Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Xi Omega Chapter Host 8th Annual Pink Hat Tea to Provide Scholarships to Students in Nation’s Capital


— The Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation, Inc. (PIEF), in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Xi Omega Chapter, held “It’s A Capital Affair” – 8th Annual Pink Hat Tea Scholarship Fundraiser Providing Support to Scholars in Our Nation’s Capital.

Proceeds from The Pink Hat Tea are used to specifically support the PIEF Salute to Excellence scholarship program for college-bound DC high school graduating seniors. In 2016, PIEF awarded $2,300 each to fourteen college-bound high school seniors and $1,500 each to eleven PIEF returning scholars. The 2017 event goal is to raise $35,000.

The Pink Hat Tea program featured an extraordinary hat/bow tie fashion show and exemplary silent auction. Former scholarship recipients shared how the PIEF scholarships benefited their lives.

For the second year in a row, Shomari Stone from NBC4 Washington, was the Celebrity Host!

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 290,000 members in 993 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Liberia, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany, South Korea, Bermuda, Japan, Canada, South Africa and Dubai. Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African-American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit

Xi Omega Chapter is the oldest and largest graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Washington, DC. Established in 1923, the chapter has a membership of more than 300 professional women, who serve the District and surrounding communities. Xi Omega’s signature service programs focus on educational enrichment, health promotion, family strengthening, environmental ownership, and global impact. These programs are the cornerstone of the AKAnational service theme, “Launching New Dimensions of Service.”