Ms. Bajeyah Eaddy is named 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award Winner
Greenville, South Carolina - Gamma Gamma Lambda and Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation have announced their 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award winner, Bajeyah Eaddy. Ms. Eaddy will receive the award at the 37th Annual Martin Luther King Scholarship Gala on January 10th at 3 PM.
Both Gamma Gamma Lambda and Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation are continuing our partnership with Furman University since 2008, and together they are sponsoring several events on Furman's campus starting with the Scholarship Gala on January 10th and continuing to the Joseph Vaughan Oratorical Competition on February 20th. "it is great to celebrate 37 years of service to the community. ", says Travis Smith, Vice Chairman of Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization formed in 2012. "Our partnership with Furman has also allow us to address some of the tremendous needs in the community. The mission of this year's award truly aligns with our foundation's efforts to reach the community."
S.A.V.E. mentors and supports at-risk women by sponsoring group sessions with women and teens dealing with dating abuse. It makes a positive impact by helping people to know the signs of abuse through summits, church seminars, youth seminars and other community involvement.
We are proud to count Ms. Bajeyah Eaddy among the many winners of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award.The Scholarship Gala serves as both a "kickoff event" to the Upstate Community's Martin Luther King Celebrations but also primarily as a Community Celebration of our shared goal to "Build the Beloved Community" in the Upstate. The Gala will continue to celebrate our past foundation youth winners with the upcoming events in January and February of 2016 (see the complete list of events).
"The Beloved Community" is a concept popularized from Dr. King's 1957 Nobel Peace prize speech as the aftermath of the nonviolent struggle. The Foundation solicits funds through the Gala to support several different programs in the Greenville area including the Luke H. Chatman Scholarship, which supports four local students at various universities across the state.
The following is a list of events sponsored by the Alpha Greenville Foundation and Furman University.
General Admission Tickets are available by calling (864)
735-0880 or by GGL Chapter (864) 441-9067
Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter is the Greenville, SC Chapter established in 1941. The Chapter was chartered as the third Alumni chapter in the District of South Carolina under the Fraternal administration of Brother Ray W. Logan, 16th General President and Brother Jos. H.B. Evans, General Secretary. For more than seventy years, and under the Umbrella of the National Organization, Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter has set as its objective to carry out the mandates of "Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind".
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., (ΑΦΑ) the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906. The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice – educationally and socially – at Cornell. The founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.