The Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity that was chartered here in Columbia Maryland on March 1, 1975, was an extension and reaffirmation of those early Alpha concepts that the common bond of Brotherhood extend beyond college days and the commitment to serve is a lifetime obligation.
In November 1974, Brothers, who had previously gathered to form a search committee to pull together Alpha Men in Howard County, identified many Brothers in Columbia and in the surrounding areas. This effort culminated with the Chartering Ceremony on March 1, 1975, when thirty-four Alpha Men and their guests attended Kappa Phi Lambda Charter Ceremony. Brother Belford Lawson, Past General President, addressed the audience, installed the Officers, and presented the charter of Kappa Phi Lambda.
From that evening in March 1975, through today, the Chapter has grown and developed as a Brotherhood. In the true spirit of Alpha Phi Alpha, the Brotherhood continues to reach out creatively to serve the community. Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter dedicates itself to the spirit and precepts established by our founders.
Kappa Phi Lambda, in addition to supporting our National Programs, is involved in many local civic and educational activities in Howard County. We…
• Foster and promote financial scholarship programs for high school seniors, contributing over $170,000 in scholarships to deserving students, and give recognition awards to outstanding underclassmen in high school;
• Work in partnership with the Black Student Achievement Program and Oakland Mills High School;
• Sponsor youth basketball teams and Boy Scout troops;
• Support the NAACP, Howard County Center for African-American Culture, African-American Coalition of Howard County, and the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center;
• Run the Project Cornucopia Program to provide food baskets to needy families during Thanksgiving;
• Participated in many other noteworthy community endeavors
In an effort to involve the entire community in our scholarship fundraising activities, we host the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, every January. The event has grown from an attendance of 20 people in 1975 to over 1,000 today.
During the past twenty-eight years, individual Chapter Brothers have routinely served on many Howard County boards and commissions. Our efforts in Kappa Phi Lambda have been and are a part of the continued rich history of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
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