The Ivy & Roses Community Fund (IRCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by members of the Pi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. IRCF provides resources to individuals and community organizations in the greater Atlanta community. Since its founding in 2003, IRCF has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships and grants to students and community organizations in the Greater Atlanta area.

Our mission is to strengthen the social, economic and educational well-being of the greater Atlanta community. We partner with local community organizations to fulfill our mission and make a positive impact on the city of Atlanta.


    • ACTION Ministries
    • Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA
    • Atlanta Public Schools
    • Beverly Cunningham Outreach Program
    • Breakthrough Atlanta
    • Families First
    • Heifer International
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness
    • Park Pride
    • Partnership Against Domestic Violence
    • Urban League of Greater Atlanta
    • Verizon Wireless


  • Sherry Gearing, President

  • Kimberly Esmond Adams
  • Madelyn R. Adams
  • Nicole M. Adams
  • Maecher Bailey
  • Tabitha Carney

  • Melody Carter

  • Marsha Francis
  • Rita Gibson
  • Patricianne Hurd

  • Candy Moore
  • Marcia Nurse
  • Tori Silas

  • Susan Stegall

  • Connie D. Stevenson
  • Varita Suitt

  • Quilla Swint-Smith