E. Kathleen Cooke Unsung Heroine Scholarship Luncheon

Given the escalating severity of COVID-19 outbreak in the US and based on guidance from Governor DeWine’s office, the E. Kathleen Cooke Foundation Board of Directors is rescheduling the Luncheon from Saturday, April 18, to Saturday, November 7, 2020.


The E. Kathleen Cooke Foundation, Epsilon Lambda Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. invites you to join us for our signature event ….The Unsung Heroine Scholarship Luncheon. This event will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 11:00 am-1:30 p.m. at the Cincinnati Marriott North. The theme - Celebrating the Courage, Vision, and Tenacity of Women! The Unsung Heroine Scholarship Luncheon will honor seven women within the Cincinnati community for their unheralded service in education, business, entrepreneurship, advocacy, civic leadership and social justice. This year's honorees are:

  • Ryan Caldwell

  • Crystal Grace (Grace +Grit Spa)

  • Theresa Harper

  • Ewaniki Moore Hawkins

  • Sandra Jones Mitchell

  • Darla Payne

  • Shakim Smith (Grace +Grit Spa)


We are proud to announce that our keynote speaker for the Unsung Heroine Luncheon is Founder, President & CEO of The Sister Accord Foundation…. Sonia Jackson Myles! Sonia is nationally known for her inspiring Design Your Destiny seminars! She now has now has hundreds of “Dreamwalkers” (Mentees) walking in purpose and Designing Their Destinies.  She has received national recognition from Essence Magazine and Bloomberg Report’s “History Makers”.  She made “HerStory” in the City of Cincinnati in 2016, as her Sister A.C.C.O.R.D. Leadership Development Program was integrated into the curriculum of The Cincinnati Public School System. 

The luncheon is named in honor of E. Kathleen Cooke, a charter member of Epsilon Lambda Sigma Alumnae Chapter and advocate for public education. Ms. Cooke served the Cincinnati Public School system for over 30 years as a veteran teacher.  The luncheon will also help to raise funds for college-bound students in the Greater Cincinnati area who are passionate about continuing their education.

Tickets for the event are $65 and will be available via Eventbrite. Check back soon for ticket information.  Sponsorship opportunities exist as shown below.

  • Unsung Presenting Sponsor: $3,000

  • Supporting Sponsor: $1,500

  • Youth Table Sponsor: $750.00

  • Name Recognition Sponsor: $250

Click here for additional information on sponsorship opportunities.


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Contact Us

Email: elssgrho@gmail.com

Phone: 513-409-1669


PO Box 19808
Cincinnati, OH 45219