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Where the Money Goes

Funds to support the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. come from membership dues, investment income, sale of products either directly from EAF or indirectly via official vendor partnerships, bequests, Combined Campaigns (State and Federal), United Way and other contributions from corporations, individuals and chapters of the Sorority. These funds allow EAF to deliver an awards program throughout 10 regions internationally. EAF provides:

Whatever means you use to support the Foundation, you can do so with the confidence that your gift will make a real difference in the lives of others. AKA EAF maintains a low management & general expense to revenue ratio of 4% of total revenues; with less than 1% spent on fund-raising.


EAF Partners

Donors matter

EAF realizes its goals, in part, because of its relationships with companies, corporations and other organizations. Through the generosity of these partners, lives and communities are transformed.

If your company or organization is interested in partnering with EAF to help support lifelong learning, please contact us. The Educational Advancement Foundation sincerely appreciates the support of all donors, no matter the size of the gift.


Marriott Hotels & Resorts

The partnership with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (EAF) is a perfect blend of Marriott’s commitment to educational opportunities and diversity. Through the Alice S. Marriott Scholarship Fund, scholarships are awarded to minority students interested in careers in hospitality. The Alice S. Marriott Scholarship Fund was created to honor the memory of Marriott’s co-founder and mother of Executive Chairman, Bill Marriott. She believed and often reminded her children that education was the passport to the world. Marriott is proud to partner with EAF to open doors to a world of opportunity for students who want to pursue a range of hospitality careers.


We have been a proud supporter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (EAF) since 2008. Our goal is to solidify a lifelong partnership with EAF AKA. We became an official partner with the organization in 2009 by developing the official private label for AKA - The Twenty Pearls Collection. RGA is the manufacturing and distribution arm behind the collection. This partnership allows us to market directly to the membership. The marketing message that we send to the Alpha Kappa Alpha membership is that 'when you support the Twenty Pearls Collection, you directly support EAF'. EAF has proven itself to be a tremendous resource to those who wish to pursue or continue their education. We are very excited and very proud to know that since 2008, we have donated in access of $80,000 to EAF; and the best is yet to come.

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Support the Educational Advancement Foundation

Your Support is Vital

Give and SupportThe Educational Advancement Foundation succeeds through the generosity of friends, corporate and community supporters and people like you. Generous contributions make it possible for individuals from all walks of life to complete a program of study, obtain seed money to transform an idea into a reality or start or complete a research project. Making a difference would not be possible without the commitment of EAF donors. There are many ways to support the Foundation's work. Examples include memorial gifts, stocks, bonds, named endowment funds or fellowships, bequests, trusts, annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts and charitable gift annuities.

Gifts in Honor or Memorial

Your gift will have additional significance and meaning if you choose to contribute in honor or memory of a loved one. EAF will send a card to those you designate to receive notification of your honor or memorial gift. To make a gift in someone's honor, please include the name and address of that person. To make a gift in someone's memory, please include the name of that person and also the name and address of any individual(s), family or friends you would like us to notify.

Legacy Gifting

Consider a method of planned giving. Examples include gifts of life insurance (such as naming EAF as the policy beneficiary) and gifts left to the Foundation in Wills, which don't need to be large or prevent you from taking care of your family and loved one.

Corporate Giving

A strategic partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation can help your company achieve its philanthropic goals. Contact the Foundation to learn more about the benefits of legacy and corporate giving.

Workplace Giving

Federal employees may make donations to EAF through the Combined Federal Campaign. Select #11173 on the pledge card and indicate the contribution amount. [Note: Wisconsin state employees should select #4002.] Please submit a copy of your pledge sheet to the EAF office, so that we can record your giving appropriately.

Matching Gifts Programs

Company matching gifts can double your donation to EAF. Check with your company's Human Resource Department to determine if this is an option available and for the required documentation.

The Foundation is grateful to those companies and organizations that, through matching gift programs, help maximize EAF's impact. Listed below are the companies that are currently providing matching gifts.

Give Securely Online Today

EAF needs your continued help to face the challenges that lie ahead and make a difference. Whatever you can give will make a genuine and lasting difference. Please take a minute now to make your commitment to the Educational Advancement Foundation or, to make a contribution at any time, please click on Donate Now on any page throughout our site.

Regardless of the support level, you can count on the sincere gratitude of the EAF staff, board of directors, volunteers and those served by your generosity.

The Educational Advancement Foundation is a Sections 501(c)(3) organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and registered with all appropriate state authorities. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor for applicability.