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Join the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. in association with Bowie-Mitchellville (MD), College Park-Sandy Spring (MD), Fort Washington (MD), and Washington (DC) Alumni Chapters for a chic All Black Affair Evening Friday June 22nd from 8:30 PM to 2 AM at the MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino Grand Ballroom, 101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill MD 20745. This year, we are rolling out the red carpet promptly at 8:30 PM and our doors open shortly thereafter!
Grown and sexy black attire is preferred. Entertainment provided by the band, Spur of Moment with special guest Maysa! Sounds are provided by DJ Cyd! The All Black Affair is hosted by radio personality and the sophisticated, Taylor Thomas!
Heavy hors d'oeuvres are served with a cash bar! A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Kappa Guide Right & Kappa League programs, and The Prince Georges County Family Justice Center (domestic violence prevention).
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It is our Founders' Day Bash! Join the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. for a historic collaboration to benefit community action programs supported by each organization. The Grown & Sexy Winter Takeover event is happening at the MGM National Harbor Casino Hotel & Theater! One ticket gets you into two themed venues! We planned something for everyone!
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International portfolio, MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino is a 23-acre Destination Resort overlooking the eastern shore of the Potomac River. The MGM National Harbor boasts a 24-story, 308-room hotel, 125,000 square feet of gaming, 18,000 square feet of high-end retail, 12 restaurants from renowned local and national chefs, and a 3,000-seat theater. The MGM National Harbor is on par with the other MGM iconic hotels, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, ARIA and The Mirage.
The MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino is located at the picturesque National Harbor. The National Harbor is a destination unlike any other in the Washington, D.C. region that is designed to take full advantage of the most historic river in the nation. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, MD, National Harbor is a 350-acre resort destination that includes the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Tanger Outlets, tree-lined promenades with scores of popular shops and restaurants, a marina, and The Capital Wheel – a 180-foot observation wheel featuring panoramic views of the nation’s capital.
Join us at Kappa Takeover for our events and be sure to take advantage of all the MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino and the National Harbor destinations have to offer!
St. Jude owes its existence to a promise made by a struggling entertainer, Danny Thomas. Turning to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes, Thomas vowed: “Show me my way in life and I will build you a shrine.”
That simple promise and his later success as a television star led Thomas to found St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude, located in Memphis, Tennessee, opened its doors in 1962 and is now recognized as one of the world’s premier centers for research and treatment of catastrophic illnesses in children. Working together our physicians and scientists have pioneered treatments that have helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent in 1962 to more than 70 percent today. The survival rate for the most common form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, has risen from 4 percent in 1962 to 94 percent today.
All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated regardless of race, color, creed or their ability to pay. St. Jude is the only pediatric research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude also provides transportation costs and local living expenses during treatment for the patient and one parent, and assists with meal costs while the family is in Memphis.
With operating costs at more than $1.2 million a day, the children and families of St. Jude need your help. We invite you to become a partner in our quest to eradicate catastrophic childhood diseases.donate
Guide Right is a program for the educational and occupational guidance of youth, primarily inspirational and informational in character. Its reach extends to high schools and colleges alike. In the latter, giving due attention to the needs of undergraduate Brothers. Conceived in 1922 by Leon W. Stewart, and suggested at the twelfth Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Guide Right became the fraternity's national service program. Jesse Jerome Peters, later to become the eighth Grand Polemarch, was chairman of the committee, during the administration of W. Ellis Stewart as Grand Polemarch.That insured adoption of the Program as the Fraternity's National Service Project.
The purposes of the Guide Right Service Program are to place the training, experience, and friendly interest of successful men, at the disposal of youth needing inspiration and counsel regarding their choice of a life's career, while the community is made aware of the problems that may be encountered as these youth seek to realize lives of usefulness
Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, college preparatory programs, and tutoring. However, the Flagship Initiative of the Guide Right Service Program is the Kappa Leadership Development League.donate
The mission of the Kappa League Program is to become a mentoring institution that creates the next generation of America's influential, inspirational, and transformational leaders of the 21st Century.
For all members, Kappa league Program to graduate and attend a 4-year post secondary institution.
To create a new generation of dynamic, influential and inspirational young leaders that will make an impact in all five sectors of society throughout the world (see Academic Strand Selection).
For the Kappa League to be used as an instrument to create an environment of positive peer pressure through academic and community service led program.
Our Kappa League program was designed in direct response to the continuing crisis in the African-American community regarding our younger males. The program addresses some of those problems facing the African American youth through a variety of seminars, lectures, field trips and workshops which are all geared toward improving such characteristics as the student's cultural awareness/diversity, academic achievement, emotional, mental, and physical development.donate
The Prince George’s County Family Justice Center (PGCFJC), an initiative of the Circuit Court, is a multi-disciplinary service center.
The PGCFJC provides a full array of co-located services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and elder abuse.
Identified as a best-practice, this new and innovative model enables local government and private community-based organizations to collaborate and provide coordinated case management services designed to address the immediate and more systemic social welfare needs frequently encountered by survivors in the aftermath of abuse.
Through proceeds received from Kappa Takeover, PGCFJC endeavors to fund the acquisition of forensic medical examination equipment that are basic and essential for the provision of the services.donate
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With more than 721 alumni and collegiate chapters in the United States and across the world, Kappa Alpha Psi is recognized as a major contributor to the advancement of the communities in which we serve.
In July of 2005, Kappa Alpha Psi further demonstrated its commitment to the community by partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the 76th Grand Chapter in St. Louis. Please join us as we aim to raise funds for the children battling sickle cell, cancers and other catastrophic diseases at St. Jude.
The Guide Right/Kappa League program demonstrates our commitment to our youth. We need to be the community agent of change through mentorship and leadership development of every young man we reach. Positively shaping a young man’s life today is an investment into tomorrow.
Kappa Alpha Psi believes in meeting all challenges head-on. We are harkening to the call of The Prince Georges County Family Justice Center to take our place in the worthwhile push against domestic violence. Join us in raising funds to ensure the center has all of the necessary resources that advance the cause.
Psi Epsilon Omega’s history began with twenty-seven professionally diverse members who were committed to a common goal of chartering a chapter to service the cities of Laurel, Bowie, and Greenbelt, Maryland. In 2014, Psi Epsilon Omega created Pearl Elegance Foundation Incorporated the non-profit 501(c)3 charitable entity that has been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS in the state of Maryland. Pearl Elegance Foundation, Incorporated (PEFINC) is an organization whose mission is “We give to help others.” We recognize that the community needs vary from the simplest of things to the more complex and demanding. Our members are committed to fill the gaps in our community by applying our collective experiences, time and resources to others who are in need. Pearl Elegance Foundation Incorporated supports the educational, charitable, cultural, and general welfare of the residents of the State of Maryland.
Below are some of our programs of service:
The Pearl Foundation, Incorporated was incorporated in 1998 under the laws of the State of Maryland as the charitable affiliate of the Iota Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
The purposes of the Pearl Foundation, Inc. (Corporation) are stated in Article III of The Pearl Foundation, Inc., Articles of Incorporation dated February 3,1998. The purposes stated in the Article III of the Articles of Incorporation include, among other activities, raising funds to support broad educational,charitable, and community service programs and performing related services.Article III examples of proper use of Corporation funds include: assisting families and seniors; advancing the cultural arts; promoting economic well-being; awarding scholarships; providing educational experiences to youth and improving global conditions. Article III also expressly provides for raising funds for and managing a facility dedicated to community uses.
The Pearl Foundation, Incorporated was chartered in 1998 under the laws of the State of Maryland as the fundraising arm of the Iota Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The primary purpose of the foundation is to raise funds to advance educational and charitable giving. Recognizing the need for funding options and the increased cost of higher education, the foundation has a scholarship program for graduating Howard County high school seniors. Our Annual fashion shows generous donations from foundation members, other contributors, and various fundraising initiatives have provided for thousands of scholarships to many Howard County seniors over the years. The foundation also provides funds to service programs of Iota Lambda Omega Chapter. We contribute to several charitable organizations which include the following: United Negro College Fund (UNCF), A-OK Mentoring,Africare, Bridges to Housing Stability, Filostin School in Haiti, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Meals on Wheels, Grassroots Day Resource Center, Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA), Museum of African Art, Howard County Center of African American Culture, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in Howard County. http://pearlfoundationinc.org
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Founded in October 2003, the Bowie/Mitchellville (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated has been a positive influence on the citizens of the Bowie/Mitchellville community. Drawing inspiration from our 10 Founders, we continue to focus on being positive role models for young African-Americans as well as providing them with the tools they need to succeed in today's complex society. We are focused on “Making A Noticeable Difference In The Communities We Serve”. The Bowie/ Mitchellville (MD) Diamond, Inc. (Foundation) is a nonprofit charitable entity that has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501(c) 3 organization in the State of Maryland. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Bowie/Mitchellville (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
The Charitable Foundation of Washington Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (CFWAKAP) is a nonprofit charitable entity that has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501(c) 3 organization in the District of Columbia. CFWAKAP is one of three philanthropic nonprofits affiliated with the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter.
Among its charitable purposes, the CFWAKAP was established to:
Below are just a few of our charitable activities:
Founded in 2006, the mission of the Kappa Community Development Foundation, Inc. (KCDF) is to raise money to fund activities designed to provide young people with the guidance and resources to succeed in every field of human endeavor.
KCDF is charged with the responsibility of funding activities of the College Park Sandy Spring Alumni Chapter's award-winning Kappa League youth mentoring program, funding community service initiatives ranging from the gifting of knapsacks to area public schools to volunteering at local shelters and food banks, and funding other activities consistent with the organization's mission.
Kappa Community Development Foundation Scholarships
KCDF also proudly funds scholarships awarded by the College Park Sandy Spring Alumni Chapter. KCDF provides funds to deserving students that support their matriculation through college. In concert with our objective to encourage achievement in every field of human endeavor, our programs aim to support academic achievement through offering financial assistance for qualified students. The scholarships funded include:
High School Merit College Scholarships
These merit scholarships were established for students from one (1) of twelve (12) selected high schools in Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties. The merit scholarships are awarded to support the undergraduate education of worthy students in the field of their choice. Candidates for these awards must meet the following criteria:
Edgar Lee Chinn Memorial Scholarship, (2-4 Year Award, $1000/year)
Edgar Lee Chinn, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., dedicated his life to mentoring and teaching young people. As an educator, teacher, coach and advisor, Brother Chinn had a profound impact on the lives of thousands of young men and women throughout his life.
The Edgar Lee Chinn Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of Brother Chinn and continues his important work by funding the Edgar Lee Chinn Merit Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior from the College Park Sandy Spring Alumni Chapter’s Kappa League Program. The scholarship recipient plans to attend the college or university of his choice. Recipients must meet the following criteria:
The University of Maryland Chapter, the Theta Theta of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Lucian E. Brown Memorial Scholarship
This endowed fund was established in 1995 during the twenty-year anniversary celebration of the Theta Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. on the University of Maryland campus. Named in honor of Lucian E. Brown, a U.S. Army Captain at Ft. George Meade Army Command and charter member of the Theta Theta Chapter, the purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to qualified members of the fraternity and other students enrolled at the university. The endowment is managed by the University System of Maryland Foundation Inc., where specific qualifications have been established for applicants. To donate directly to the Lucian Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund, please go to donation site: www.lucianbrownscholarship.umd.edu
The Charles Richardson Memorial Book Fund
This fund was established in cooperation with the Nyumburu Cultural Center at the University of Maryland. The award is formally named in honor of Charles Richardson, a former administrator and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Theta Theta Chapter advisor. Mr. Richardson was an important advocate for all students at the university in the 1970s and 1980s and, because of his emphasis on academic success and graduation, is well deserving of this honor. The intent of this award is to provide emergency funding to students to help defray immediate costs for books, and ultimately contribute to student success in the classroom. Applications are available at the Nyumburu Cultural Center offices.
For more information about KCDF or to donate, please visit www.kappacommunity.org
The Kappa Foundation of Fort Washington (KFFW) – Promoting Scholastic Opportunities and Community Service
The Kappa Foundation of Fort Washington (KFFW) was granted 501(c)3 non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Maryland on April25, 2012. A tax exempt 501(c)3 Maryland non-stock membership corporation established for charitable, educational and community service initiatives. The Kappa Foundation of Fort Washington, MD. Inc promotes academic achievement, health initiatives and economic welfare for residents in the Fort Washington, Md and adjacent communities.
KFFW is an active, vibrant and connected component in the Southern Prince George Maryland communities. The Foundation has hosted an annual Health Fair for the District 8 residence; for the past 5 years. The Foundation has developed a network of 70 plus health care providers to come and provide FREE healthcare services such as:
The Foundation has partnered with the Washington DC Area Food Bank to provide fresh produce to the residence during the health fair.
KFFW, annually contributes to the local chapter Fort Washington Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc. Scholarship Fund and provides additional Scholarships to students seeking higher education.
KFFW, annually provides funding to the Guide Right & Kappa League program which develops, mentors and provides life skills to middle and high school young men in the local community.
KFFW, also partners with Supporting Our Sisters International. (SOSI) in their Breast Cancer Awareness community drives, where he and the Foundation go door to door with SOSI members providing literature about breast cancer screenings and awareness.
KFFW believes in community outreach, annually we donate winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves to local children and adults who are in need.
The Kappa Foundation of Fort Washington is an active participant in the United States Government Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), for government employees. The Kappa Foundation of Fort Washington (MD) number is 48339 here tax-free contributions can be made by payroll deductions for Federal employees.
Non-Federal Employees can make tax free contributions by making a check payable to: Kappa Foundation of Fort Washington or KFFW to assist in supporting the programs and initiatives.
The Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation, Inc. exists as the philanthropic arm of the Silver Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. The Foundation was incorporated July 23, 1999 and granted its 501(C)3 status on May 30, 2000.
The Foundation is a full-functioning non-profit, public benefit charitable foundation. The Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation, Inc. was formulated and conceived as an outgrowth of Silver Spring Alumni Chapter’s Guide Right Program. The Foundation is in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to provide scholarships and mentoring programs for minority and disadvantaged youth in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. The Foundation supports and conducts activities with the implicit purpose of helping youth “Achieve.” Our activities include scholarships, mentoring, and an urban golf initiative. The goals are to develop leadership skills, personal enhancement and career achievement.
The Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation, Inc. depends upon donations to operate and fulfill its mission. Through an alliance with our communities and corporate sponsors, the Foundation succeeds.
The Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered in April 1990, and has been faithfully serving Southern Prince George’s County and Charles County in Maryland for over 25 years. Through the years, the Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter has dedicated itself to the ideals set forth by our Founders and National Officers, as we continue Impacting Communities through Scholarship and Service
We are a membership of more than 400 dedicated college-educated women who are part of a sisterhood focused on the immediate needs of our community and making a positive impact.
We are committed to developing new opportunities which allow us to affect positive social, political, educational and economic change in our community.
We are proud of our history and will continue to serve our community with programs implemented and centered on our core programs based on the Sorority’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust:
The Montgomery County (MD) Alumnae Chapter (MCAC) was chartered on March 7, 1970 by twenty-eight women under Past National President, Soror Lillian P. Benbow, and Past Eastern Regional Director, Soror Christine Moore. These twenty-eight sorors sought to perpetuate the heritage and ideals of the Founders in Montgomery County. Soror Doris P. Poole served as the first president. The charter members were concerned about the quality of life for African Americans in the county and for the community-at-large. They had the vision that Montgomery County could be a better place for all its citizens to live, work, and enjoy their leisure time. We are a sisterhood of college educated women committed to serving the people of Montgomery County through a wide range of impact-driven programs.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has over 300,000 members and more than 900 chapters worldwide.
For more information about the national organization and the Montgomery County chapter, please visit www.mcacdst.org and www.deltasigmatheta.org.
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