HELP US EXTEND OUR REACH INTO THE GREATER SACRAMENTO COMMUNITY AS WE SERVE WOMEN
In 2002, Eta Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, located in Sacramento, CA, created the EGEEO Foundation, Incorporated, as its philanthropic arm, pursuant to the provisions of the California Non-Profit Corporation Code.
The mission of the Foundation is to establish pathways to improve the quality of life for citizens in the city of Sacramento and in the surrounding communities, by addressing the needs of these communities in a way that will decrease disparities in education, economics and health.
The specific purpose for which this Foundation is organized is to provide educational assistance and charitable services to residents of the city and county of Sacramento, by providing direct assistance to individuals seeking higher education and/or charitable assistance services as well as funding support to not-for-profit organizations.
These purposes are achieved by meeting financial needs through grant underwritings, scholarship offerings, and direct charitable assistance services to families, individuals and not-for-profit organizations through programs that promote self-reliance, self-empowerment and self-sufficiency. The Foundation sponsors direct service programs that meet these goals; and partners with community-based organizations that have similar goals and interests.
Specific Programs supported by EGEEO Foundation, Incorporated include:
Workplace Reentry Program (WRP)
Scholarships and Grant Programs
College Application Process Program (CAP) (An assistance and tutorial program, including SAT/ACT test preparation, essay writing, research for colleges, careers, and financial aid.)
ASCEND Program* (An enrichment program for high school students.)
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to assist foster youth
Co-sponsorship of the Eta Gamma Omega Chapter Annual June Fellowship Scholarship Program.
Health and Economic Fitness Fair
Support of the Eta Gamma Omega Community House
Co-sponsorship of the annual Debutante Ball Scholarship event, with community partner, Eta Gamma omega Chapter of A.K.A., which provides financial assistance to deserving high school students in the Sacramento Region
All programs and operations are made possible through the volunteer hours of members and the donations of generous donors. *Program ended in 2018
EGEEO FOUNDATION, INC. BOARD MEMBERS
Doreathea Johnson, President
Rita AbeL, Vice President
Bobbye Sykes-Perkins, Secretary
Hope Elder, Treasurer
Lula Caldwell, Financial Secretary
Theresa Taylor Carroll
Wanda F. Williams*
*Designated Officers of Eta Gamma Omega Chapter of AKA, Sorority, Inc.