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East Carolina Ivy Foundation, Inc.

Our Beginnings


East Carolina Ivy Foundation, Inc., an affiliate of the Iota Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc., supports programs fostering educational and scholarly endeavors, top-quality health status, economic fulfillment, and cultural and artistic enrichment in the City of Greenville and the surrounding communities of Pitt County.


Established December 12, 2012, the foundation, also known as (ECIF, Inc.), is a recognizable charitable foundation in the State of North Carolina with 501(c),3, federal tax-exempt status.


Signature fund-raising programs of the foundation include the Fashionetta Scholarship Program, a biennial, academic scholarship program and pageant for young ladies in grades 7-9 with interest in the pursuit of higher education following high school. Fashionetta has been the principal and signature fund-raising program for the Iota Kappa Omega chapter since 1974.


Since its chartering in 1972, beginning with a small complement of college-educated women devoted to locally carrying out the national ideals and program initiatives of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Iota Kappa Omega chapter now hails as a beacon of “Service to All Mankind” in Greenville and Pitt County.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first sorority founded by women of color, January 15, 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.  Today, it is an international service organization striving for global impact.


Our Vision

East Carolina Ivy Foundation, Inc. (ECIF, Inc.) envisions advancing life experiences through charitable activities that promote scholarship, wellness, and cultural awareness with community services and collaborative partnerships devoted to the support of people and the environment.



Our Mission

East Carolina Ivy Foundation, Inc. (ECIF, Inc.) creates sustainable programs and supports collaborative partnerships that enhance education, culture, and healthy living for all mankind.



Our Purpose

East Carolina Ivy Foundation, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable, scholarly activities and educational purposes to:


  • Promote scholarship and scholarly activities through the creation and sustainability of educational programs that permit fundraising for scholarships and awards earmarked for educational purposes. ECIF, Inc. solicits contributions, financial and non-financial; procures grants and awards to support health and health education initiatives, preserve the culture and provide cultural enrichment, and support scholastic programming.

  • Create and establish community programs and services that qualify as educational or charitable, and provide awards and contributions that support related programs and services

  • Promote public awareness related to national, state, and local trends in education, culture, and health

  • Fund expenditures for educational materials, supplies, equipment, wide-ranging capital projects and special projects to support educational, community, and charitable activities

  • Develop and implement advancement and fundraising for the benefit of community programs that promote, education, culture, environment and health


Capital Giving Over 46 Years


  • Ronald McDonald House – donated Pink and Green Room, 1988-89

  • Summer Moore Foundation/ United Cerebral Palsy Center of Greenville, 1984

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