125% of $30,000 goal
Kenneth S. Spencer
Fundraiser since Nov 2020
111% of $1,500 goal
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Kenneth S. Spencer's Story
I have believed in service to others for most of my life. Since High
School, I have served on the usher ministry at the various churches I
have joined. In college, I joined Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.,
because I believed there was a bigger impact to be made when joined
together for a common cause. Becoming a member of Alpha Phi Lambda
Chapter allowed me to hit the next level in service to others. This
chapter started a 501(c)3 organization, and purchased a property in Park
Place. Our goal was simple: Be of service to the community. We
opened our doors in 2018, and were starting the process of establishing
programs for the community. And then, 2020 came with COVID-19. In
addition to halting in person programs, it also halted our most
significant fundraiser, the Black and Gold Scholarship Ball.
This has been quite a significant blow to our organization. I hoping my friends and community members will support this endeavor as we look to fulfill our scholarship coffers, develop new programs that will utilize hybrid learning, and acquire the necessary equipment to operate into the future.
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The G.W.C Brown Legacy Education Fund has been positively impacting our community since 2011. With our scholarship program, the Fund's commitment continues to aid those within the Greater Hampton Roads region to transform young men's DREAMS into REALITY. We do this with the impactful authenticity that uniquely comes when sponsorship is gained from role models, mentors, and professionals in various career fields. The G.W.C Brown Legacy Education Fund's targeted vehicles – in the form of various customized scholarship awards – are granted each year to the proven young area scholars of challenged means. We also conduct a mentoring and professional development program, called Alpha Scholars Academy, as part of Alpha Phi Alpha's National Program "Go to High School, Go to College." Since 1932, this grassroots program has provided the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity members the opportunity to serve the community by "putting our young men on the right track and keeping them there." The program is a combination of classroom instruction from a vetted national curriculum and mentoring activities.
COVID-19 has impacted the way all organizations operate. This year, we had to cancel our Black and Gold Scholarship Ball: our signature fundraising event. Instead of having 300+ of our closest friends and supporters gathered together to celebrate the successes of our scholars, distinguished brothers, and community servants, we staying safe, and converting all programming to digital platforms.
In addition to the impact on our programs, this "new normal" has had significant impact on our plans for the Alpha Leadership & Education Center (ALEC). We had planned to host programs for the community in this building. Now, we are delayed, however, we are not denied. During this time, we are continuing to improve this grand building from the 1920s so we will be able to offer cutting edge technology.
Please support our efforts. Any amount is considered a generous donation.