Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the nation’s oldest sorority founded by black, college-educated women and is built on a foundation of service to mankind. The Beta Psi Omega (BPO) Chapter has been making an impact in the greater Austin community since May 8, 1938. The Chapter has 173 members today and has continuously served this community for over eighty years.
Annually, Beta Psi Omega Chapter members collectively spend over 2,500 hours volunteering throughout the greater Austin area. The groups service ranges from massive school supply drives for students in need to serving as role models and mentors for elementary-school girls. This group does events big – you’ll find members leading the way at the Relay For Life Walk to support cancer research, Heart Ball and Go Red Luncheon along with health fairs and Zumba classes throughout the community to support heart health.
This incredible chapter also gives of their treasure, on top of their time and talents. Around $25,000 are raised annually that go to support the numerous nonprofits and causes that chapter members volunteer with. They even fund their own scholarships for outstanding high school graduates pursuing a bachelor’s degree. By working in unity, members of the Beta Psi Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority make a tremendous local and global impact!
RecognizeGood’s executive director Joel Coffman presented a RecognizeGood Lighthouse award to chapter President Kizzy LeJay in front of around 100 members of the inspiring Beta Psi Omega chapter during the chapter’s monthly meeting. The recognition included a $500 donation to the chapter itself, complimentary seats to the 2020 Ethics in Business Awards luncheon, and a pay-it-forward donation of a life-changing mobility cart (through Mobility Worldwide – Austin) in the chapter’s name.
The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award is intended to illuminate the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of area service clubs to tell their stories and inspire others to make our community a better place. The program began in 2015 and has recognized more than 20 area service groups since its launch.