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Greetings from the President of the

Ivy Foundation of Little Rock 

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It is my absolute honor to serve as the President of The Ivy Foundation of Little Rock.


The Foundation works in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Beta Pi Omega Chapter as the fundraising and charitable host organization. Funds raised directly benefit the numerous community programs sponsored by the chapter.


Since our inception in 2003, the Foundation has actively engaged all corners of the Little Rock and central Arkansas areas. We continue to create and promote a wide range of relevant and timely programming in the areas of health, education, cultural programs for youth, financial literacy, family strengthening, and the fine arts. The Foundation has proudly provided over $1M in scholarships to deserving high school graduates and sponsored the Mosaic Music Camp, Glad Star Ministries and New Directions. We are proud partners of organizations such as The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, The City of Little Rock, and Volunteers in Public Schools.


With sincere appreciation shown to our generous contributors for their ongoing financial support, the Ivy Foundation of Little Rock is committed to philanthropy, service, and scholarship to the Little Rock and central Arkansas communities, and we thank each of you for your support.


I Value You,

Kanetra J. Staton

Ivy Foundation of Little Rock
The Ivy Foundation of Little Rock was started in 2003. The Ivy Foundation’s purpose is to plan and execute programs to benefit scholarships for high school and undergraduate students; and to provide community service, educational and cultural programs. The Foundation Leadership is made up of Foundation officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Parliamentarian and Chaplain. There are also three Beta Pi Omega Chapter Officers on the Board, along with four Past Presidents and several Members-at-Large. The Ivy Foundation of Little Rock is the owner of the AKA House (Jenkins House) which was restored in 2009 by the foundation.  The house has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior.
Official Purpose of the Ivy Foundation:

The purpose of the Ivy Foundation is to financially support scholarship, health, community service, educational and cultural programs for youth, aged, physically, or mentally impaired and economically disadvantaged individuals. The Foundation is also the fundraising arm of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority® Beta Pi Omega Chapter.



President                       Kanetra Staton

Vice President               Laura Martin

Secretary                       Mia Wilson

Treasurer                       MyKeya Henderson

Financial Secretary       Gloria Jordan

Chaplain                         Shey Anderson

Beta Pi Omega Officers:

Joy Springer

Anita Brannon

Judy Cooper

List of Ivy Foundation Programs/Fundraisers:

Annual Ivy Ball

Biennial Fashionetta® (Project)

Biennial Golf Tournament

Giving Tuesday

Passive Income Initiative Programs


List of Scholarships:

The scholarships listed below were created for high school students both female,

male and undergraduate female students.


Fine Arts (High School)                            

Leadership & Service (High School)  

Math & Science (High School)  

Scholastic Achievement (High School)  


Undergraduate Scholarships:

Gamma Alpha Chapter                  Philander Smith College

Epsilon Phi Chapter                       University of Arkansas at Little Rock


High School Scholarships provided for Scholastic Achievement

Ivy Foundation of Little Rock Book Scholarships

The Ivy Foundation of Little Rock General Academic Scholarship

The Social Justice & Human Rights Male Scholarship

The Ivy Foundation of Little Rock Male Community Service Scholarship

The Mary Louise Williams Scholarship

The Dr. Evangeline Upshur Scholarship

The Gwendolyn M. Floyd General Scholarship

The Thelma Mothershed Wair Scholarship

The Carmelita Smith Scholarship

The Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) General Scholarship

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