Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded in 1908. The local alumni chapter, Beta Psi Omega, came in 1938. Last week at the Hilton Austin, BPO toasted its 75th anniversary with a sparkly gala that drew a record 850 guests. This club includes some notables, such as former state Rep. Wilhelmina Delco, current state Rep. Dawnna Dukes and United States Treasurer Azie Taylor Morton. My hosts took the forms of the irrepressible Toya Haley — always a person you want to see at any function — as well as foundation president Susan Johnson and chapter president Brigid Roberson. They helped explain where the money they raise will go, including scholarships named for Delco, a special arm of AIDS Services of Austin called Women Rising, and Project Green, which purchases and stores school supplies needed by kids at Oak Springs Elementary.
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