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Beta Zeta Zeta Education Foundation, Incorporated


Mission Statement: The Beta Zeta Zeta Education Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of Beta Zeta Zeta (BZZ) chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. The purpose of the Foundation is to operate exclusively as a charitable and educational organization, to provide funding for scholarships to worthy students pursuing higher education; provide funding for community service activities and events to improve individual and community living standards; to provide funding for activities and opportunities that encourage the education, training, empowerment, health and well-being of women, youth, veterans, seniors and other disadvantaged people.

Vision Statement:  It is the Foundation’s vision to improve the lives of the members of the Greater Cincinnati community through educational programs and services.  

This Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and or scientific purposes under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Beta Zeta Zeta Education Foundation Programming

Scholarships: The Beta Zeta Zeta Education Foundation, Inc. currently provides scholarship opportunities to women seeking higher education. Each year the Foundation awards the Doris Larkin McAdams Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship provides tuition assistance to a graduating senior attending a four-year college or university. The Foundation also provides funding for Wilma E. Lacy Memorial Scholarship , established to provide tuition assistance to a non-traditional college student. The Foundation’s goal is to provide scholarship opportunities for all students, both young men and young women seeking to further their education. The scholarships will be funded via the philanthropic efforts of the Foundation and its partners.

Educational Programming: The BZZEF plans to work with local organizations to provide educational programs to women and girls in the Greater Cincinnati area. These programs may include Self Defense and Awareness programs, Finance Management and health and wellness initiatives. The Foundation will work closely with the Beta Zeta Zeta chapter to execute these programs.


In conjunction with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Beta Zeta Zeta Chapter, the Foundation annually supports the March of Dimes’ March For Babies and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk American Cancer Society’s Susan G Komen Foundation Race for a Cure.  Each November, the chapter partners with the international organization Samaritan’s Purse and their Operation Christmas Child (OCC) program. The OCC service consists of packing donated educational, personal items and toys in shoe boxes full of Christmas gifts for varying aged children all over the world.  

Foundation Leadership

President: Torie Wilkins

Vice President: Tiffani Byers

Secretary:  Constance Holt

TreasurerTiana Christman

Financial SecretaryCrystal Rivers

2020 Finer Womanhood Centennial Gala Donors

Michelle Sweat


Crystal Rivers


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Phi Psi Omega Chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Sigma Omega Chapter

Denese & Frances Benn
Darnae Carpenter
Tasheaya Ellison
Keisha Hicks
Stephanie League
Ernest McAdams
Kate Schroder for Congress
Doris M. Stokes
Top Ladies of Distinction
Dave & Yolanda Wess
Arron & Torie Wilkins


Yvonne Allen-Smith
Nabria Beasley
Pamela Bradshaw
Irvin Carney
Tiana Christman
Robin Cottrell Glenn
Tasheaya Ellison
Danielle Huey
Rochelle S. Johnson
Tim Lynem
Raynal Moore
Kevin Moore
Gina Reeves
Hannah Rice
Stevie Scott
Meagan Scott
LaTonya Springs
Kristen Taylor

Karlyn Wade-Richardson
Wayne Walker
Sharon Walker
Corin Walker Steele
Patricia Waller

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Contact Us

Beta Zeta Zeta Education Foundation, Inc., PO Box 16236, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216 

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