President’s Letter

IDSEF Board President Bro. Larry J. Henderson

Greeting Friends and Supporters,

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the 200 plus member of the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. (IDSEF), named in honor of one of our distinguished charter members of Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.  The Foundation has supported scholarly activities for more than 30 years and remains committed to recognizing and rewarding deserving youth for academic excellence and supporting their educational pursuit at the collegiate level.

The Fund operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, funding educational scholarships, loans and other types of financial aid to worthy individuals, both undergraduate and graduate.  We also assist community groups and individuals in educational, civic improvement and charitable activity.  To that end, we accept donations of money, property, real and personal for educational and charitable purposes.

The Fund is designed to provide opportunity to those in need and as the economic divide widens and education costs soar, the IDSEF mission continues to be more critical to the community in which we serve. Although the need for our services has grown exponentially, our strategic vision remains clear and our mission remains unchanged:

Support higher education and reward academic excellence through scholarships and grants. The IDSEF accepts its responsibility seriously to stand in the gap and provide economic assistance to our college bound youth so that they may have the opportunity to achieve their dreams of a higher education and prepare themselves for roles as our future leaders. To date the IDSEF has awarded over $180,000 to more than 130 deserving young people, who have gone on to graduate from colleges and universities of their choice and become productive, high performing, impactful citizens locally, nationally and internationally.

It is with deeply rooted dedication to educating our youth and providing a path for success, as demonstrated by Mr. Ira Dorsey and his passion for improving the human condition through education, that the IDSEF continues to provide scholarships and academic opportunity. And it is because of generous support from individuals, corporations and philanthropic organizations that the IDSEF can remain focused on our vision and successful in the execution of our mission.

I ask that you join us and support the future with an annual donation.  Thank you in advance for your generosity and shared vision of making a difference for our youth!

Sincerely Yours,

Larry J. Henderson

President of the Board of Directors

Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc.