Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., founded in 1908 at Howard University, Washington, D.C., is the oldest Black Greek Letter Sorority. The Sorority, built on the foundation of providing “Service to all Mankind,” boasts a world-wide membership of over 200,000 college-trained women. The Phi Alpha Omega Chapter is located in Bentonville, Arkansas and has proudly served the needs of the Northwest Arkansas community since 1998.
The Tea Rose Foundation of Northwest Arkansas is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that accepts tax deductible contributions and serves as the charitable arm of the chapter. The Foundation was founded in 2008 to fulfill the vision of enriching the Northwest Arkansas community through positive programming. The mission of the Foundation is to promote educational advancement, improve health awareness and assists in the alleviating of poverty in the Northwest Arkansas area.
The Foundation in partnership with Phi Alpha Omega Chapter host our Annual Fall Event. Funds raised not only provide college scholarships for deserving high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from our community, but will also support our health and poverty initiatives. Over the past five years, scholarship awards have been granted to over 150 students valued at over $160,000. In total, 250 students have been awarded scholarships valued at over $340,000. We also host our Bi-Annual Debutante Program where we provide social, cultural, and community service experiences for high school-aged girls.