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[[caption]] Five of the illustrious Past National Presidents who have served the Sorority with dignity, foresight and dedication: Left to right: Ms. A. Lucile Reynolds, Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Bessie Coston, Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Florence Madison Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Marion H. Jackson, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Alice P. Allen, Birmingham, Alabama, Not shown; Mrs. E. Washington Rhodes, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Ossie Ware Mitchell, Birmingham, Alabama; and the Founder, Mrs. Lola M. Parker, Chicago, Illinois. The chain was broken last year with the passing away of Mrs. Mahala S. Evans, Chicago. 
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A scene at the luncheon during the Congressional Black Caucus Weekend, Washington, D.C., 1979, when the Sorority, through its National President, presented a $1,000 check to the Black Women's Agenda, Dr. Elizabeth Stone, President. Dr. Bernadine Denning, Treasurer, received the check while the honoree, Congresswoman Cardis Colins, looks on approvingly as the three exhibit joy and camaraderie. During the same weekend the Sorority presented $500 to the Black Leadership Roundtable.
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Kraft, Inc. contributed $1,000 to the Iota Phi Lambda education fund during the association's Fiftieth Anniversary National Convention held August 1979 in Chicago. This was the fourth year Kraft has provided financial support which helps two students majoring in business.

The 1979 scholarship recipients, Donna Comegys and Cheryl Crossgrove, were from Chicago State University. On hand for the check presentation were, from left, Dr. Benjamin Alexander, president of Chicago State University; Carolyn Hernandez, manager of Affirmative Action Programs for Kraft; Dr. Fredda Witherspoon, national president of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.; Donna Comegys; and E. Grace Payne, Iota Phi Lambda's national educational director.

Also contributing to Iota's Educational fund to assist minority young women to pursue business careers wee: Monsanto Company, William McEwen, Director, Equal Opportunity Affairs, $1,000, and Anheuser-Busch Corporation, Henry Brown-Manager, Marketing Development, $1,000
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Some of the Sorors of Alpha Zeta Chapter, St. Louis, pose with their sponsored scholarship winner on a national level: Elouise Smith, who received a $2,000 award at their 50th Anniversary Convention, August 1979, Chicago, Miss Smith, from a family of 12 children, had enrolled at Drake University where she is majoring in Business Administration. She maintained a 3.8 GPA during her high school career at Central High School where she graduated June '79. The Sorority gave a total of $5,850 in scholarships and an additional $5,000 to the United Negro College Fund, which was received by Chris Edley, Executive Director. Substantial financial donations were also given to NAACP, NCNW, National Urban League and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. 
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