Alfredda C. Delaney
Scholarship Brunch History
1929: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc charters the Alpha Pi Omega Chapter, which currently has more than 80 members who work and serve the greater Knoxville area.
1990: The Alpha Pi Omega Chapter hosts the first annual "An Affair to Remember." The chapter names the scholarship brunch in honor of Alfredda C. Delaney, a life member of the sorority, graduate of Knoxville College, educator, and community leader.
1993: The chapter establishes the Alpha Pi Omega Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, to better fulfill the sorority's mission of "service to all mankind."
1995: After fully funding a $100,000 scholarship endowment for Knoxville College in less than five years, the foundation shifted its focus to awarding approximately six scholarships annualy to high school graduates in addition to college, graduate, professional, and non-traditional students in the greater Knoxville area. Additionally, the foundation provides financial assistance to educational programs that satisfy one of the tenents of its mission.
2010: Alpha Pi Omega Foundation hosts the 20th Annual Alfredda C. Delaney Scholarship Brunch: An Affair to Remember.
2011- 2015: Alpha Pi Omega Foundation funding has been used to implement education-related projects for international programs such as A.S.C.E.N.D. as well as local programs such as the Knoxville Area Urban League's (KAUL) Shoes for School. The foundation has awarded $20,500 in scholarships since 2011.