The Essence of Ivy and Pearls Foundation

Mission

The Essence of Ivy and Pearls Foundation (EOIP) is the philanthropic arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Phi Kappa Omega Chapter. The Essence of Ivy and Pearls Foundation seeks to spark change in the greater Chicagoland community it serves by providing scholarships, family programs, health services and educational resources.

Since the Essence of Ivy and Pearls Foundation was established, over $20,000 in scholarships has been awarded to deserving students. This funding comes from fundraisers held throughout the year. The signature fundraiser of EOIP is the Little Miss Polished Pearl Pageant.

“Read Across America” Virtual Book Drive

The Essence of Ivy and Pearls Foundation would like to share a special thanks to those who supported the virtual book drive held during the month of March for Read Across America Day.

Your donations provided nearly 100 books to three elementary schools in the Chicagoland area.

The Little Miss Polished Pearl Pageant

Stay tuned for more information regarding our 2021 Little Miss Polished Pearl Pageant