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Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation

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 established and manages the Dr. G. L. Butler Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Each year, the Foundation in partnership with the Cumberland Community Foundation awards four scholarships to deserving African American male students in Cumberland County and Fort Bragg area. The Foundation also supports Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter's community-based education and mentoring programs such as Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College, and Project Alpha.

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.

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Board Members

Billy Buckner


Dr. Christopher Chisholm


Anthony Henderson


Paul Brown



Donald Porter 


Jeremy Richardson



Bobby Wynn


Signature Programs

Project Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation partnered in 1980 to create this needed mentoring program. Project Alpha educates, motivates, and builds life skills for young men between the ages of 12-15 in the areas of individual responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

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Dr. G. L Butler Scholarship


The Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation awards one-thousand dollar scholarships to deserving greater Fayetteville/Cumberland County/Fort Bragg area minority male high school graduating seniors who aspire to achieve their educational goals at a regionally-accredited four-year institution of higher learning. The Cumberland County Community Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Foundation, disperses scholarships annually.

Congratulations to our 2022 Dr. George L. Butler Endowed Scholarship recipients (Hayward, Quinton, Deontra, Kenneth, and D'Shawn). Students received their $1,200 scholarships during an evening ceremony hosted by the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., at the Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville. We pray for each student and wish them the best as they pursue their college degrees and dreams. Well done young men. We could not be prouder of you and happy for your families. Onward and Upward Always!



The Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College program, established in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. Statistics prove the value of this extra impetus in making the difference in the success of young African American men, given that school completion is the single best predictor of future economic success. Through the Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College, educational initiative, young men recieve information and learn strategies to facilitate success.

Other Education & Charitable Programs

Other Education & Charitable Programs

The Gear-Up program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. The Gear-Up program targets 7th and 8th grade students at Douglas Bryd Middle School, Lewis Chapel Middle School, Nick Jearald Middle School, and Westover Middle School.


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The Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Development program works with middle school students to educate and develop skills necessary for success as they transition to their teenage years.


  • Supports Sandhills/Fayetteville Salvation Army Homeless Shelter.

  • Serves Thanksgiving meals "We are One Big Family Celebration" to homeless residents.

  • Prepares and distributes bicycles during annual Moses Mathis annual Christmas Bike give away

  • Supports community disaster and emergency relief support activities. .


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Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation

PO Box 2311

Fayetteville, NC


Phone (952) 292-4940

Donate Now

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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