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Welcome to the Pearls of the Ivy Foundation

Empowering our community through Scholarship and Service

Donna Whitehead, President Donna Whitehead, President

Message from President

Welcome to the Pearls of the Ivy Foundation online! Whether you are an existing supporter, a community partner, or you are interested in learning more about The Pearls of the Ivy Foundation, we hope that this website will help you gain an understanding about our mission and vision.

The 190 plus women that make up the Pearls of the Ivy Foundation have been serving and are committed to promoting an enhanced quality of life throughout the cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Glenn Heights, Lancaster, Midlothian, Oak Leaf, Ovilla, Red Oak, and Waxahachie, Texas.

Higher education

Higher education through the provision of scholarships to graduating seniors

Community programs

Community programs and volunteerism provided by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Upsilon Lambda Omega Chapter

Monetary and in-kind donations

Monetary and in-kind donations as well as volunteer assistance to our fellow not-for-profit agencies and organizations that provide invaluable specialized services to the community.

Message from the Executive Director

It is our hope that you would join our service efforts. You have taken the first step by visiting our site. We hope to consistently increase our monetary support of the aforementioned programs and services, making the support of sponsors and donors like you essential.

The Pearls of the Ivy Foundation is honored to serve the Best Southwest & Ellis County cities of the North Texas community. As the foundation enters her 13th year of service, we look forward to developing new partnerships, growing the next generation of community leaders, and creating a legacy of impact in North Texas—and beyond—that serves our community for decades to come. We invite you to partner with us in this mission!

Evelyn Canady, Executive Director Evelyn Canady, Executive Director


Empowering our community through Scholarship and Service