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Alpha Gamma Omega History

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter was chartered Saturday, October 1, 1927 by eleven members. It was the first alumnae chapter west of the Rockies and the largest west of the Mississippi. Today there are over 175 active members in the chapter.

Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter has the distinction of being the only chapter in Southern California to own a sorority house. The house, located in the Historic West Adams district of Los Angeles at 2615 Ellendale Place was purchased in 1960. The mortgage was paid in full in 1974. The house is maintained and operated by Alpha Gamma Omega, Inc. and is used for chapter meetings and various community activities.

From the time of its chartering in 1927, Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter has been involved with community issues and activities. Some past and current projects include the Los Angeles Job Corps, United Negro College Fund, reading projects in local schools, annual health fairs, joint chapter activities, Africare, Los Angeles Marathon, Southeast Symphony and Midnight Mission.

The members of Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter along with over 265,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are committed to high ethical standards and service to all mankind.

The Ivy Heritage Foundation, Inc.

The Ivy Heritage Foundation Foundation, Inc., formally known as Alpha Gamma Omega Foundation, Inc., was established in 1999 and is a 501(c)(3) organization. The foundation provides financial support to the charitable projects and programs of Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter solely or in collaboration with other service agencies. Through the foundation, Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter provides annually over $50,000 in scholarships to local high school graduates who are accepted to colleges and universities throughout the United States. CLICK HERE to view The Ivy Heritage Foundation, Inc. website.


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Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter
2615 Ellendale Place
Los Angeles, California 90007
(323) 737-8902 • info@akaago1927.org