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Purpose and Mission of the Hortense B. Perry Foundation, Inc. 

The Hortense B. Perry Foundation is an educational foundation that provides scholarships and grants to college bound high school seniors that live in the Louisville Metro area. The Foundation also promotes and provides programs for youth and families in our community. In addition to funding and supporting the target programs of the Eta Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., signature programs include, but are not limited to, the AKA Read-In, Little Miss AKA, Salute to Women and LEAF – a program of encouragement and self-improvement to middle school girls.

The Hortense B. Perry Foundation is a 501 C3 Charitable entity of the Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

The primary purpose of the HBP Foundation is the promotion of “high scholastic” achievement for high school girls and college women. In 2017, $60,000 was awarded to high school seniors and college students through direct and book scholarships. Funding also is provided to the Black Achievers Program for a four-year scholarship for a high school senior.

Eta Omega and the Foundation desire to develop a signature address in the California neighborhood serving the respective memberships and the broader community. The primary purpose of the facility is to provide a headquarters and community center for Eta Omega to carry out its mission “To be of Service to all Mankind.”

In September 2017, the Foundation purchased land on Dixie Highway between St. Catherine and Prentice Streets as the site for this facility. The Foundation also kicked off its fundraising campaign to raise the $4 million needed for construction and finishing.

For information on how you can be a part of this endeavor, contact Christie McCravy, Building Committee Chair, at 502-494-1146 or Natalie White at

2018 Hortense B. Perry Scholars