Signature Fundraiser

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Come out and help us Celebrate 20 Years of Service to Montgomery & Bucks Counties in style.

Community Impact

Scholarships, Grants, Focus Groups and other Programs geared toward assisting youth and adults in Montgomery County with their educational, leadership and artistic endeavors.

Rose Garden Campaign

The R.O.S.E. Garden is the Foundation's donor campaign that allows stakeholders to make fiscal contributions in support of our program initiatives.

The Foundation

The R.O.S.E. Foundation is a non-profit community organization whose charitable purpose is to secure resources to positively impact the quality of life for deserving women and their families.

Leadership

Latesha Colbert-Mack
Chairman

Cynthia Johnson Nelson
Vice Chairman

Nia N. Campbell
President

Jacqueline Anderson
Secretary

Stephanie Harris
Treasurer

Jay Hall
Financial Secretary

Stephanie Pompey
Legal Counsel

Frankie Alstin-Brooks
Board Member

Lorraine Baron
Board Member

Catherine Broach
Board Member

Lauren Carter-El
Board Member

Alicia Glenn
Board Member

Nakia Henderson
Board Member

Heloise Jettison
Board Member

Deidre Patterson
Board Member

Our History

The R.O.S.E. (Recognizing Opportunities for Service and Education) Foundation was established on June 12, 2002. Operations were officially established in September 2003.

The R.O.S.E. Foundation is a broad-based, nonprofit organization, who’s educational and charitable endeavors are supported and endorsed by the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Omega Chapter.

Goals / Objective

Empower women in transition to achieve greater economic security and self sufficiency for themselves and their families through initiatives that:

Build self-esteem through education, the arts and self empowermentBuild self reliance through economic awareness, financial literacy and health awarenessEnhance life skills in the areas of health, family dynamics, and economicsEnhance emotional competence and coping skills

Foundation Highlights

+ The R.O.S.E. Foundation would like to welcome their New Board Directors: Latesha Colbert-Mack, Cynthia Johnson Nelson, Nakia Henderson, Heloise Jettison, Lorraine Baron, and Lauren Carter-El.

+ The Board Directors would like to thank Ms.Selena Price-Kent for serving as the vice chairman and dedicating her time to the foundation.

+ The Board Directors would like to thank Ms. Huan Baum for her tenure as Secretary for the past 6 years. She has been a great asset to the organization’s growth, and we wish her the best in her future endeavors. Ms. Huan Baum's contributions, expertise, and dedication has been a benefit to the foundation.

+ The Board Directors would like to thank Ms. Michelle Patterson-Wilson for serving as a board member and dedicating her time to the foundation. We wish Michelle Patterson-Wilson the best in her future endeavors.

+ The Board of Directors would like to thank Ms. Sabrina Price-Powell for serving as president for four years, 2013 through 2016 and for her contributions, time, and expertise she has given to the foundation. Ms. Sabrina Price-Powell made a difference through her dedication and continued support of our programs. Her ideas, input, & enthusiasm were most helpful in assisting us in making valuable improvements.

+ The Foundation awarded $500 to the Women Veterans ROCK organization in support their efforts of continued professional development of female veterans. A Reception was held on December 6th for the grant presentation. 50% of the grant was used to provide a scholarship for 6 women to attend a Leadership Development Workshop. The remainder was awarded to Tiffany Johnson, a female veteran and employee for the Montgomery County Veteran outreach center.

+ The R.O.S.E. Foundation was a sponsor for the "Pink Goes Red" Heart Walk on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Plymouth Meeting Mall in Plymouth Meeting, PA. The walk is hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Omega Chapter of North Wales, PA in an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease in women. February 2, 2018 is National Go Red Day️. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ® has joined forces with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement to celebrate National Wear Red Day.

Community Impact

The R.O.S.E. Foundation is proud to have assisted youth and adults in Montgomery County through education based scholarships, community grants and special initiative programs. The R.O.S.E. Foundation has provided tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money since 2007 to deserving students in the Delaware Valley.

Scholarships

In collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Omega Chapter, continuing education scholarship awards are provided for students in high school or college, and to adults who are seeking to return to college.

The Dr. Betty James Robinson Youth Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a graduating high school senior residing in Bucks or Montgomery County, who has maintained a 2.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and who is experiencing financial difficulty.

The R.O.S.E. Scholar Scholarship (Recognizing Opportunities for Service and Education) is awarded to a student who is a graduating high school senior residing in Bucks or Montgomery County, who has maintained a 3.2 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and who exemplifies exceptional community service involvement.

The Second Chance College Scholarship is awarded to a student who resides in Bucks or Montgomery County. The student must be currently enrolled and has completed at least one semester of college. The student must be at least 21 years of age and hold a 2.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

The HBCU (Historically Black College or University) Youth Scholarship will be awarded annually to an African American high school senior residing in Bucks or Montgomery County with a minimum 2.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale who is planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited Historically Black College or University in the fall directly after graduation from high school who is in financial need.

Apply for our scholarships
Download the 2018 applications:

Dr. Betty J. Robinson

R.O.S.E. Scholar

Second Chance

Grants

The R.O.S.E. Foundation also provides grants and sponsorships for programs that match our mission and target groups.

The Dr. Wanda Lewis-Campbell Education and Leadership Grant is awarded to individuals or organizations who have made significant and sustainable changes in education and cultural systems. The organization’s goal should be to strengthen educational leadership through enhancement of student achievement and participation in the arts and culture.

Community grants are awarded based on the recommendations of members. If you feel your organization would meet the criteria, we encourage you to submit an application for consideration.

For more information or
to receive an application, please contact
Lorraine Baron
ltbaka@yahoo.com

Programs

In the past years, the organization has provided several programs and special initiatives within the community.

Education:
Young Authors Program at Willow Hill Elementary School. Volunteers from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Omega Chapter taught lessons to students about health, nutrition and fitness the first year of the Program, and economics the second year of the Program.

Leadership and Youth:
Co-sponsored a Dale Carnegie Leadership seminar for high school students who reside in Montgomery County, PA

Arts:
Grants to organizations that are in alignment with the Foundation’s Mission, such as the organization Danse4Nia

Focus Groups:
Incarcerated Women and their familiesMilitary Women (enlisted and veterans), and their families (to include military wives)

Tickets - $125

(plus $4 per ticket surcharge)

Proceeds benefit Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Omega Chapter's scholarships & program initiatives.

Venue

Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 354-8118

This is a signature event for The R.O.S.E. Foundation, the charitable arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Omega Chapter.

*Admittee acknowledges and agrees that admittance to this event acts as explicit permission for The R.O.S.E. Foundation and Phi Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to use their likeness, voice, image or statements in any form in connection with publicity, publication or use of any kind without compensation, acknowledgement or further permission.

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