By Oakland Post
The Xi Gamma Omega Chapter (XGO) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. achieved a major milestone raising and awarding $40,000 in scholarships in honor of the chapter’s 40th anniversary.
“As the premiere community service organization for the city of Oakland, we strive for our volunteerism to have a lifelong impact on the quality of life for residents. Our program serves as a vehicle to unlock the potential of the Oakland Community,” said Dr. Kimberly Mayfield Lynch, XGO’s president.
Early in Dr. Mayfield Lynch’s tenure, she challenged members of the chapter to support fundraising efforts for these scholarships, and under her dynamic leadership the goal was achieved.
The major milestone of raising over $40K during a pandemic is historic, with special thanks to fundraising chairs Kendra Brown and Misty Gaither for leading our fundraising and exceeding expectations. This occasion marked the very first time that XGO has raised this amount of funds during a single fundraising event, according to a media release.
To further commemorate this achievement, the XGO Scholarship Committee, co-chaired by Ora Anderson and Tonya Jones Allred, guided the committee in the selection of 22 bright and talented seniors from high schools in Oakland and other East Bay cities. XGO offered awards ranging between $1,000-$2,000 for seven named scholarships.
These awards are the outgrowth of XGO’s commitment to providing ongoing service to enhance the Oakland community. The students selected educational excellence, scholastic aptitude and community involvement demonstrated. “We congratulate these distinguished scholars and congratulations to Xi Gamma Omega,” stated scholarship committee leads Ora Anderson and Tonya Jones Allred.
The Xi Gamma Omega Chapter was chartered in May of 1982 by 28 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority who had a deep commitment to provide service to all mankind, particularly in the Oakland community. The chapter will celebrate its 40th anniversary publicaly at the Oakland City Hall Frank Ogawa Plaza on Friday, May 20 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and privately virtually on May 21 at the monthly chapter meeting. For more information about XGO, visit xigammaomega.com
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