Chairman’s Message

Welcome to The Tau Lambda Chapter Education Foundation website

Thank you for your interest in The Tau Lambda Chapter Education Foundation (TLCEF) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. The Tau Lambda Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which focuses on scholarship programs and dedicated to the training and development of youth in the community,
Since its inception in 1978, the Tau Lambda Chapter Education Foundation continues to provide financial and academic support to students. The Foundation has award¬ed college scholarships to selected students, and has engaged in a broad range of community service programs aimed at student achievement, character and leadership development. The Foundation strives to assist students to realize their full academic potential and to improve their communities. Many of our program efforts start far before high school with students who seek academic excellence, positive leadership or dedication to community service. These efforts continue throughout their college and post-secondary careers as they are encouraged to serve others in order to improve communities.

The Tau Lambda Chapter Education Foundation serves as a vehicle through which donors can fund scholarships for deserving students. These generous donations have helped to turn dreams into a reality. During the past 25 years, the Tau Lambda Chapter Education Foundation awarded more than 70 scholarships in excess of $100,000. Gifts from donors have allowed the foundation to enrich educational opportunities for students in school districts across Middle Tennessee. Helping youth in this region of the county – characterized by significant diversity and variations of income, the foundation helps to support students who deserve an opportunity to obtain a college education. In addition, the foundation has assisted local Boy Scout and Cub Scout units; contributed to the scholarship funds of area universities, and to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). In 1999, the foundation established a $10,000 Tuition Assistance Scholarship Endowment Fund at Fisk University, and in 2003 established a $25,000 Tuition Assistance Scholarship Endowment Fund at Tennessee State University.

If you have made a financial contribution to the mission of the TLEF, we thank you. All gifts to the foundation are tax-exempt to the fullest extent allowed. We need your help to help others! To support our mission to strengthen our communities through education, we invite you to make a donation. Go to: http://www.taulambda-education.org. Also inquiries or donations may be directed to: The Tau Lambda Chapter Education Foundation, P. O. Box 281033, Nashville, Tennessee 37228.

Sincerely,

Terrance J. Gibson, Chairman
Tau Lambda Chapter Education Foundation