Edward G. Irvin Foundation Scholarships

With over $1 Million in scholarships awarded since 1979, initially by the Chicago Alumni Chapter and then by the Edward G. Irvin Foundation, the EGIF Scholarship program is a visionary act of philanthropy in Chicagoland. EGIF’s pioneering investment in the education of young people has nurtured a generation of leaders whose achievements and contributions to the social good continue to change the world. This remarkable legacy provides scholarships in the amount of:

  • $5,000 [$1,250 disbursed annually over 4 years]; and
  • $1,000 Summerower Scholarship [one-time award]

EGIF Scholarships are made possible by a number of fundraising activities including:

  • Annual concert fundraiser at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana;
  • Annual BetaLinks golf outing at Glenwoodie Golf Club held in Glenwood, Illinois; and
  • State of Illinois Pan Hellenic License Plate program; and
  • Other fundraising social events throughout the year.

With your support, we will ensure the best future and continuing impact of the EGIF Scholarships for years to come.

James Alexander, Scholarship Chairman

Gifts to support the EGIF Scholarships are recognized as tax deductible charitable donations.

Find out more at EGIF Scholarships.

Kappa Leadership Institute – Chicago

The mission of Kappa Leadership Institute – Chicago, “Kappa League – Chicago”, is to provide educational college readiness opportunities for economically disadvantaged and/or underrepresented minority males, primarily, African American high school youth. Our program integrates mentorship, service initiatives and leadership principles to foster academic success, personal development, global understanding and interracial harmony. Our Kappa League program is one of the highest performing and most experienced African-American college readiness and mentoring programs for young men in Chicago.

We have successfully partnered with some of the country’s premier colleges and universities, because our students are recognized as having the skills and abilities needed to succeed at these demanding educational institutions. In the last eight years alone, Kappa League – Chicago has successfully helped transform the lives of over 900 young black males. Our 100% college acceptance rate, for our graduating seniors, creates a path for each of our students to become self-reliant and productive citizens.

By providing our young men with the skills to set goals and exposing them to a culture of success, they are trained to model positive behaviors and positioned for rewarding futures beyond college. We believe that this will benefit all of society. Please support our outstanding Kappa League program by making a tax-deductible donation. Gifts to support the Kappa Leadership Institute – Chicago are recognized as gifts tax deductible charitable donations.

Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.

Rodney M. Gore, Executive Director

Find out more at Kappa League.

Illinois Pan Hellenic License Plate Program

African-American fraternities and sororities across the state of Illinois raise funds to support various activities that benefit children, the underprivileged and older adults as well as educational and civic events. The office of Illinois Secretary of State Jessie White currently offers license plates that help raise funds for these organizations’ charitable activities. The Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund was created for these organizations to aid in funding their charitable activities. Proceeds from the sale of these plates are deposited into the fund and distributed to the various charitable activities supported by these organizations. With the purchase of each new set of plates, $25 will be deposited into the fund, and $25 will be deposited into the fund upon renewal.

Through this program the Chicago Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. receives funds to support one of our annual Edward G. Irvin Foundation Scholarships. We encourage you to support the Edward G. Irvin Foundation Scholarships by proudly displaying a set of these plates while doing your part to improve our community through the benevolent activities of your organization.

Download Illinois Pan Hellenic License Plate Brochure | Pick-a-Plate Online!

Find out more at Illinois Pan Hellenic — Illinois Kappa Alpha Psi.