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Ninth Annual Pink Hat Tea Will Support Scholarships for College-Bound High School Students

County Executive Rushern Baker, III and Others to be Honored for Alzheimerís Awareness Efforts

Washington, DC, May 25, 2018 --( The Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation, Inc. (PIEF), in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,® Xi Omega Chapter, will host its Annual Pink Hat Tea on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Renaissance in downtown Washington, DC. The Tea, now in its ninth year, will raise scholarship funds for college-bound high school students in the District of Columbia.

Each year, PIEF awards over $20,000 in scholarships to exceptional, college-bound high school students. The 2018 scholarship recipients are 12 outstanding students selected from seven DC public high schools and charter schools. As PIEF celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018, it has to date awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to hundreds of DC college-bound students.

The annual Pink Hat Tea is a festive gathering that brings together more than 700 members of Washington’s social and philanthropic community to raise scholarship monies and support a worthy cause. This year’s Tea will focus on Alzheimer’s Awareness, an international AKA Health Initiative, and honor Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and Loretta Anne Woodward Veney, author of the book Being My Mom’s Mom, for their efforts in raising awareness about the Alzheimer’s disease.

Additionally, the Tea will feature a hat fashion show curated by Rev. Georgiette Morgan-Thomas, owner of The American Hat Factory, LLC – the only Black-owned millinery factory in the United States. The event also will feature a silent auction, vendor marketplace, and live musical entertainment.

Established in 1988, the Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation provides scholarships to deserving college-bound high school students and continuing college students in the District of Columbia. PIEF is comprised of college-educated, professional women – dedicated community volunteers who have pledged themselves to serving the needs of District residents. PIEF serves as the fundraising arm of its sister organization, the Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,® through which it provides community grants.

Xi Omega Chapter is the oldest and largest graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® in Washington, DC. Established in 1923, the chapter has a membership of more than 400 professional women, who serve the District and surrounding communities. Xi Omega’s signature service programs focus on educational enrichment, health and wellness, family strengthening, environmental ownership, social justice, and global impact.
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