The Twenty Pearls Foundation’s signature fundraiser, A Hush Affair Silent Auction and Gala, took place  at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Hotel. This year marked the chapter’s 25th anniversary and the gala reflected such in the evening’s theme, “A Platinum Evening with the Stars.” The formal event featured live entertainment and an impressive silent auction and was well-attended by local political and business elite. The proceeds of the event benefitted  2018 scholarships as well as the many service projects that The Twenty Pearls Foundation facilitates in the East Point, College Park and South Fulton communities. In addition to raising lots of money for various scholarships, the annual event is formal without even hinting at being boring and is in short a lot of fun! The event should be on your calendar to help kick off the holiday season each year. Jarrard J of V-103 radio served as the Master of Ceremonies and Hank Stewart, poet extraordinaire received an award for his service to the community. Music was provided by flautist John Conner, whose wide-ranging repertoire from Fabo of D4L to Earth, Wind and Fire was a hit with the crowd.

The Twenty Pearls Foundation, Incorporated is the non-profit affiliate of Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The Foundation is comprised of all financially active members of Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter. The primary focus of the Foundation is to annually award college scholarships to deserving students. The chapter recently held their Pearls of Excellence Brunch at the Riverside Epicenter where they awarded $27,500 to outstanding students. Furthermore, the Foundation provides community service to the residents of East Point, College Park, and South Fulton, Georgia, through various program initiatives focused on addressing economic growth and development, mentoring young leaders, strengthening families, promoting healthy behaviors, highlighting health disparities and addressing global issues.

The president of the Tau Epsilon Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc is Ranada Robinson and the Co-Chairs of A Hush Affair 2017 were DiAnne Coggins and Ashley Thompson. More information on the The Twenty Pearls Foundation may be found at AKATEO.org/Foundation.