It is with a humble heart that I greet you! The Ivy Educational and Charitable Foundation of Houston, Incorporated (IEACF) continues to execute its mission to Empower, Encourage and Educate youth to success and to make a significant contribution to Houston and beyond. As the IEACF celebrates 40 years of service to the greater Houston community, we are persistence in this effort with devotion and passion. Nearly $1 million has been awarded in scholarships, and additional support has been provided to the community including the Houston Area Urban League, The Ensemble Theatre, Sister’s Network and various youth programs.

As we embark on this significant milestone in the history of IEACF, I must pay homage to the previous leadership, including all former Presidents, fundraising chairs, committee chairs and all members. We will not rest on our laurels but persevere to soar to greater heights. In addition, I express sincere gratitude to our corporate sponsors and other supporters for their willingness to collaborate in partnerships that are mutually beneficial. Together, we will be champions to help others.

The members of the IEACF are steadfast in providing service to youth, seniors and all who desire our support. I look forward to working with the IEACF Board of Directors and members to accomplish our goals.

The best is yet to come! Cheers to 40 years!

In service,

Diedra Fontaine