The Sharon K. Harvey Memorial Foundation (SKH) was established in 2005. The Foundation received its (501) (c) (3) status from the Internal Revenue Service in 2008. The SKH is the 501 (c) (3) entity of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Tau Eta Zeta Chapter (Baltimore, Maryland). Named in memory of sorority and chapter member, Sharon K. Harvey, the Foundation was organized to operate exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific, and literary purposes. The Foundation’s signature focus has been to award scholarships to college bound high school seniors as well as college students seeking to continue their higher education.
The SKH Board is comprised of Baltimore area professionals who are members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Tau Eta Zeta Chapter. Dedicated to the outreach efforts of the Foundation, each member is elected to serve for two years terms in office. The Board of Directors handles all of the business and affairs of the SKH Foundation.
The Sharon K. Harvey Memorial Foundation is committed to bringing positive change to the greater Baltimore community by providing resources and enhancing services. The SKH Foundation seeks to provide more opportunities for students, to include non-traditional learners, to receive scholarships to begin and continue their goals of obtaining a higher education.
The Advisory Council to the Board of Directors was established to assist the Sharon K. Harvey Memorial Foundation with the promotion and accomplishment of the Foundation’s objectives. The Advisory Council assists with appropriate educational research, community service projects, and fund raising. The Council consists of outstanding persons in education, research, community action, philanthropy and/or persons who possess technical or professional skills necessary or helpful to the Corporation.
The Sharon K. Harvey Memorial Foundation initiatives help to improve the lives of children, families, and communities across the Baltimore-Metropolitan region.
Strategic investments which support educational programs and initiatives that provide increased access and exposure to resources for Baltimore area youth to improve educational outcomes.
Community investments which support domestic violence programs to celebrate survivors, support families, and advocate for policy change to end violence.
Strategic community partnerships designed to bring awareness to mental health issues, while dispelling myths and eradicating the social stigma associated with mental illness.
The Sharon K. Harvey Memorial Foundation awards scholarships to qualifying students from the Baltimore (Maryland) metropolitan area for educational study in institutions of higher learning. The Sharon K. Harvey Memorial Scholarship is awarded to college bound High School seniors; the Nichelle Scarborough Scholarship is awarded to students majoring is Nursing; the Tamara D. Harris Scholarship is a continuing education scholarship awarded to matriculating college students; the Rising Stars Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior with a documented disability (IEP or 504 Plan in place), and the Archonette Book Scholarship is awarded to all graduating seniors who are members of the Archonette Club of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Tau Eta Zeta Chapter.