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HOUSE of ALPHA - Restricted Fund

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On August 7, 2021 the ALF Board unanimously authorized the creation of a Restricted Fund dedicated solely to accepting restricted donations for the purchase and renovation of a property located at 105 Westbourne Lane, Ithaca, NY 14850 (the former Tau  Kappa Epsilon house; see photo gallery above). Built in 1927, this 13,000 sq. ft. house has four floors and sits on one acre of land.

As a result of a generous donation from an Alpha Chapter alumnus, this property has been secured for $1.6 million and we are currently working on a renovation plan projected to cost $4.0 million.

ALF is now accepting donations for this restricted fund to meet the needs of the capital campaign. We thank all supporters for donating generously toward this effort.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email us at


William M. Myles and Mark A. Michael

Fundraising Co-Chairmen

House of Alpha Capital Campaign

NOTE: ALF can accept donations in the form of securities (e.g., stock, bonds, mutual funds, etc.). Please contact Treasurer Glenn Gregory at for instructions on how to transfer your donation of securities to ALF. If you would like to donate via a check, please mail your check made payable to "Alpha Light Fund Inc." to address: Alpha Light Fund Inc., Attn: Dennis Mitchell, 123 Elm Street, Tenafly, New Jersey 07670


The Alpha Light Fund, Inc. (ALF) Board considers this event the third most important occurrence in Alpha Chapter history: Our Founding, Rejuvenation, and now, the House of Alpha a residential & life skills center in Ithaca, NY on or near the Cornell University campus.

The purpose of the House of Alpha to provide housing and a meeting space for community engagement, with priority given to historically under-represented racial and ethnic groups served by the mission of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and students attending Cornell University.


HOUSING – The building is an ongoing operation, and any affiliates that support it, will be financially self-sustaining enterprises with operations that are at least cash flow neutral.


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & REPRESENTATION – The house will offer residents a “sense of community” and be a readily available venue for Alpha Phi Alpha Alumni Brothers to meet and fellowship. The house will also reflect the history, legacy and story of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Chapter to residents and visitors.


LEGACY – The House will be well-maintained, and support current and leading-edge technology platforms ideally suited for student housing and learning. The structure, operations, and sustainability of the house will support existence for 100+ years.

The House of Alpha is both a residence and a leadership institute that will foster an environment of progress that moves America toward an equitable society. It is a cultural destination site: a place to develop Black and brown leaders, promote collaboration among allied organizations, and highlight academic excellence, while providing access to opportunities, uplift, and advocacy for youth and adults through programming, information, and services.


Budget & Costs
as of December 2023

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