2018 Founders Day Celebration

By Alpha House Inc. (other events)

Saturday, December 1 2018 7:06 PM 11:30 PM

Join us for a fun filled black tie affair as we celebrate the 112th anniversary of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and honor local leaders demonstrating Excellence in Advocacy and Education.  Honorees include:

  • Dr. William R. Hite, Jr. - Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia
  • Artwell - Since 2000 Artwell has supported more than 35,000 young people and their communities through multidisciplinary arts expression, education, and creative reflection.
  • Zahmu Sankofa - 2018 Linback Distinguished Teaching Award Winner 

7:06 PM: Cocktail Reception (open bar) followed by Dinner and Music by DJ Dommis

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Proceeds support the Alpha House Inc. - a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization   

Discounted Hilton hotel room rate of $129 available until November 9th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  Reserve rooms at 215.879.4000 or via Hilton website 

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities contact Gus Tolson at (215) 284-5642 or [email protected]


While continuing to stress academic excellence among its members, Alpha also recognized the need to help correct the educational, economic, political, and social injustices faced by African Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community's fight for civil rights through leaders such as W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others. True to its form as the “first of firsts,” Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945.

Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African Americans and people of color around the world.