are offered to middle and high school students to prepare them for leadership in their education, careers, and community.
Alpha Atlanta Education Foundation, Inc.
Atlanta/Fulton County (http://etalambda.org)
Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Lambda Chapter, believe whole-heartedly in providing scholarships for youth. The annual educational foundation fundraising campaign (driven through JustGive.org) seeks to raise $25,000 to build a sustainable endowment in order to provide an ongoing legacy of giving to Atlanta youth to expand their educational opportunities. Each year, the chapter awards numerous scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
The Henry Arthur Callis Education Foundation
Marietta/Cobb County (http://www.omicronmulambda.org)
In its relatively short history, the Omicron Mu Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has worked as a prominent and guiding force throughout Cobb County. Through its involvement with local organizations such as the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, the Cobb Community Collaborative, 100 Black Men of America – Cobb County Chapter, the March of Dimes, Communities and Schools, Hands on Atlanta, Boy Scouts of America, and the NAACP, the Brothers of Omicron Mu Lambda have consistently followed the Fraternity’s motto of being “…servants of all
The Charles H. Wesley Education Foundation
Decatur/Dekalb County (http://dekalbalphas.org)
The mission of the Charles H. Wesley Education Foundation is to fund the education programs of the DeKalb Alphas and to provide scholarships for college bound youth that are mentored by the men of the chapter. These programs currently serve young men from the fourth grade through high school. Soon, a component of the education programs will extend even to post-secondary school students. These programs operate as a feature of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s National Program Go to High School, Go To College initiative.
The Omicron Phi Lambda Education Foundation
East Point/South Fulton County (http://oplef.org)
The Omicron Phi Lambda Education Foundation, Inc. is the non-profit charitable arm of the Omicron Phi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. which focuses on scholarship, programs, and training and development of the youth. The Educational Foundation encompasses the implementation of the Go-to-High School Go-to-College initiative, Project Alpha, voter Education / Registration efforts, The Hobart Jarrett Debate Competition, Leadership Development Institutes, and the professional and personal development thrust of the Fraternity – Alpha University.