The Ivy Pearl Foundation was established in 2000 as a 501 (c) (3)

publicly supported organization to support programs of Alpha

Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Chi Omega Chapter and other

programs that promote education, economic empowerment and

family strengthening.

The foundation’s purpose is to financially support the programs of

the Evanston/North Shore graduate chapter and other programs

that promote education, economic empowerment, health and the

importance of family. The Internal Revenue Service approved the

Foundation on January 26, 2000 as a tax-exempt publicly

supported organization. This status allows contributions to the

Foundation to be tax deductible.

Many chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., all over the

nation have established separate organizations to broaden the

funding base for their programs. The Ivy Pearl Foundation, Inc.

raises funds through member dues and fundraising efforts, The

Ivy Pearl Foundation meets a minimum of four times each year to

consider organizational matters, program grant proposals and

develop fundraising strategies