Our Impact

As the philanthropic arm of Delta Chi Omega Chapter, the Ivy Pearl Foundation promotes outreach and community engagement through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s five program targets:

  1. HBCU for Life: A Call to Action

  2. Women’s Healthcare and Wellness

  3. Building Your Economic Legacy

  4. The Arts!

  5. Global Impact


Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action

Target 1 promotes and markets Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and encourages students to attend HBCUs as a sustainability measure. Between 2017-2018, the Foundation awarded over $7,500 towards HBCU initiatives.


Target 2: Women’s Healthcare and Wellness

Target 2 raises community awareness of critical health issues impacting African American women. The primary foci will be breast cancer awareness and prevention, heart health, nutrition and wellness, and care for the caregivers.


Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy

Target 3 emphasizes financial planning, asset accumulation, and wealth building including savings and investment, managing debt, and improving credit.


Target 4: The Arts!

Target 4 exposes students to arts enrichment and culture by focusing on visual and performing arts; and by showcasing talent through the exploration of writers, entertainers and various other artists.


Target 5: Global Impact

Target 5 includes global partnerships that provide assistance to the underserved in international areas populated with people of color, and community service projects with a global reach.


2019 Community Impact Event

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Meaningful community service is undertaken each year to honor and commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s service provided Meals from the Heart to Ronald McDonald House.


2019 Community Impact Event

Pink Goes Red

In partnership with the American Heart Association, the Pink Goes Red event aims to raise awareness among women about heart health. This year’s event took place at the Levy Senior Center, and included fitness activities as well as a health and wellness discussion led by keynote speaker C. Louise Brown, Retired Public Health Director for the City of Evanston.