Board of Directors


Hattie Mary Young



Ruth Dillard



Linette Dudley


Assistant Secretary

Brandi McNealy



Wynette Rogers


Financial Secretary

Margie Wade



April Knight



Eleanor M. Hunter



Loretta Darity



Teion Harrison




Deborah Leon



Lisa Mitchell



Joyce Shepherd Williams

President, Chi Upsilon Omega Chapter


The Ivy Connection, Inc.

The Philanthropic Arm of Chi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

About Us

The Ivy Connection, Inc. was established July 2005 through the effort of members of the Chi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,† Incorporated, who saw an opportunity to improve the quality of life in the Leon County and the Jefferson County Communities through expanded scholarships, services and programs. The 501(c)(3) status of the Corporation provides an appropriate platform for the implementation of the charitable and service activities sponsored by the organization. Some of these programs include† Pink Hat Community Tea, Miss Calendar Girl Program and Pageant, and the Pink AKAsion Scholarship Ball. These programs are implemented and executed in partnership with Chi Upsilon Omega Chapter and other community partners that share and support the Corporationís mission and goals.

The Corporation is headed by a board of thirteen dedicated, established women who are change agents and have proven records of professionalism and service to the community. Along with the other members of the Chi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, they have pledged their time, commitment and resources as volunteers to the Corporation in order to serve those in most need of assistance.