Pearls of Service Foundation, Beta Gamma Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc
PO BOX 684
LEXINGTON KY 40588-0684
Contact Information
Nonprofit Pearls of Service Foundation, Beta Gamma Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc
Address PO BOX 684
LEXINGTON, KY 40588 0684
Phone (859) 272-0094
Contact Name Margie Wilson
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2014
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Ways to donate to Beta Gamma Omega (BGO) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. include:
1) sending a check to Pearls of Service Foundation, PO Box 684, Lexington, KY 40588-0684 to fund the scholarship programs and other AKA programs, such as support for HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), Women's Healthcare and Wellness, Building Economic Legacy, The Arts, and Global Impact. Other ways to donate include 
2) making donations of backpacks and school supplies for the AKA school drive; 3) donating jackets, socks, scarves and gloves for our seasonal wrap drive; 4) donating dolls or toys for our Christmas drive. 
 Individuals and companies are asked to purchase tickets to our major events, including: 
5) The Miss Fashionetta Scholarship Cotillion and
6) The Annual Coretta Scott King "Spirit of Ivy" Awards Luncheon. 
 In addition, individuals and businesses may purchase advertisements in the program booklets for the Miss Fashionetta Cotillion and for the "Spirit of Ivy" Awards Luncheon. 
For more information on Beta Gamma Omega events, please visit our website at
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Pearls of Service Foundation was established to support the programs of Beta Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), the oldest African American female Greek-lettered organization in the country, founded in 1908 to provide “service to all Mankind.” Since its founding, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has implemented programs of service impacting countless lives; and since its chartering in 1934, the Beta Gamma Omega Chapter of AKA in Lexington has sponsored programs to award scholarships for post secondary education and has implemented programs to improve the health, wealth, and well-being of the citizens of Lexington and Central Kentucky. For over 80 years, BGO Chapter has donated thousands of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars promoting service that positively impacts a large variety of organizations, individuals, and schools in this community.

Pearls of Service Foundation operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations under section  501 (3) (c) of the Internal Revenue Code (or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code).   
Background Statement

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) was founded on January 15, 1908 on the campus of Howard University by nine visionary women who had the desire to start an African-American Greek letter organization with the basic principle "to be of service to all mankind."  Since 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has implemented programs of service impacting countless lives.

Beta Gamma Omega Chapter, the local chapter of  AKA, in Lexington, Kentucky, was chartered in 1934, and since that time, the members of Beta Gamma Omega have worked diligently in the Metro Lexington community.  The BGO Chapter has sponsored dynamic programs, awarded numerous scholarships, and worked to improve the health and well-being of citizens of the Central Kentucky community.  For over 30 years, thousands of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars have been donated to benefit many in this community.  Benefactors have included the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Boys and Girls Club of America, Grace Coleman House, God's Pantry, Hope Center, Jarrett's Joy Cart, March of Dimes, MLK Memorial, Robert H. Williams Cultural Center, Salvation Army, United Negro College Fund, YMCA Black Achievers, YMCA Spouse Abuse Center, and several schools withing the district.  We are excited to implement the International Program Targets designed to help us fulfill our mission and live up to our purpose by promoting service in the spirit of our founders.  Beta Gamma Omega Chapter, along with over 300,000 AKA members in 1,021 chapters throughout the nation and 10 countries will address community needs with programs in the five target areas.
For detailed information on our upcoming programs and activities, please visit the ‘Upcoming Events’ page on our web site:
Impact Statement
Local chapters of AKA nation-wide work to implement five program targets under AKA's national theme, "Exemplifying Excellence though Sustainable Service." The five program targets that will focus of our efforts are: Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action: Target 2: Women's Healthcare and Wellness: Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy: Target 4: The Arts!: and Target 5: Global Impact. In addition, BGO Chapter dedicates volunteer hours and funds to our signature program, the CAP (College Admissions Process) Program.  In the CAP Program, BGO members help high school students navigate the college admissions process so students will be successful in their efforts to enter college.  Other areas of service include BGO's "Seasonal Wraps" drive, which supplies jackets, hats, scarves, socks, and gloves for children and adults: BGO's donations of dolls and toys for the fire department Christmas drive: BGO's provision of food and monthly volunteer hours at God's Pantry: and BGO's financial contributions and volunteer hours to the Alzheimer's Association, the American Heart Association, the Fatherhood Initiative, and other organizations, as well as the awarding of scholarships and book awards to college students.
Needs Statement
The top five needs of Pearls of Service Foundation to help  BGO Chapter of AKA accomplish its mission are:
1) Financial contributions to help expand our outreach programs and increase fundraisers, including Miss Fashionetta (a scholarship and mentoring program for high school females) b) a fashion show to raise money for scholarships, and c) The Spirit of Ivy Awards Luncheon (which honors Lexington area women who exemplify the spirit of the ivy).  For the Miss Fashionetta program, donations will help with transportation for a college tour for program participants, help participants in need of assistance to cover program fees, and help the Chapter cover costs for the six-month mentoring program.
2)  We need the public to purchase tickets to the Miss Fashionetta Scholarship Cotillion.     
3)  We need the public to purchase tickets to BGO's Annual Spirit of Ivy Awards luncheon and fashion show.
4)  We need companies and individuals to purchase ads for the Miss Fashionetta Scholarship Cotillion and the Spirit of Ivy Awards Luncheon, and the fashion show. 
5)  We need donations for our food drives; backpacks and school supplies for students; and seasonal wraps (coats, jackets, hats, scarves, and gloves) for adults and children.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Tertiary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit /
Geographic Areas Served
Fayette County
Central Kentucky
Franklin County
Jessamine County
Scott County
Woodford County
Beta Gamma Omega Chapter of AKA Sorority, Inc. serves the Lexington and Central Kentucky community. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Donna George
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
Board Members
Ms. Samantha AndersonCommunity ActionVoting
Ms. Shermeicka BaconCommonwealth of KentuckyExofficio
Ms. Pamela BlackEastern Kentucky UniversityVoting
Ms. Katina BrownFayette County Public SchoolsVoting
Ms. Dana CarterCommunity VolunteerVoting
Ms. Patricia CrawfordRetiredVoting
Ms. Sonia FullwoodCommunityVoting
Ms. Donna GeorgeGeorgetown College (adjunct faculty, part time)/ Retired Fayette County Public SchoolsVoting
Ms. Glenda Humphrey GeorgeFayette Urban County GovernmentVoting
Ms. Wenda HigginsRetiredExofficio
Ms. Kimberly Parker-BrownMidway UniversityExofficio
Ms. Quisha RayBMW BoardVoting
Ms. Margie Kennedy WilsonRetiredVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 15
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 56%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Ms. Pamela Black
Company Affiliation Eastern Kentucky University
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Standing Committees
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Donna George
Term Start Jan 2018
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 14
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
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
Former CEOs
Ms. Dana BranhamJan 2016 - Dec 2017

1.  Educational Enrichment

     HBCU Awareness Week, Tour, & Enrollment Drive
     One Million Backpacks & School Supplies
Program Success Monitored By

Examples of Program Success


2.  Health Promotion

      Pink Goes Red for Heart Health*
      National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk
      The Longest Day ~ Alzheimer’s Support Activities*
      Mental Health Awareness Day*
      Minority Mental Health Week


     God’s Pantry Volunteer Days
     Seasonal Wraps Drive
     Fatherhood Initiative/Restoration of Voting Rights Awareness
     Childhood Hunger Awareness Day*
     Buy Black Monday
     Minority Doll Drive
     Financial Literacy Workshops
Program Short Term Success


4.  Environmental Ownership

     Acts of Green
     1908 Playground Mobilization Day*

5.  Global Impact

       Coretta Scott King Spirit of Ivy Awards
       Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service*
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $29,499.00
Projected Expenses $29,499.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$8,938$0
Individual Contributions$14,045$1,700--
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues$825$380--
Special Events$5,397----
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense--$6,368--
Administration Expense$4,213$455--
Fundraising Expense$37,917$4,548--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.733.46--
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%56%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$18,340$29,596--
Current Assets$18,340$29,596--
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$18,340$29,596--
Form 990s
2019 990EZ
2018 990 EZ
2018 990 EZ
2018 990 EZ update
2017 Form 990
2016 990-EZ
2015 990-EZ
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address PO BOX 684
LEXINGTON, KY 405880684
Primary Phone 859 272-0094
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Donna George
Board Chair Ms. Donna George
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired