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. 

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

Congratulations to Mr. Kyle 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. Kyle Alexander. Kyle is currently a student at Southside High School, graduating this spring. 

Our AGF Scholarship committee met virtually on April 17th to make the selection. Kyle 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 Kyle with his college career" said Jimmy Durante, Scholarship Chair and AGF Treasurer. "[Kyle] 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 Kyle 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.

Sponsorships & tickets are now available for 2020 MLKS Luncheon

posted Nov 30, 2019, 7:27 PM by Bobby Clark

The 41st annual event is set for Saturday, January 11, 2020 

Greenville, South Carolina - We are very excited to announce our 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon which will be on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Noon to 2 PM. This marks the 41st Anniversary Celebration and it will be held at the Melvin and Debbie Younts Conference Center on Furman’s campus. We will have lunch, great oration, a live jazz band and we will name our MLK Citizenship Award Winner for 2020. The Luncheon is considered to be the leadoff event for Greenville’s MLK Celebration and we are proud to be a partner again with Furman University.

We requesting your support for the Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation (AGF) as we start our fundraising effort to support our foundation events including Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon and our six other efforts for 2020. We are very proud of the effect we are having on Greenville’s Youth and we need your help to expand our programs to more youth in the upstate community. Please visit our foundation website, www.alphagreenville.org, for more information about all of our efforts.

Please consider support at levels available in the attached Solicitation Packet. Tickets are now available from any active brother in Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter or by contacting us at the Foundation number at (864) 735-0880. Online tickets will be available after December 22, 2019, on eventbrite.com

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Branch, our sponsorship chairman at mlkgala@alphagreenville.org or call me at (864) 238-0698. We thank the upstate community for its continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the Luncheon and our other events in 2020. 


Kevin Branch

Fund Raising Chair, Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation

Cell 864-238-0698 | oneb91@gmail.com


2019 Project Alpha Seminar set for July 20th

posted May 29, 2019, 6:49 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated May 29, 2019, 6:50 AM ]

You can register for this year's program at upstateprojectalpha2019.eventbrite.com
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Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation is again set to hold its annual Project Alpha Seminar at the Kroc Center (424 Westfield Street | Greenville, SC 29601) on July 20th. The seminar will start at 10 AM and last until 2 PM. 

Project Alpha is an educational program for adolescent males conducted collaboratively by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes. First developed in 1980, its goal is to assist young men with making responsible decisions. "It about making responsible choices," said Program Chair Chuck Ford. "We want to empower [young men] with knowledge and skills to make better choices."

Brother Chuck Ford, Program Chair, leads a discussion about making good choices at last year's seminar. 

The program encourages participants to increase healthy lifestyle behaviors by learning about the consequences of pregnancy, anatomy, and physiology of the human body, and the importance of fatherhood. Since 2011, we have reached more than 400 young men with the program. Read more this year's program on our event page

Local churches, organizations, and schools are asked to refer young African-American males between the ages of 12-17 who will benefit from the program. We also invite the public to join us by serving as group leaders in the presentations and group discussions being held. Volunteers, including community leaders, health care providers, lawyers, and clergymen, lead the sessions.

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