Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation, Inc. 

      P.O. Box 5263    |    Greenville, SC 29606-9998  |     (864) 735-0880


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Announcements

The page list the Foundation's announcements, press releases, and opportunities. Please contact the foundation at contact@gglapa.org with any questions or comments about the information listed below. 

2021 MLK Youth Program & Gordon College Fair to be ZOOMED on Feb 6th

posted Feb 4, 2021, 12:10 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Feb 4, 2021, 12:17 AM ]


All Student Winners for 2021 MLK Youth Program


Contact:  Bobby Clark

Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation  
P.O. Box 5263    |    Greenville, SC 29606-9998
cell (864) 414-7629 | carlc@alumni.clemson.edu



2021 MLK Youth Program & Gordon College Fair
to be ZOOMED on Feb 6th

Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation along with Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha will sponsor its 42nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth and Dr. Rudolph G. Gordon on Saturday, February 6, 2021, on a Zoom Online Conference Session. Any students, parents, brothers, or volunteers can participate in the program by registering at http://mlkyp2021.eventbrite.com

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event will be held virtually via a Zoom meeting. Registrants will receive a link to the meeting in the registration confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before the event.

This event seeks to recognize and encourage Greenville high school students to remain in school and pursue college. Greenville School District is a long-time partner with the program that has been conducted since 1977. High schools guidance offices nominate students who excel in one of the five following categories:
  • Academics
  • Art
  • Athletics
  • Leadership
  • STEM
  • Music
Each high school has its own selection method process but we encourage them to select students who talented in those above areas but may need encouragement to pursue college. Normally held on the first Saturday in February, we award Youth Awards certificates to all nominated winners a program starting at 12:30 PM. We also hold a College Fair (10 AM to 12:30 PM) were invite colleges to send representation to the event and we hold two seminars on "Getting the most out Financial Aid" and "Experiences from their first year in College" with current and former students from Furman, USC-Upstate and Clemson University.

See Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation website for more information about our efforts, www.alphagreenville.org.

A listing of the MLK 2021 events as well as event profiles can be found on this website and the Alpha Greenville Foundation's website at www.alphagreenville.org.

AGF's 2021 MLK Scholarship Celebration goes virtual on January 9th

posted Dec 30, 2020, 9:42 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Dec 30, 2020, 9:48 AM ]

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Mr. James E. Bobo has been selected as the 2021 MLK Citizenship Award Winner, and Reverend Sean Dogan will give our 2021 MLK Message.


Online Tickets are available NOW! (http://mlkgala2021.eventbrite.com/)   

 

Greenville, South Carolina: Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation (AGF) and Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will sponsor its 42nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Celebration on Saturday, January 9, 2021, via Eventbrite and hosting on Zoom. The Scholarship Celebration is the oldest celebration of MLK Day in Greenville, SC, with the first event held in 1977. It has been co-sponsored by Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Furman University since 2008.

 

Due to the COVID19 Crisis, we have decided to change our Luncheon to a virtual celebration with Live Entertainment. The MLK Scholarship Celebration seeks to raise funds for the Foundation's efforts to support local youth in the Upstate of South Carolina. We are also proud to continue to host the first and oldest Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event in the Upstate of South Carolina and our Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award Winner selection.

 

Proceeds from the Scholarship Gala support the Luke H. Chatman Scholarship for local high students and fund other community efforts such as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Program, Dr. Rudolph Gordon College Fair, and Joseph Vaughn Oratorical Competition. See Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation website for more information, www.alphagreenville.org.

 

This year, Mr. James E. Bobo, Owner of the Community Informer News LLC, has been selected as the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award winner, which be presented at the Celebration. In addition to presenting the winner of this year's award, the Celebration features a Local Pastor's message in the Greenville Area. We are proud to have Reverend Sean Dogan of Long Branch Missionary Baptist Church of Greenville, SC giving a hopeful message about Dr. King’s Legacy and last year's turbulent events.

 

A listing of the MLK 2021 events and their profiles can be found here and on the Alpha Greenville Foundation's website at www.alphagreenville.org

 

Download MLK Solicitation Letter & Sponsorship Packet for 2021.

Our sponsorships and Ads submission deadline has been extended to 1/5/21.

 

Contact:

Bobby Clark or Allen Cook

Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation  
P.O. Box 5263    |    Greenville, SC 29606-9998
(864) 735-0880| contact@alphagreenville.org

AGF Cancels 2020 Project Alpha Seminar due to COVID19 crisis

posted Jun 26, 2020, 3:52 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Jun 26, 2020, 3:52 AM ]

Greenville, South Carolina - Our Project Alpha as been canceled this year [2020] due to the on-going COVID-19 Crisis. That effort, which is jointly sponsored by the March of Dimes and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, is a National Effort held by Local Chapters. Normally held in July, the half-day Seminar focuses on males youth to become more socially responsible with a frank discussion about sexual behavior, anger management, and other health practices.  

Alpha Greenville Foundation (AGF) is committed to finding ways to assist young youth make better choices with their lives during this crisis and we hope to announce ways from AGF to provide measures to encourage their life skills. 

We wish your families good health during this crisis. Please follow the CDC guidelines for the COVID-19 for keeping you and your family safe during this crisis. 

Cook Elected 2nd Chairman of Alpha Greenville Foundation

posted Jun 26, 2020, 3:42 AM by Bobby Clark

Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation is proud to announce the results of the Officer elections. Mr. Allen Cook has been elected the second Chairman of the Foundation. Allen was named at the June 20, 2020 Board Meeting via Zoom and has been the Martin Luther King, Jr. Program Chair for the last two years 2019 & 2020. Allen succeeds in the Foundation's first Chairman, Keith Barksdale has been chairman since 2012, which is the initial year for the Foundation. Barksdale will remain on the board as Board member and Chairman emeritus. 

In other board news, Mr. Jimmy Durante was confirmed as Treasurer for another year and two new Board Members were added, Sheldon Early and Ricky Pulley.  Sheldon Early has been the Chair of the Foundation's Charity Golf Outing for the last two years and Ricky Pulley has been a member of the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter for more than five years.

We welcome our members and leadership as continuing the goals of the Foundation, "Covering the Upstate with service, scholarship, and mentorship"

AGF Announces its 2020 LHC Scholarship Winner

posted Apr 29, 2020, 3:50 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Dec 31, 2020, 11:41 AM ]

Congratulations to Mr. Tyler Andrew Alexander selected as our 2020 LHC Scholarship Winner


Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation (AGF) is proud to announce our 2020 Luke H. Chatman Scholarship winner, Mr. Tyler Andrew Alexander. Tyler is currently a student at Southside High School, graduating this spring. 

Our AGF Scholarship committee met virtually on April 17th to make the selection. Tyler will receive $750.00 per year for four years for attending a college of his choice by Spring 2021.

"We are very pleased to support Tyler with his college career" said Jimmy Durante, Scholarship Chair and AGF Treasurer. "[Tyler] is an outstanding student and has plans to pursue an Engineering degree at North Carolina A&T University". AGF currently supports five students attending college at the University of South Carolina and Mercer University. To date, the foundation has provided more than 30 students with over $83,000 in scholarship funding.

AGF looks forward to a lifelong relationship with Tyler  and is committed to helping him and others within the community. If you or anyone you know is interested in this scholarship please reach out to any member of the chapter or foundation or you can email Brother Jimmy Durante at contact@alphagreenville.org for more details.
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Brother Luke Haze Chatman was born on August 18, 1921.  He was initiated into Gamma Gamma Lambda of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated on May 18, 1949. As a dedicated member of Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter, he held many chapter officers including Treasure, Secretary and President.  In 1955 he became the first District Director of South Carolina and remain in that capacity until 1967.  In 1968 he was elected Southern Regional Vice President and held that position until 1972. Brother Chatman strongly believed that education would open all doors to success.  He worked tirelessly to improve the education system in Greenville County for more than 30 years.

Established in 2012 as a public 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempted organization, Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation's mission is to aid the poor and disadvantage and help them toward a life of self-sufficiency. Our programs address teenage pregnancy prevention, college preparation & awareness, educational scholarships, youth leadership development and other similar programs. We serve the Upstate area of South Carolina, and are affiliated with the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of ΑΦΑ in Greenville, South Carolina.

2020 LDCEI has been cancelled due to the COVID19 Crisis

posted Apr 27, 2020, 11:47 PM by Bobby Clark

Greenville, South Carolina - The Leadership Development Citizenship, Education Institute (LDCEI) has been canceled this year [2020] due to the on-going COVID-19 Crisis. That effort, which is sponsored by the Southern Region (www.alphasouh.org) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, is an annual event held at a regional HBCUs (Historically Black College or University) to help students experience college and teach leadership skills.

Alpha Greenville Foundation (AGF) is committed to finding ways to assist young community leaders to enhance their leadership skills during this crisis and we hope to announce ways from AGF to provide measures to develop leadership skills.

We wish your families good health during this crisis. Please follow the CDC guidelines for the COVID-19 for keeping you and your family safe during this crisis.

AGF postpones 2020 RWA Golf Outing due to COVID19 Crisis

posted Apr 27, 2020, 11:29 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Apr 29, 2020, 3:53 AM ]

Greenville, South Carolina -  We have decided to postpone this year's [2020] Charity Golf Outing until 2021 due the COVID-19 Crisis. Next year's event will held at the same location, the Cliff Vineyards, and we will publish more details about time and date later this summer. 

We will provide full refunds to any participant who already registered for the event. Please direct all questions to our contact email address, contact@alphagreenville.org

Thank you for your support of the event and we hope you and your family continue to be safe and healthy during this crisis.

AGF to hold its RWA Golf Outing on May 2nd

posted Mar 10, 2020, 3:34 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Mar 10, 2020, 3:38 AM ]

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Sunset, South Carolina - We are inviting your preparticipation for our annual Robert W. Anderson, Jr. Golf Outing at the Cliffs Keowee Vineyards Golf Course on May 2, 2020, in Sunset, South Carolina. Check-in opens at 11:00 am, Lunch will start promptly at 12:00 PM. Drive range and chipping greens will be available to players in early that morning. 

This annual Golf Tournament is a major fundraiser for the Luke H. Chatman Scholarship but has supported MLK Memorial and MLK Youth Program, as well. It has been held since 1996, annually since 2003 at various local golf courses in the Greenville Area. This will be the third year at one of the 7 premier Cliffs golf courses.

The Cliffs golf courses consist of seven premier courses located in the Mountains and Lake regions of the Upstate. At the Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, you’ll navigate tree-lined fairways, ravines, and coves that tuck in from the lake. With eight holes overlooking Lake Keowee and just about every tee box and green showcasing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this magnificent course takes full advantage of one of the most beautiful pieces of land found in the world

There will be a round of Golf and a Pre- Golf meal at the Cliffs Keowee Vineyards Clubhouse, for $225 per person. This will include a donation to the Alpha Greenville Foundation.


Event Details:

May 2, 2019

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards
1655 Cleo Chapman Highway

Sunset, SC 29685

Check-in opens at 11 AM

Lunch begins at 12:00 PM

MLK Youth Program & Gordon College Fair held on Feb 1st

posted Mar 6, 2020, 1:11 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Mar 6, 2020, 1:25 AM ]

Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation along with Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha will sponsor its 40th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth and Rudolph G. Gordon on Saturday, February 12020, at the Trone Student Center on the campus of Furman University. 

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Melanie Gordon, daughter of Dr. Rudolph G. Gordon, speaks at the MLK Youth Program to the Student Winners and family on February 1, 2020. The College fair was named after Dr. Gordon in 2012.  

This event recognizes and encourages Greenville Country high school students to remain in school and pursue college. Greenville School District is a long-time partner with the program that has been conducted since 1977. This year, a total 275 High School Students will receive awards from the event or their High school's Award Ceremonies in one of the five following categories:
Academics, Art, Athletics, Leadership, and Music.

Each high school has its own selection method process but we encourage them to select students who talented in those above areas but may need encouragement to pursue college. 


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Normally held on the first Saturday in February, Youth Awards certificates to 53 students received awards at the event with more than 200 people attending the event


We also held a College Fair (10 AM to 12 AM) were invited colleges to send representation to the event and we hold two seminars on "Getting the most out Financial Aid" and "Experiences from their first year in College" with current and former students from Furman, USC-Upstate and Clemson University.   


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Students from Clemson University talk about their experiences in College to Students, Moderated by Brother Carlos Grant.  


Corbitt named 2020 MLK Citizenship Award Winner

posted Dec 24, 2019, 4:58 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Dec 24, 2019, 4:59 PM ]

Dr. John H. Corbitt







Greenville, South Carolina -
A native of Salley, South Carolina, Dr. John H. Corbitt received his Bachelor of Arts degree, from South Carolina State University and his Master of Divinity degree, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Earned the Doctor of Ministry degree, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago Illinois, and studied at Vanderbilt University and Yale University.

He pastored at several churches including, Bells Chapel Baptist Church in Bells Tennessee, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, in Little Rock Arkansas and Springfield Baptist Church, Greenville, South Carolina, where he retired in 2011. He served a Dean of National Baptist Student Union Retreat (1973-1996), and served as President South Carolina Baptist Congress of Christian Education and Greater Greenville Ministerial Association. During his time in in Greenville, he became well known for his leadership and mentorship of others who were fighting for civil rights in the Upstate. He was instrumental in the creation of the Greenville Branch of the NACCP and Greenville Urban League which was founded at Springfield during his tenure. 


In 2001, Dr. Corbitt was appointed by South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges to Trustee Board of South Carolina State University and re-elected by the State Legislature in 2003, 2007, and 2011. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Corbitt was honored in 1988 by the Governor of South Carolina with presentation of the Order of the Palmetto - the highest honor that can be stowed upon a citizen of South Carolina. Later in 1992, he was honored by Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas with the Arkansas Travelers Awards, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a visitor to Arkansas.

He was named “Alumnus of the Year” in 1990 by McCormick Theological Seminary and to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College in 1992. He is the author of the book “Black Churches Reaching College Students, 1995, published by National Baptist Sunday School Board, and is listed on “Who’s Who Among Black Americans”, "Personalities of the South", and "Who’s Who in Religion in American". His wife of 51 years, Betty Starks Corbitt and his younger son, Terry, preceded him in death. He has one son, Bruce, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

We are extremely proud have selected an outstanding Educator, Pastor, and Civil Rights Leader as our 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award winner. 
Please join us as we honor his work at the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, January 11, 2020. 


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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906. The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter was chartered on August 24, 1941, in Greenville, South Carolina under the Umbrella of the National Organization and the first African-American Greek-Letter Alumni Chapter in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Established in 2012 as a public 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempted organization, Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation's mission is to aid the poor and disadvantaged and help them toward a life of self-sufficiency. Our programs address teenage pregnancy prevention, college preparation & awareness, educational scholarships, youth leadership development, and other similar programs. We serve the Upstate area of South Carolina and are affiliated with the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of ΑΦΑ in Greenville, South Carolina.

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