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Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.

Promoting Lifelong Learning

We are primarily African-American women with a commitment to promote life-long learning. Scholarships, fellowships and grants to students and projects are strategies used to fulfill our commitment.

Why should I support your work?

Every gift makes a difference; even the smallest gift when combined with others can have a positive impact on the work we do to make learning a life- long process. Our awards can be used for tuition, school supplies, transportation and community projects.

Why does your charity exist?

E.A.F. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, created to fill a void in education funding. The mission of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (EAF) is to promote lifelong learning. This is accomplished by securing charitable contributions, gifts and endowed funds to award scholarships, fellowships and grants.  As one of the few such organizations administered by African-American women, we have a unique approach to philanthropy.

What have you accomplished?
  • $3.0 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students 1980. 
  • We have partnered with Marriott International to grant scholarship for 2012-2015.  The scholarships are offered to students from traditionally underrepresented groups who are interested in careers in hospitality. 

We have partnered with Marriott International since 2009, granting $90,000 to eight students from traditionally underrepresented groups who are interested in careers in hospitality.  This program will continue through 2015.  We have also collaborated with Dominick’s Foundation, Hilton Worldwide, Federal Express, and Citibank.

By supporting a wide variety of lifelong learning projects and pursuits, we enable people to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

How can I be sure you’ll use my money wisely?

Our Board of Directors are volunteers who believe in prudent management. We are also aided by professional financial advisors to assist us in investment decision making. We have a five person professional staff and rely on part time help and volunteers to service our constituents. Our administrative costs are less than 10% of our total income.