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Board Members

Billy J. Buckner

Dr. Christopher Chisholm

Anthony Henderson

Paul Brown
Donald Porter 

Jeremy Richardson
Bobby Wynn




Since 2008, the Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable arm of the Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in the city of Fayetteville, NC, has dedicated its efforts to promoting education and serving the greater community.

The Foundation manages the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship created in memory of Bro. Dr. George L. Butler. Annually, the Foundation in partnership with the Cumberland Community Foundation (CCF) award scholarships to deserving African American male students in Cumberland County and Fort Liberty area. The Foundation also supports Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter's community-based education and mentoring programs.

The Foundation is committed to furthering the economic and charitable agenda of Epsilon Rho Lambda and national Fraternity while enriching the lives of those who live in Cumberland County and its surrounding areas.

Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation

Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation

PO Box 2311

Fayetteville, NC


Phone 910.364.8700

Alphas raise money for education endowment!


The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter, Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation, has raised nearly $13,000 for education by hosting its 20th charity golf tournament on Friday, September 8, 2023, at the Gates Four Golf and Country Club in Fayetteville, North Carolina.


The funds raised from the tournament will go towards supporting the Chapter’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship, which was created in memory of Dr. George L. Butler, DDS. Bro. Billy Buckner, committee member, expressed his gratitude towards the golfers, sponsors, and all those who supported the tournament to raise money for the scholarship. He also thanked the management and staff of Gates Four Golf and Country Club for being gracious and supportive hosts.


The winners of the tournament were Harold Lassiter, James Graham, Ben Bullock, and Mike Eason who secured the 1st place with a score of 59. Other winners included Truman May for the Putting Contest, Zaidybelle Sanchez for the Closest to the Pin (Women), Miken Williams for Longest Drive (Men), and Dee Mosby for Longest Drive (Women). Unfortunately, no one won the Hole in One prize.

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship

The Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., manages the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship in memory of Bro. Dr. George L. Butler, DDS, to make college accessible to deserving male students. Since the mid-1980s, the Chapter has awarded nearly $100,000 in scholarships to deserving greater Cumberland County and Fort Liberty area African American students. The Cumberland Community Foundation Inc., in partnership with Epsilon Rho Lambda chapter administers and disperses scholarships annually.


To qualify for this award, the following criteria must be met:

  • African American male

  • Graduating high school senior from Cumberland County or the Fort Bragg area

  • Accepted to a 4-year accredited college or university

  • Not a family member of the selection committee


The following priorities are considered when the application is reviewed:

  • academic achievement

  • academic potential

  • financial need

  • community involvement

  • leadership activities

  • future plans


To be considered, applicant must write an essay of 500 words or more describing why  he is seeking higher education and what his plans are after he receive his degree.


This is a non-renewable scholarship.


Award: $1,000


Deadline: March

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Ways to give

Credit card – Give $25 or more through the online catalog by clicking on the Donate Now button coming November 20th at 9am through November 29th at 5pm. 

Check – Write your check payable to "Cumberland Community Foundation" with "GivingTuesday" in the memo. Make sure to include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship / Giving Tuesday. Checks must be received by CCF no later than November 29th (5pm) to be eligible for a match. Mail checks to CCF, PO Box 2345, Fayetteville, NC 28302.


Drop off checks at CCF, 308 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 using the secure mail slot located on the front, street-facing side of our building. This mail drop is accessed only by the staff of CCF. 

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Justin Williams will attend North Carolina Central University.


Foundation Awards Scholarships

Congratulations to our 2023

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship created in memory of Bro. Dr. George L. Butler, DDS. Scholarship recipients: Anthony Jones, Nathaniel Meshaw, Justin Williams, Shamar Curry, and Guillermo Acevedo. Students received their scholarships in a Cumberland Community Foundation Awards Presentation today at the Botanical Garden. Each young man received a $1,000 scholarship. Well done and best wishes as you continue your education goals. Onward and Upward Always!

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Anthony Jones will attend North Carolina

State University.


Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation

PO Box 2311

Fayetteville, NC


Phone 910.364.8700

With your assistance, we can continue to enhance the lives of those in Fayetteville and its surrounding counties. Please help us to support our children to achieve their educational dreams of graduating from college and to support numerous charitable initiatives to support those less fortunate citizens in our communities. Every dollar counts!

Your Gift is Secure

The Foundation is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All funds raised go directly to education and charitable programs. The Foundation does not share, sell, distribute the data collected to transact this payment with any third-party. You may donate to the Foundation with confidence your donation us secure. You may select where to ditrect your funds. You may also help fund the Dr. G. L. Butler endowed scholarship. You can donate online at the Cumberland Country  Community Foundation or check made payable to the ERL Foundation.



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