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Board Members

Billy J. Buckner

Dr. Christopher Chisholm

Anthony Henderson

Paul Brown
Donald Porter 

Jeremy Richardson
Bobby Wynn

Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation

Since 2008, the Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable arm of the Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in the city of Fayetteville, NC, has dedicated its efforts to promoting education and serving the greater community.

The Foundation manages the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship created in memory of Bro. Dr. George L. Butler. Annually, the Foundation in partnership with the Cumberland Community Foundation (CCF) award scholarships to deserving African American male students in Cumberland County and Fort Liberty area. The Foundation also supports Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter's community-based education and mentoring programs.

The Foundation is committed to furthering the economic and charitable agenda of Epsilon Rho Lambda and national Fraternity while enriching the lives of those who live in Cumberland County and its surrounding areas.

Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation

PO Box 2311

Fayetteville, NC


Phone 910.364.8700

Epsilon Rho Lambda Hosts 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament!

We are excited to announce that Epsilon Rho Lambda will be hosting our 21st Annual charity golf tournament on Saturday, August 10, 2024, at the Gates Four Golf and Country Club. This year, the proceeds from the tournament will support the chapter’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Endowed Scholarship, in memory of our beloved Bro. Dr. G. L. Butler. Our goal is to raise $20,000, and with your support and help in promoting the event, I am confident we can achieve this target.

We understand that not all of us are golf enthusiasts, like me, but there are various ways in which we can still contribute to the success of the event, such as driving the refreshment truck, assisting with golfer registrations, or even observing the hole-in-one competition.

This tournament is one of our major annual projects that provide support to the fraternity's go-to-high, go-to-college program through scholarships. This year, we are proud to announce that we will be awarding six scholarships to deserving young men on Thursday, May 23 at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Many of these recipients go on to become valuable members of our fraternity, just like Bro. Shamar Curry who received one of our scholarships last year.

If you are a golfer, I encourage you to consider fielding a team, regardless of skill level. For those who do not play golf but may know someone who does, please inspire them to register a team or participate as an individual golfer.

Registration is now open for the 18-hole Captain’s Choice tournament, with check-in starting at 11:30 a.m. and the Shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $300.00 per team (four players) or $75.00 for individual golfers.

To register, please visit Additionally, donations are welcomed and can be made online or by mailing a check to Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation, P.O. Box 2311, Fayetteville, NC 28302.

Throughout the tournament, there will be exciting contests including putting, closest to the pin, and longest drive. Not to mention, golfers will have the thrilling opportunity to win a $10,000 prize for hitting a hole-in-one on a designated hole.

Supporting our young men in pursuing their college education is a significant endeavor. Together, let us come together and make this year's tournament the most successful and impactful yet.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication!

Local Students Receive 2024 APA Scholarships

Fayetteville, NC (May 23) - Six outstanding young men were honored today at the Cumberland Community Foundation ceremony held at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville as they were announced as the recipients of the prestigious 2024 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship. Kennth Williams, Chase Gibbs, Fernandus Vinson, Garek Dixon, Michael Asante, and Jackson Bryant were chosen for their exceptional academic achievements, leadership qualities, and community involvement.

The APA scholarship, created in memory of the esteemed Bro. Dr. George L. Butler DDS, aims to recognize and support outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and service. The recipients were selected after a rigorous evaluation process, and their dedication to their education and community stood out among a pool of impressive applicants.

During the ceremony, these young scholars were commended for their hard work and determination, with each recipient receiving a scholarship that will help support their college education. Their families, friends, and members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity were in attendance to celebrate this significant achievement.

As they embark on their college journeys, Kennth Williams, Chase Gibbs, Fernandus Vinson, Garek Dixon, Michael Asante, and Jackson Bryant are poised to make a positive impact on their respective campuses and beyond. The scholarship serves as a testament to their potential and dedication to success.

Congratulations to these talented individuals, and we wish them the absolute best in their academic pursuits and future endeavors. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship recipients have undoubtedly earned this well-deserved honor, and their bright futures are sure to be marked by continued excellence and leadership.

Alphas raise money for education endowment!


The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter, Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation, has raised nearly $13,000 for education by hosting its 20th charity golf tournament on Friday, September 8, 2023, at the Gates Four Golf and Country Club in Fayetteville, North Carolina.


The funds raised from the tournament will go towards supporting the Chapter’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship, which was created in memory of Dr. George L. Butler, DDS. Bro. Billy Buckner, committee member, expressed his gratitude towards the golfers, sponsors, and all those who supported the tournament to raise money for the scholarship. He also thanked the management and staff of Gates Four Golf and Country Club for being gracious and supportive hosts.


The winners of the tournament were Harold Lassiter, James Graham, Ben Bullock, and Mike Eason who secured the 1st place with a score of 59. Other winners included Truman May for the Putting Contest, Zaidybelle Sanchez for the Closest to the Pin (Women), Miken Williams for Longest Drive (Men), and Dee Mosby for Longest Drive (Women). Unfortunately, no one won the Hole in One prize.

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Epsilon Rho Lambda Foundation

PO Box 2311

Fayetteville, NC


Phone 910.364.8700

With your assistance, we can continue to enhance the lives of those in Fayetteville and its surrounding counties. Please help us to support our children to achieve their educational dreams of graduating from college and to support numerous charitable initiatives to support those less fortunate citizens in our communities. Every dollar counts!

Your Gift is Secure

The Foundation is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All funds raised go directly to education and charitable programs. The Foundation does not share, sell, distribute the data collected to transact this payment with any third-party. You may donate to the Foundation with confidence your donation us secure. You may select where to ditrect your funds. You may also help fund the Dr. G. L. Butler endowed scholarship. You can donate online at the Cumberland Country  Community Foundation or check made payable to the ERL Foundation.



Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship

The Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., manages the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship in memory of Bro. Dr. George L. Butler, DDS, to make college accessible to deserving male students. Since the mid-1980s, the Chapter has awarded nearly $100,000 in scholarships to deserving greater Cumberland County and Fort Liberty area African American students. The Cumberland Community Foundation Inc., in partnership with Epsilon Rho Lambda chapter administers and disperses scholarships annually.


To qualify for this award, the following criteria must be met:

  • African American male

  • Graduating high school senior from Cumberland County or the Fort Bragg area

  • Accepted to a 4-year accredited college or university

  • Not a family member of the selection committee


The following priorities are considered when the application is reviewed:

  • academic achievement

  • academic potential

  • financial need

  • community involvement

  • leadership activities

  • future plans


To be considered, applicant must write an essay of 500 words or more describing why  he is seeking higher education and what his plans are after he receive his degree.


This is a non-renewable scholarship.


Award: $1,000


Deadline: March

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