Aureus Gala

Eta Lambda Celebrates Service, Leadership, Scholarship, and Mentorship with Signature Gala

The Eta Lambda Chapter celebrated its 97th Anniversary with its inaugural Aureus Gala on May 20, 2017 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Hotel. Nearly 300 guest attended the Black Tie affair, which also commemorated the 10ht Anniversary of the Chapter’s Mentoring Program. The event grossed over $70,000 to support the Chapter’s scholarship initiatives and mentoring program. The Chapter established awards in honor of the late Brother Ozell Sutton, who served as the 26th General President and the late Brother Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr., who was Atlanta’s first black mayor. Noted Civil Rights Activist and Minister Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery was the first recipient of the Ozell Sutton Humanitarian Award and Georgia-Pacific Foundation President Curley M. Dossman was the first recipient of the Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. Leadership Award. Brother Alan Wiley was recognized as the Chapter’s Brother of the Year and Brother Shamari Southwell the first recipient of the College Brother Emerging Leader Award. Celebrated actress Dawnn Lewis was the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. Brother John J. Funny chapter president, and Brother Joe Patterson, president of the Alpha Atlanta Scholarship Foundation presented $24,500 in scholarships to local area high school graduates and students from their mentee chapters (Alpha Rho, Alpha Phi and Zeta Mu).

Min. Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery receiving the Ozell Sutton Humanitarian Award

Eta Lambda awarding scholarships to graduating mentees in the Atlanta area.