“Helping Young Men In Tampa Achieve Their Dreams.”
Purpose of the Foundation
The Tampa Alumni Chapter Guide Right Foundation will raise and mange funds dedicated to the long term stability and growth of programs of the Tampa Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. The Foundation, its independent Board of Directors and volunteers will undertake fundraising activities targeting local, regional and national philanthropic Foundations, individuals and businesses to secure gifts for long-term, non-operational, investments. The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization, to which contributions are deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as such Code is amended from time to time (the “Code”). The Board of the Foundation will manage all raised funds.
Relationship with Tampa Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
The articles of incorporation and by-laws of the Foundation clearly state that its sole purpose is to support programs and outreach efforts of the Tampa Alumni Chapter. The Foundation will work independently of the Fraternity while maintaining strong ties between the two organizations to meet established goals.
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The priorities for the Foundation are as follows:
- Raise donations from donors interested in the long term stability and success of the Tampa Alumni Chapter’s community programs.
- Manage the Foundation’s assets and resources.
- Devise policies, thresholds and procedures on when, how and what Foundations assets will be utilized to support programs of the Tampa Alumni Chapter.
- Increase awareness about the Tampa Alumni Chapter programs.
History of the Guide Right Program
The National Service Program Guide Right is a program for the educational and occupational guidance of youth, primarily inspirational and informational in character. Its reach extends to high schools and colleges alike. In the latter, giving due attention to the needs of undergraduate Brothers. Conceived in 1922 by Leon W. Stewart, and suggested at the twelfth Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Guide Right became the fraternity’s national service program. Jesse Jerome Peters, later to become the eighth Grand Polemarch, was chairman of the committee, during the administration of W. Ellis Stewart as Grand Polemarch. That insured adoption of the Program as the Fraternity’s National Service Project. The purposes of the Guide Right Service Program are to place the training, experience, and friendly interest of successful men, at the disposal of youth needing inspiration and counsel regarding their choice of a life’s career, while the community is made aware of the problems that may be encountered as these youth seek to realize lives of usefulness
Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, college preparatory programs, and tutoring. However, the Flagship Initiative of the Guide Right Service Program is the Kappa Leadership Development League.