ATO, Inc.

ATO, Inc. was created and organized by the general membership of the Alpha Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in May 1997. The Corporation, which is non-profit in status, filed its Articles of Incorporation on June 13, 1997 with the NC Secretary of State. It has attained its 501(c)(3) status. The Alpha Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the parent corporation of ATO, Inc. However, they serve as separate and distinct corporations.

The original incorporators are Anita Davis Pearson, Marjorie B. Debnam, Gayla T. Smith and Barbara T. Flood. Only members of the Alpha Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated are eligible to be members.

The goals of the ATO, Inc. are to conduct community service activities and develop multi-family housing, as a general partner, in the Southeast Raleigh community. More specifically, the organization will focus upon the following:

  • The development of multi-family housing, as a general partner, for low and moderate income families;
  • Meeting the special needs of the elderly; and
  • Providing educational and enrichment programs for families and youth.
  • The distribution of the organizations assets, if it dissolves, shall be distributed to the Alpha Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Previously ATO has been involved in three (3) housing projects. Currently, we provide a variety of services (including monthly birthday parties, game night, and other special socials) to the residents of Pine Hills Apartments, a senior citizens complex. Membership by Alpha Theta Omega members is not mandatory, but encouraged.

Officers

Chairman Courtney Telfaire Vice Chairman Gayla Smith Secretary Sarah Harris Assistant Secretary Mary Aldrich Treasurer Barbara Beard-Hinton Assistant Treasurer Garlinda Taylor Parliamentarian Shanticia Hawkins

Board Members: Trina Moore, Anita Pearson Royster and Gladys Walker

Ex-Officio Members: Katherine Everett, Jennifer Wilder and Marrion Dunn