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...Uplift; which puts man in connection with the community in which he lives and lets him realize that he has a responsibility to those who are less fortunate than himself; that he must also do what he does with the idea of service to the community and to the nation...

Brother Bishop Edgar Amos Love

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The Omega Life Membership Foundation, Inc. was established in 1984.

The History of The Omega Life Membership Program

At the request of Grand Basileus Bro. Herbert Tucker, National Executive Secretary Bro. H. Carl Moultrie I recommended in his report to the 41st Grand Conclave in Atlanta, GA the institution of a Life Membership Program. This was the very beginning of the Life Membership Program in 1954.

The Life Membership Program was eventually voted into law by the Grand Conclave of 1958 in Cleveland, OH. In those early days, the program had accomplished very little. There was always a fear that such a program would destroy the local chapters. But over the years, this proved to be false.

The Program was revived under Grand Basileus Bro. James S. Avery and chaired by Bro. Walter "Crow" Riddick. Under Bro. Riddick's leadership, the number of Life Members rose from 47 to almost 300. By the time Bro. Riddick entered Omega Chapter in 1977, the number of Life Members had risen to 1000.

Today, there are over 14,000 Life Members and the program continues to attract more Men of Omega every year.

Omega Life Membership Foundation, Inc.

The Omega Life Membership Foundation, Inc. was established in 1984.  It was chartered to aid organizations involved in charitable, educational, scholastic and scientific pursuits.  OLMF has had tremendous growth and success and has been of significant benefit to those groups whose work it has been privileged to support.  There have been numerous young people, gifted in the performing arts, and in scholastic pursuits who were able to continue their progress, as a result of the generous, philanthropic work of the Foundation.  It has supported a number of Uplift and Scholastic projects and initiatives started and endorsed by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

The Articles of Incorporation were filed in the District of Columbia on September 8, 1984 and Amended Articles of Incorporation filed on March 14, 1985.  The purposes for which the corporation is organized are to take, receive, acquire, own, have, and hold the life membership estate, assets, funds, principal, income monies, accounts, grants, donations, gifts and properties both real and personal, tangible and intangible, for such uses and purposes and with such powers, duties, and obligations as are set forth in the Charter and corporate bylaws.

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