What is the difference between the House of Alpha and Jewels Heritage Project fundraising campaigns?
These two projects are separate--but complementary--and are intended to be an interconnecting link to other memorials and locations around Ithaca, New York that recognize or tell the broader story of Alpha Phi Alpha’s history in particular, and also provide a broader context to the history of African Americans in general.
The House of Alpha, sponsored by the Alpha Light Fund, Inc, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is both a residence and a leadership institute that will foster an environment of progress that moves America toward an equitable society. The House of Alpha’s fundraising goal is $5.7 million.
The Jewels Heritage Project, sponsored by the Jewels Heritage Project, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is working to create monuments and memorials at two historic Ithaca, New York properties that were instrumental in the founding of Alpha Phi Alpha: 421North Albany Street and 411 East State Street. The Jewels Heritage Project fundraising goal is $4.0 million.
While there is a common thread between ALF and JHP, each initiative is managed via a separate 501c3 non-profit organizations and governed by separate, independent boards of directors.