The Ivy & Roses Community Fund partners with the Pi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to host a biennial signature event celebrating the contributions of African Americans in performing and visual arts. Monies raised through the signature event support community programs.

The 2019 Signature Event, themed “Black to Broadway,” was held at The Fairmont on November 1, 2019. Thank you to everyone that came out and made the event a success!

IRCF fundraising events have included:


2019 – Through the Years…Black to Broadway
2017 – Through the Years…The Power of a Dream…Celebrating HBCU Artists
2015 – Through the Years…Celebrating the Arts (Local Artists)
2013 – Through the Years…An evening Honoring Pearl Cleage
2011 – Through the Years…All the Jazz
2009 – Through the Years…Live from the Harlem Renaissance
2007 – Through the Years…The Evolution of the Motown Sound
2005 – Through the Years…A Tribute to Nina Simone


2018- Nina Simone: Four Women

The Signature Event has supported…

  • Scholarships for college-bound high-school seniors and non-traditional students, including first generation college students
  • U.S. Census awareness
  • The first playground at a local elementary school
  • Domestic violence awareness
  • Community-building organizations, like the YMCA,  the Spelman College endowed Scholarship fund and the Clark Atlanta University Guild Scholarship