About Us

Beta Gamma Omega Chapter (BGO), chartered in 1934, has awarded scholarships for post-secondary education and has implemented programs to address health and wellness, voter registration, economic empowerment, childhood hunger, art appreciation, college admission preparation, global impact, and the well-being of the citizens of Lexington and Central Kentucky. 

BGO’s current membership is over 100 women of color who are business women, physicians, lawyers, educators, dentists, government employees, college/university professors, and others.  For over 80 years, the BGO Chapter has donated thousands of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars promoting service that positively impacts a large variety of organizations, individuals, schools within the district, and Kentucky State University, as well as numerous women and girls of color who have received scholarships to colleges and universities. 

BGO funds and implements its service and charitable programs through its 501(3) (c) nonprofit organization, Pearls of Service Foundation, Incorporated (POS), whose purpose is exclusively to implement the programs of BGO Chapter of AKA. 

The international Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® program theme for 2022-2026 is “Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood.”  The international program theme includes six program initiatives for BGO to implement that are designed to advance the mission of AKA and underscore our commitment to service.


The six program initiatives for 2022-2026 which are conducted throughout the year are:

These initiatives are designed to improve the lives of those we serve. We will work collaboratively to maximize our outreach on progressive endeavors and consistently produce leaders who will advance our credo of service. 

Previous BGO Presidents

Alberta Robinson

Susan Garr

Ethel Payton

Marietta Hunter

Sally Moore

Grace Harris

Lillian Delaney 

Janice Didlick 

Mae L. Cleveland

Evelyn Livisay

Dorothy Bottoms

Doris Brown

Katye Jenkins

Emma Butler

Charles Jones

Doris Brown

Katherine Rollins

Anna Conners

Teresa Searcy

Pauline Gould-Gay

Ida Nell Finch

Yvonne Fluker

Doris Brown

Joyce Owens

Valeria Swope

Mae L. Cleveland 

Yvonne Fluker

Joyce Owens

Zelia W. Holloway

Eugenia Johnson-Smith

Francene Botts

Dana S. Branham

Martina Martin

Miranda Scully

Lillian Bland

Bridgett Rice

Glenda George

Kim Parker-Brown

Shermeicka Bacon

C. Samanatha Anderson

When life’s hills become too steep to climb on my own, my sister takes my hand and reminds me that I didn’t have to climb it alone to begin with. Unknown
Valinda Livingston
pearl member

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