Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Kappa Epsilon Lambda Education Foundation, Inc.?
The Kappa Epsilon Lambda Education Foundation (KELEF) was incorporated in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in affiliation with the Kappa Epsilon Lambda Chapter (Prince George’s County, Maryland) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Organized as a non-profit organization, the Foundation was established to accept and receive monetary and in-kind donations from the public, exclusively in support of our charitable and educational endeavors. The Foundation strives to stimulate the ambition of the youth in Prince George’s County while preparing them to achieve success as they become productive members of their communities and society in general; with the hope, that one day these same students will be inspired to give back to the Prince George’s County, Maryland community.
Are my donations to the Foundation tax-deductible?
The Kappa Epsilon Lambda Education Foundation, Inc. is federally designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations made to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by federal law, provided that no goods and/or services were exchanged.
Upon making an online donation, you will receive an e-mail confirmation immediately, and the e-mail confirmation serves as your receipt for tax purposes. If you mail a check or money order, you will receive a written acknowledgment/receipt as verification of your gift to the Foundation to use for tax purposes.
Is it safe to donate online?
The Foundation is committed to ensuring that all financial transactions made through the KELEF website are safe and secure. As such, we only use the following verified and secure third-party payment processors to accept donations online.
All transactions are safe and secure, and utilize the highest levels of industry-leading online security and encryption.
Further, in an effort to increase safety and to ensure donor privacy, our entire website provides secure/encrypted communication between the client (you) and the server (website) which is evidenced by the icon in the URL/address bar of your browser.
More information on secure websites: https://www.digicert.com/blog/how-to-know-if-a-website-is-secure
How do I donate via check or money order?
Please make your check or money order payable to the Kappa Epsilon Lambda Education Foundation, Inc. and mail to:
Kappa Epsilon Lambda Education Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 7485
Largo, Maryland 20792
Where can I find financial information about the Foundation?
As a federally designated 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation provides details of our finances to the IRS via Form 990s and our annual reports. A quick snapshot of our reported financials can be found online at https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/521942133
What programs and/or services will my donations support?
The Kappa Epsilon Lambda Education Foundation, Inc. uses donations to the Foundation to fund programs, services, and initiatives that are vital to our core mission. We engage middle and high school youth in various youth development activities to include:
- leadership development,
- life-skills development,
- relationship building,
- financial management skills,
- sexual health awareness,
- academic enrichment,
- an annual college fair,
- scholarships for high school students, and
- holiday food delivery services to families in need.
Can I designate my donation to a specific area?
Donations may be targeted to support specific areas and can be designated during the giving process. The following areas may be designated for your gift:
- Alpha Academy
- College Fair
- Facilities Initiative
- Feeding Families Initiative
- KELEF General Operating Fund
- KELEF Member Contribution
- KELEF Scholarship Program
- Leadership Development Institute
- Project Alpha
- Project Solid Foundation
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What are the Foundation’s tax credentials for tax filing purposes?
Organization Name: Kappa Epsilon Lambda Education Foundation, Inc.
Organization Classification: Charitable Organization
Deductibility: Contributions are Tax-Deductible
Tax ID/EIN: 52-1942133
Combined Federal Campaign ID: 68508
Maryland Charity Campaign ID: 17615
Address: P.O. Box 7485, Largo, Maryland 20792-7485