PO BOX 1248
LEXINGTON KY 40588-1248
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 1248
LEXINGTON , KY 40588 1248
Phone (859) 539-5337
Fax 859 271-1019
Contact Name Lee Jackson
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1998
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Mail donations to: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. P. O. Box 1248 Lexington, Ky. 40588-1248
Make checks payable to: Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter Education Foundation.
Volunteers are need for our Reading, Writing and Rewards Program at William Wells Brown elementary School.
Financial Summary
Mission Statement The Corporation) Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Education Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code). Generally, the Corporation’s purposes are to provide academic scholarships through the Foundation’s Academic Scholarship Program and to provide other contributions through the Foundations Community Outreach Programs.
Background Statement Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world.Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The visionary founders, known as the “Jewels” of the Fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.
The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.  

Alpha Phi Alpha chapters were established at other colleges and universities, many of them historically black institutions, soon after the    founding at Cornell. The first Alumni Chapter was established in 1911. While continuing to stress academic excellence among its members, Alpha also recognized the need to help correct the educational, economic, political, and social injustices faced by African-Americans.  Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community's fight for civil rights through leaders such as: W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others. True to its form as the “first of firsts,” Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945.

Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter was founded June 9, 1928 in Lexington, Kentucky. Informal meetings had been held prior to this period from the spring of 1927. Brother T. M. Berry, Third Vice President set the chapter apart in the name of the General Organization. The charter members were Brothers W.H. Ballard, Jr., J. E. Hunter, Jr., J. M McInham, A. A. McPheeters, F. M. Reid, N. J. Ridley, A. W. Wade, T. T. Wendall, and H. A. Merchant.


Impact Statement
1. William Wells Brown Elementary School Reading, Writing and Rewards Program. The purpose and goal of this project is to improve and enhance the reading and comprehensive skills of the student participants. 2. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Academic Scholarship. A large portion of the efforts of the fraternity are focused toward supporting the educational aspirations of students desiring to attend college. Having supported students since 1998, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Alpha beta Lambda chapter Education Foundation work collectively to raise money in order to assist those who have demonstrated their potential letting them know that it is our goal to support them financially and personally. To that end, Alpha Phi Alpha offers a four year, renewable $1000 academic scholarship. The recipient receives $500 per semester while enrolled at the university of the students choice. The award is renewable each year based on the student's academic performance. 3. Project Alpha. This is a workshop that provides middle and high school males an opportunity to have a safe environment to dialogue about manhood, sexual responsibility and relationship issues. Topics covered during the workshop include abstinence and the consequences of early sexual activity; peer pressure;responsibility and the role of young males in relationships; teen pregnancy; sexually transmitted diseases (STD)s; the responsibilities of fatherhood; and the skill sets necessary to matriculate from youth to manhood. 
Needs Statement
Contributions. We need financial support to help carry out our programs.We provide academic scholarships through our Academic Scholarship Program and we also provide other contributions through our Community Outreach Programs.
Volunteers. We need volunteers to assist with our Reading, Writing and Rewards Program 
CEO/Executive Director Statement


Alpha Phi Alpha believes in nurturing leaders of tomorrow with primary focus on education. We believe in raising the bar for young people at an early age. We began that quest by engaging elementary school students to improve their reading and writing skills. We partnered with University of Kentucky and Fayette County Public Schools to implement our Reading, Writing and Rewards program at William Wells Brown Elementary School. Through this partnership we are working diligently to make sure children who need extra help in reading and writing are afforded the resources, primarily with 1 to 1 adult mentoring along with incentives to improve their reading, comprehension and writing skills. Students select the books they want to read, write a summary and are graded on the writing. We meet with students one day a week to serve as mentors and offer encouragement to continue striving for excellence.  

Through our educational programs, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the Alpha Beta Lambda Education Foundation also provides Lexington youth with meaningful connections with positive mentors to help create the self-awareness and self-confidence needed to achieve their dreams. “Project Alpha” is workshop that provides middle and high school males an opportunity to have a safe environment to dialogue about manhood, sexual responsibility and relationships. The workshop is a unique mentoring program, presenting African-American men as positive role models for the next generation. In addition,

Alpha Beta Lambda Education Foundation works collectively to raise money in order to assist those who have demonstrated their potential lending financial support towards fulfilling higher education aspirations.  


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has for decades molded individuals into becoming great leaders. While continuing to stress academic excellence, the fraternity also recognizes the need to help correct the educational, economic, political and social injustices that exists today.


Volunteer mentors and tutors                                                                   

School Supplies/books

Snack Donations for programs and events

Board Chair Statement

        Greetings from the Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter Lexington, Kentucky.  As men of Alpha, we continue to uphold our fraternal mission in developing leaders, promoting brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy to our community. This year will not be without its challenges in our community.  We will strive to improve educational achievement with our Reading, Writing, and Rewards program. This program challenges young minds to embrace learning with fun and enthusiasm as well as experience the rewards that come from hard work and dedication. We will also focus on various educational advocacy programs within the community based on the objective of some of our National Programs: Go to High School, Go to College, Project Alpha, and Brothers’ Keeper.

        This year I would like to pose a personal challenge for my fraternal brothers of Alpha as well as all men in the community to take a personal inventory of self. What are some personal goals that we as men are trying to accomplish in the following areas as husband, father, mentor, personal health, and spirituality?

        As men, let us continue to strive for ways to improve ourselves as well as make our homes and community a better place.


 Jai Gilliam, M.D.  President

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Education / Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Tertiary Organization Category Education / Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Geographic Areas Served
Lexington-Fayette County/Central Kentucky
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter and the Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter Education Foundation holds steadfast to the purpose of being "servants of all." While the organization aims to promote the professional development of its membership, our quintessential goal is to foster a brotherhood that is well equipped to serve its community with an aspiration to improve the lives of all mankind. While we strive to encourage excellence among all our members, we hold dear to our hearts the need to nurture and develop those young people, at all grade levels, who will become tomorrow's leaders. Through our educational programs, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Alpha Beta Lambda chapter Education Foundation provide youth with meaningful connections with positive mentors to help create the self-confidence needed to achieve their dreams.  
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? We will continue the Reading, Writing and Rewards Program, Project Alpha and continue to provide academic scholarships. 
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? Through our Community Outreach Programs and the resources generated from our fund raising activities, grants received and donations.With cooperation from William Wells Brown elementary School, we conduct su
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? With cooperation from William Wells Brown Elementary School, we conduct student surveys and analyze and compare data from the student MAP scores.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
  2013-14 School Year
A total of 25 (out of 29; 86%) students that were tested in the fall showed improvements in their scores by the winter testing.
Nearly 60% (17 out of 29) showed an increase in test scores between the winter 2013 and spring 2014 testing.
Fifty-five (55%) percent (16 out of 29) had consistent increases in test scores over the three testing periods.
Board Chair
Board Chair Randall Vaughn
Company Affiliation Gray
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Board Members
James H. Atkins Community VolunteerVoting
Bobby Bell Community VolunteerVoting
Myron Biddle RetiredVoting
Vincent Butler Community VolunteerVoting
Ivan Butler ToyotaVoting
Gregory Chery Community VolunteerVoting
Coy Conner Community VolunteerVoting
Peter Doyle Community VolunteerVoting
Dr. Jai Gilliam Community VolunteerVoting
Gerry Harris Community VolunteerVoting
Charles Holloway Community VolunteerVoting
Lee A. Jackson RetiredVoting
Dr. Rodney Jackson Community VolunteerVoting
Toby Jenkins Community VolunteerVoting
Dr. Kenneth Jones Community VolunteerVoting
James E. Lee, Jr. RetiredVoting
Daryl Love Community VolunteerVoting
Abdul Muhammad Community VolunteerVoting
Daniel Pierre Community VolunteerVoting
Alvin Seals RetiredVoting
Wilfred T. Seals RetiredVoting
Obie Taylor Community VolunteerVoting
Jonathan Thomas Community VolunteerVoting
Kenneth Vereen Community VolunteerVoting
Emmanuel WashingtonC Community VolunteerVoting
William H. Wilson RetiredVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 28
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 28
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 55%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Dr. Don I. Tharpe
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Standing Committees
CEO Comments Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter Education Foundation Conflict of Interest Policy
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Randall Vaughn
Term Start Jan 2016
Experience Chairman-President Gray Architects & Engineers P.S.C. 
Co-CEO Lee A Jackson
Term Start Jan 2016
Experience Retired Government - Union Presideent
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 0
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Description Provide Scholarships to male high school seniors
Budget 2000.00
Population Served , ,
Program Long term Success Helps provide financial resources towards a college education.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $90,000.00
Projected Expenses $65,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$13,494$18,747$19,157
Administration Expense$4,226$4,529$3,995
Fundraising Expense$57,222$65,231$59,022
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.900.951.16
Program Expense/Total Expenses18%21%23%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue85%78%65%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$70,778$782,888$81,081
Current Assets$71,492$76,669$81,081
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$70,778$782,888$81,081
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
Address PO BOX 1248
LEXINGTON , KY 405881248
Primary Phone 859 539-5337
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Randall Vaughn
Board Chair Randall Vaughn
Board Chair Company Affiliation Gray