About Us

The Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation (LMPF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation and serves as the charitable arm of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.The LMPF supports and amplifies the programs, community service efforts and educational projects that uphold the values of the sorority and the communities served.

Mission & Vision

As the charitable arm of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated the LMPF exists to uphold, amplify and build sustainability through investing in meaningful, focused programing reaching our targeted communities of youth and women. Our initiatives focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, education, and technology to combat societal and cultural barriers and create a path forward for intentional success. Each programmatic function is supported by public and private alliances that uphold our ideals and build bridges for wider connections.

Our core values of empowerment, building and nurturing relationships, and volunteerism are shaped by our commitment to:
  1. Empower women and youth to achieve financial independence
  2. Create stakeholder relationships that advance and support our mission and
  3. Consistently dedicate resources that support the needs of the organization and its overall goal to advance the mission.