Local AKA's donate to LOC
Jane Venson-Talford and Ellen Edge, representing Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, presented a $1,000 check to LeMoyne-Owen College Feb. 3, 2019.
LOC President Andrea Lewis Miller accepted the donation on behalf of the college. The chapter makes a yearly $1,000 donation to LOC. The latest donation will be used for scholarships this semester.
In addition, Beta Epsilon Omega has established a $25,000 endowed scholarship. The chapter will donate another $6,250 for that effort. The goal is to have the scholarship fully funded by 2022, Edge and Venson-Talford said.
On the national front, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to LeMoyne-Owen College as a part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund.
President Miller is scheduled to join 31 other presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at the Alpha Kappa Alpha International Headquarters in Chicago On Feb. 28 to accept the first installment of their institution’s award.
In announcing the funding effort Jan. 31, 2019, AKA International President Dr. Glenda Glover said, “Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has implemented the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund with the goal of investing in the future of our young people and the sustainability of our treasured HBCUs.
“Our organization has pledged to donate a total of $10 million dollars towards the endowment, and we are honored to provide LeMoyne-Owen College the first $50,000 during our February event as we celebrate Black History Month and the legacies of all HBCUs.”
Pictured (L-R) Ellen Edge, LOC President Andrea Lewis-Miller and Jane Venson-Talford