Since its inception, the Foundation has been dedicated to serving the Westchester-Rockland County communities through the theme of “Training for Leadership.” Today, the foundation’s focus remains one of assuming education, community, and social action initiatives in the communities where Brothers work and live. As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on donations and other fundraising efforts to enable our activities. Among its earlier credits, the Foundation has:

  • Established the Fordham University Chapter, Iota Rho of Kappa Alpha Psi,
  • Served as Big Brothers to Wiltwyck,
  • Provided over $200,000 in scholarship opportunities to college-bound students with need,
  • Served on the Pan-Hellenic council of Westchester-Rockland Counties
  • Aided in voter registration drives
  • Initiated a Kappa Youth Development League serving Westchester and Rockland County young men of color
  • The foundation maintains its own 501 tax-exempt certificate to aid in our scholarship fundraising activity
    The Lower Hudson Valley Diamond Foundation (the “Foundation”) and the New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. have awarded financial scholarships to graduating high school students seeking to further their educational pursuits for over 40 years. The Foundation serves as the not-for-profit/philanthropic entity of the New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni Chapter. This scholarship opportunity will be awarded to recipients each year, for four successive years, as long as the recipient satisfies the requirements and the academic standards set by the Foundation. When selecting awardees, the Foundation will take into consideration financial need, academic performance, involvement in the school community, and involvement in the community at large.

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