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The Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education was founded in 2004 by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Xi Theta Omega Chapter to provide relevant community programs in the Arlington, TX and surrounding communities and to enhance the educational and personal development of youth and provide financial assistance to students pursuing higher education.


On September 21, 2019, we will be celebrating 15 Years of Standing out in Service and Scholarship in the Arlington Community.  The event will be held in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the University of Texas at Arlington at 6:30pm.   We are excited to have The Honorable Andrew Gillum as the Keynote Speaker this year!  He is the former Mayor of Tallahassee, FL and the 2018 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate.


The Fundraiser will raise funds for our free community programs that targets nearly 500,000 households in the DFW area.  These programs include the Family Expo that addresses the growing need for financial responsibility and health awareness, the YES! Summit, which is teen focused event that provides educational workshops and resources to hundreds of youth and parents, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® HBCU Endowment.

This year’s celebration also helps to raise funds for scholarships through a Silent Auction for the youth of Tarrant County, which includes the Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship that is awarded to a female high school senior; and the Honorable Elzie Odom Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship that is awarded to a male high school senior. 


In partnership with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Xi Theta Omega Chapter, we will highlight and celebrate our 2019 Community Award Winners who have made significant strides through their service in the Arlington community.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available that will provide you and/or your company with an event that can help connect with your target audience, and/or heighten your organization’s image. It is about being a good corporate citizen while at the same time gaining access to people who may want to do business with your organization.  We are seeking your financial support as an Event Sponsor, provide an In Kind donation, or Advertise in our Commemorative Ad Book.


Please also consider supporting our “$15 for 15” Raffle, where for every purchase of a $15 raffle ticket, you get an entry into our raffle with a number of different prize options. Proceeds from the raffle will go towards our HBCU Endowment initiative.


Thank you in advance for your support to help us continue our legacy of scholarship and service in Arlington, TX and the surrounding communities!


Tamika W. Tutt



Myla E. Tolbert

VP Fundraising


Bridget Peaco

VP Business Support

A Special Thanks

to our Sponsors!



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Florida A&M University National Alumni Association-DFW Chapter



Happy Smiles Dentistry (Souvenir Sponsor) | JDG Wealth Management Group (Bar Sponsor)

Lesa Pamplin Law Firm (Bar Sponsor) | Dr. Bridget Peaco & Family (Band Sponsor)

AKA Family Legacies of Myla English Tolbert (Decorations Sponsor)|



Two Corners Consulting | Chris Tolbert Law Firm | James Willis Photography | Omega Steam |

The Rod See Mortgage Group (2) | Tamika W. Tutt, Realtor & AFEE Foundation President

Dr. Shawn Emerson Simmons, Chairman AKA International Impact Days | Kamaria’s Krew

McDowell Funeral Home, LLC-Hillsboro and Waco | Beta Alpha AKA Alumni-DFW

 Ms. Joya Hayes, Former AKA International Chairman-Graduate Advisor’s Cert Committee

DJ’s Print & Promo | Dr. Sylonda D. Burns, Xi Theta Omega Chapter President

Bridge2Greatness, Inc.-Bridget A. Roberson CEO/Founder | TJs Catfish & Wings

Law Office of Andrea Kelly | Cerone Lacey Photography | The Clayton Law Firm, PC

DiAndria J. Green, Esq | Jackson Quality Janitorial Sales & Service | Good Hair Day Salon

Uniquely Gifted Chic Boutique | BPolished Beauty Supply | The Stoglin Group, Inc.

Step By Step Dance Studio-Lisa Thompson & Erica Thompson, Directors

United States Representative Marc Veasey | In Memory of Aubrie Leigh Harris

The Stewart Realty Co.-Lee Stewart, Licensed Realtor-Brokered by EXP Realty (2)

Family of Myla E. Tolbert | Jazzella McKeel Photography



 Primerica-Tarea Doty | Jessica Robinson | Paramount Affairs

Stacey Jourdain | HD Quality Remodeling, LLC | Bashias Beauty Lounge | Head 2 Toe Fitness

Terry and NaTasha Carter | Aesthetic Impressions, LLC | Ellen McCall Bartley

LaSteshia Ekeocha | AAA Investigations, Inc. | Superheroes Wear Lab Coats

 Kevin Collins VO | AW2 Productions | Team Collins-Rene, Nicole & Kayla | Carmen Charles

Stella & Dot-Valerie Hatcher | Kyndra Palmer | Texas Allstars Volleyball Club

Accel Sports and Performance | Events By Nita | Author Mel Brown McGinnis | Felicia Porter

Mrs. Alverta Dixon, Xi Theta Omega Charter Member | River City Business Alliance

William & Sandra Keys | Stephanie Hawthorne | LaDonna Thompkins | Raequael Anderson

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