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Positively impacting our communities by providing a variety of special programs that include Student Scholarships, one of the largest Historically Black College Tours, an annual youth Talent Hunt, and a celebration of outstanding community role models through our Achievement Awards Dinner. Read more...

 Applications are now being accepted

The Foundation is proud to support the Iota Phi Chapter's annual high school Talent Hunt. This event provides exposure, encouragement, and financial award to talented Pittsburgh area young people participating in the visual and performing arts. The specific categories are dance, drama, vocal, musical instrumentation, and the visual arts. Past participants have gone on to perform or showcase at the Apollo Theater, Radio City Music Hall, and other notable venues across the country.

Cash prizes are given in each category and to the overall winner. Deadline to receive applications is February 17, 2020. Click the links to download the application and parent consent forms.

2020 Talent HuNT APPLICATIOn

2020 TALENT Hunt Parent Consent

Thank you to the United Rays Corvette Club

Each year, for nearly 25 years the United Rays and their friends have donated toys to the Foundation in its support of the Iota Phi Chapter Christmas Celebration.
(Shown left to right: Ernest Groover*, Frederick Crawford, Jessie Jenkins, Louis McCauley - URCC President**, Eric Anderson, Michael Harrell) *Member of URCC and IPF, Member of URCC, ** Member of URCC

Christmas Toy Giveaway

$12,000 Matching Gift Caps Off Successful Scholarship Awards!
Thank you to Dr. Charles DeShazer and Regina DeShazer for their tremendous matching gifts! Dr. and Mrs. DeShazer were so impressed with how outstanding the award recipients were that they announced, during the event, that they would match each scholarship given by the Iota Phi Foundation this year. This means that each of the six recipients will receive $4,000 each towards their advance education goals. Dr. DeShazer received our 2019 Exemplary Service Award for Medicine. Read more about the our honorees, scholars, and Achievement Awards Dinner by clicking here...

Achievement Award Honorees

2019 Student Scholars

Achievement Awards Dinner

Over $350,000 awarded to date in merit-based scholarships to college bound African-American high school graduates READ MORE...

Providing over 5,000 families in need with complete Thanksgiving dinner baskets - serving more than 500 families last year alone

Across 25+ years over 6,250 kids have benefited from our Christmas program

Recognizing Pittsburgh community leaders in the areas of business, education, healthcare, law, community, social advocacy and... read moreAward Honorees 2019

 We greatly value partners and individuals who align with our mission and desire to make contributions in support. Please click this link to learn more about making your tax-deductible contribution.