February 11, 2012 - Kappa Scholoarship Endowment Fund of Western Pennsylvania & the Distinguished Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., proudly present Magic of Love
What: Reception, Dinner and Dancing
Where: Edgewood Country Club, 100 Churchill Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235
When: February 11, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM
Host(s): Edgewood Country Club
Founders: Thomas Motley
Catering: Edgewood Country Club
Attendance: 250 + Guests
Attire: Black Tie
Blacktie Photos by: Jill M. Kummer
Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund of Western Pennsylvania presents Magic of Love with Co-Chairs Eric Morris and Howard Russell
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The Kppa Scholarship Endowment Fund (KSEF) was the brainchild of Mr. Thomas A. Motley, Sr., past Polemarch of the Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. KSEF was acreated as the philanthropic arm of the PIttsburgh Alumni Chapter to offer financial assistance via scholasrhips an financial awards to support the needs of African Americn students at undergratuate and graduate levels. It received 501(c)3 status in July 1991.
Earl F. Hord was appointed to chair KSEF's formation committee and was likewise charger with the responsibility of filing the necessary application materials for its establisment. with the legal assistance of Attorney James E. Ford, the infrastructure for KSEF was estblished in 1991. To date, KSEF has been the conduit in providing scholarships valued at over $1million dollars to well over 75 students over its 20+year history.
KSEF serves as a focal point of financial and human resources to the frican American community with particylar emphasis on African American men, while assisting in making the Fraternity a more prominent force in the community. Since its inception, recipients of scholarships and financial awards have excelled academically and continue to develop their skills to be competitive in the 21st century.
To further foster it's mission to provide philanthropic support through acedemic scholarships to high school seniors, KSEF has partnered with Robert Morris University and Penn State University to target a broader pool of talented Afrtican American students. KSEF has likewise partnered with NEED to better leverage its scholsrship dollars awarded to talented college-bound students. In addition to the high school awards, KSEF offers the Marcus P. Blackemore Undergraduate Award to talented undergraduate members of Kappa Alpha Pst, in the Western Pennsylvainaia area.
KSEF is governed and managed by the volunteer group of officers and Board of Directors members that dedicate their personal time and resources to the missions of the organization. Under the current leadership of Rex L. Crawley, Ph.D., (Board President), KSEF has established as a goal the endowment of financial capital that will allow KSEF to continue to provide financial assistance through perpetuity.