L to r: Dan Daley, City Commissioner of Coral Springs, Olivia Hilton, Barbara J. Thomas, Luwando Wright-Hines and Mayor Vincent Boccard, City of Coral Springs.
A Plus Foundation, Incorporated, charitable arm of Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was recognized during a special section of the city of Coral Springs Commission Meeting, February 19, 2014.
Recently, the foundation actively participated in the city’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration of activities; where the renown Wil Haygood was the luncheon speaker. Haygood is a Washington Post journalist and associate producer of the “Butler”, directed by Oscar-nominated director, Lee Daniels. Moreover, in 2009, Haygood’s Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson was named a Best Book of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Parade and the Washington Post. “Living the Dream through Service” was the theme of the weekend celebration.
The foundation board members were elated to participate in the weekend of service activities, as one of its Emerald sponsors. The foundation, a 501 (C) 3, sponsors and facilitates the chapter’s programs, initiatives of its international organization and provides in excess of $11,000 annually in scholarships for the chapter’s recipients.
In attendance and accepting the award were Luwando Wright-Hines, president, Barbara J. Thomas, treasurer and Olivia Blake Hilton, member board of directors.