About Us

The establishment of a Foundation was presented and nurtured by Mrs. Lettie Galloway and Mrs. Ivanetta Davis.  The recommendation was approved and adopted by the members.  The Alpha Delta Omega Foundation, Incorporated was established in 1984.  The Foundation was incorporated on May 19, 1985.  A Tax I D Number was granted to the Foundation by the Internal Revenue Service in September 1985. In 2011 the name of the Foundation was changed to The Ivy Center Foundation of Nashville, Incorporated, The purposes of the Foundation are:

  1. To establish an organization designated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes
  2. To receive such donations and gifts from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Alpha Delta Omega Chapter, and from such other groups, persons, and organizations and to manage the use of the same exclusively for charitable, educational, and scholarship purposes, and
  3. To promote charitable and educational services as an association of members of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Delta Omega Chapter under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation operates under a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership of the Alpha Delta Omega Chapter.  The first Foundation funds were received from the 1985 Cotillion.

Over the years, The Ivy Center Foundation of Nashville, Incorporated has provided scholarships and donations throughout the Nashville community. It is also the sponsor of the Biennial Precious Pearls Cotillion which is held every other year. The 2015 Cotillion was held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Omni Hotel.


Former Chairmen

Lettie S. Galloway


Ivanetta H. Davis


Ervina S. Jarrett


Geraldine Butts


Pauline Spells


Beverly Barton


Cassandra T. Biles


2015 Board of Directors


  • Deborah Luter, Chairman

  • Minty Rich Ballard, Vice-Chairman

  • Gwendolyn Patrick, Recording Secretary

  • Jo Ann Jones, Corresponding Secretary

  • Patsy Parker Williams, Financial Secretary

  • Emmaline Sanderlin, Financial Secretary

  • Tonisha Franklin, Charitable Treasurer

  • Marlah Green, Ivy Center For Profit Treasurer

  • Kelly Sanford, Housing Treasurer

  • Marcia Mitchell, Management Team Chairman


  • Chyrall Dawson

  • Clara Elam

  • Judy Goldthree

  • Ann Haynes

  • Latrecia Jordan

  • Gwendolyn Sharp

  • Linda Bell Smith

  • Martha Stratton

  • Elizabeth Wortham

Ex-Officio Members

  • Bobbie H. Willams, Chapter President

  • Deborah H. Broadwater, Immediate Past Chapter President

  • Carletha McNeil, Scholarship Committee Chairman

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