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19 Jan 2018

A celebration of 110 years of sisterhood and service

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January 19, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

The Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Graduate Chapter Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will celebrate their 110th Founders’ Day and spotlight one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black College/University (HBCU), Lincoln University and recognize its newly installed 14th President Brenda A. Allen, Ph.D., an esteemed member of the sisterhood of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc at Presidential Caterers, 2910 DeKalb Pike, East Norriton, Pennsylvania; on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

More than 500 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will gather for a joint Founders’ Day program. Graduate chapters participating in this joint Founders’ Day celebration include: Omega Omega, Rho Theta Omega, Omega Mu Omega (Philadelphia), Iota Tau Omega (West Chester), Tau Delta Omega (Chester), Phi Beta Omega (Montgomery County), and Omega Zeta Omega (Bucks County).

Educational Enrichment is a target service program of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) is a nationwide priority.

Alpha Kappa Alpha’s “Think HBCU” campaign highlights HBCU’s and their contribution to the sorority and society through education, engagement, and advocacy for students nationwide.  The Philadelphia Metropolitan Area graduate chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. have collectively donated over $166,028 to fund grants, scholarships and community programs in 2017.  Our illustrious founder, Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, was a charter member of Omega Omega Chapter in Philadelphia. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African American women on January15, 1908 at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  Driven by its dedication to service and sisterhood, the sorority has evolved into a global organization with more than 290,000 members with 1000 + chapters nationally and internationally in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, US Virgin Islands, Liberia, South Africa, Germany, Korea, Dubai, and Japan.  Their programs and services are driven by their dedication to service, sisterhood and scholarship and fulfill their timeless motto of “Service to all Mankind.”

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