Kappa Alpha Psi

Kappa Alpha Psi

In July 2005 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. announced St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as its national philanthropic partner. Since that time, members across the country have joined in the fight against pediatric cancer, sickle cell disease, and other catastrophic illnesses. Kappa Alpha Psi has answered the call to service by raising more than $400,000—representing the largest contribution that Kappa Alpha Psi has ever donated to charity.

Members of Kappa Alpha Psi have committed to raise $500,000 in support of the hospital’s sickle cell program. St. Jude has one of the largest pediatric sickle cell research and treatment programs in the world. St. Jude is the first known hospital in the world to cure sickle cell disease through bone marrow transplantation. Today, bone marrow transplantation still offers the only cure for sickle cell disease.

Members of Kappa Alpha Psi will reach out to churches in their local communities to host a Sunday of Hope during the month of January in support of St. Jude. January was selected because this is the month of Kappa’s founding. During the Sunday of Hope, churches will take up a special offering in honor of the patients and families of St. Jude.

At the 2008 ALSAC/St. Jude Board and Awards Dinner, Kappa Alpha Psi received the Volunteer Group of the Year Award for their efforts in the inaugural year of the Sunday of Hope program which secured more than 130 churches to participate and raised more than $280,000.



Grand Polemarch Dwayne M. Murray, Esq. receives Volunteer Group of the Year Award from Tony and Marlo Thomas, children of founder Danny Thomas and members of the ALSAC Boards of Directors and Governors.


Help Kappa make a difference

You can join Kappa Alpha Psi in its commitment to help St. Jude find cures and save children. Listed below are the Kappa Alpha Psi Provinces that are raising funds for St. Jude. Please click on a Province link to donate on behalf of a specific Province.

If you know of a church in your local Province or you would like to get involved in the Sunday of Hope program, please contact the appropriate Sunday of Hope leader, also listed below. You can also contact sundayofhope@stjude.org.


St. Jude Partnership Initiative Chairman
Prentice J. “Jerry” Siegel
Louisville Alumni
(502) 387-6530

Middle Eastern
North Carolina, southern West Virginia

Donate on behalf of
Middle Eastern province

Michael Brown
Raleigh Alumni
(919) 801-0983

Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Bermuda

Donate on behalf of
Eastern province

Neil Hudgins
Chesapeake/Virginia Beach Alumni
(757) 478-4964

Middle Western
Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma

Donate on behalf of
Middle Western province

Justin T. Wayne
Omaha Alumni
(402) 501-4024

Deleware, Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York, Germany, United Kingdom

Donate on behalf of
Northeastern province

Barkese Dalton
Queens Alumni

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Japan, Korea

Donate on behalf of
Western province

Sherman A. Gordon
Longbeach/Ingelwood Alumni
(805) 358-8680

North Central
Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota

Donate on behalf of
North Central province

Lyneir Cole
Chicago Alumni
(312) 307-4839

Arkansas, Louisiana, southern Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas

Donate on behalf of
Southwestern province

Levon A. LeBan
New Orleans Alumni
(504) 450-8596

South Central
Kentucky, Tennessee, northern Mississippi

Donate on behalf of
South Central province

Martin Truitt
Memphis Alumni
(865) 789-5472

Georgia, South Carolina

Donate on behalf of
Southeastern province

Hassan Pressley
Greenville (SC) Alumni
(864) 650-8681

Alabama, Florida, Virgin Islands, Panama

Donate on behalf of
Southern province

Efrem J. Hanson
Huntsville Alumni
(407) 761-1990

East Central
Ohio, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Donate on behalf of
East Central province

John Floyd
Akron Alumni
(330) 328-7505

Michigan, northwest Ohio, western New York

Donate on behalf of
Northern province

Desmon Daniel
Saginaw Alumni
(989) 980-0605

If you have any questions, please contact Brett Collins at (901) 578-2183.