Pearls of Service Foundation KY was established to support the programs of Beta Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), the oldest African American female Greek-lettered organization in the country, founded in 1908 to provide “service to all Mankind.” 

Since its founding, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has implemented programs of service impacting countless lives; and since its chartering in 1934, the Beta Gamma Omega Chapter of AKA in Lexington has sponsored programs to award scholarships for post-secondary education and has implemented programs to improve the health, wealth, and well-being of the citizens of Lexington and Central Kentucky. 

The Foundations signature programs, Miss Fashionetta Scholarship Program, AKA Fashion Show and the Annual Coretta Scott King “Spirit of Ivy” Awards luncheon held on the Saturday prior to the Martin Luther King Holiday.  These programs are structured to support the vision of the Sorority’s International Targets on a local level. 

Pearls of Service Foundation operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations under section 501 (3) (c) of the Internal Revenue Code (or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code).  

Quisha Ray, Pearls of Service Chair
Miss Fashionetta Scholarship Program
AKA Fashion Show
Annual Coretta Scott King “Spirit of Ivy” Awards luncheon


Raising funds for the future

The Beta Gamma Omega Chapter has also donated thousands of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars promoting service that positively impacts a large variety of organizations, individuals, and schools in this community. 


Our Board

Chair – Quisha Ray

Vice Chair – Dana Carter

Secretary – Open

Treasurer – Sonia Fullwood

Financial Secretary – Mary Murray

Parliamentarian – Francene Botts

Board Members: Donna George, Pam Black, Martina Martin, Marcia Gross, Shermeicka Bacon, Samanatha Anderson, Margie Wilson, Christa Dunn, Jasmine Jones

Due to COVID-19, all foundation meetings are held virtually until further notice.