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About Us.

P.I.N.K. Ivy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable affiliate of the Zeta Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


The mission of P.I.N.K. Ivy Foundation is to empower residents of Portland metropolitan community through socio-economic development, health education and positive youth engagement. We accomplish this by partnering with Zeta Sigma Omega and other community organization to host community events, donate supplies and award scholarships. This year, our focus is youth engagement though our All Kinds of Action program. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the country’s first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women, was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University. The sorority was established to enrich and encourage the intellectual pursuits of college women. The ideal of high ethical standards, scholastic achievement, and dedication to “service to all mankind” continues to be the focus of the organization. 

Zeta Sigma Omega Chapter

Roberta Vann and LaVerne Bagley Brown, along with several other young women from the Portland area helped to charter Oregon's first chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Sigma Omega.


Zeta Sigma Omega was chartered November 25, 1955, has been providing various services throughout the communities of Oregon and Southwest Washington for over 65 years, emphasizing empowering families, building economic wealth, enhancing the environment, advocating for Social Justice and uplifting our community. 

Our Scholarships


Roberta Vann Scholarship

Roberta Vann was a former member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and the Zeta Sigma Omega Chapter.  

She offered her dedication to her community, love for children, and commitment to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. until her passing on April 24, 2003, Zeta Sigma Omega Chapter is honoring her by designating one of our scholarships, The Roberta Vann Scholarship. 


LaVerne Bagley Brown HBCU Schoalship

The LaVerne Bagley Brown Scholarship is a competitive award dedicated to supporting students who attend an HBCU. Individual scholarships will be awarded to students who will be attending an HBCU in the fall of 2023. This award is merit-based, and every application will be evaluated based on the student’s academic performance, civic and personal leadership, career goals, and financial need.

             Meet the Board

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