Rochester Sorority Launches Yellow Tea Rose Service Foundation

Pictured above from L to R: Trina Duncan, Bridgette Jones Waters, Taneika Thompson, Jessica Lewis,  August Dunlop, Torri Cowans, Vanessa Ryland-Buntley

The Yellow Tea Rose Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 tax exempt, non-profit organization that serves as the charitable arm of the Theta Omega Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

The  Foundation,  in collaboration with Theta Omega Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., provides programs and services to the most economically and educationally marginalized members of our community. Through action, education, and service, the foundation seeks to create an equitable Rochester by furthering Sigma Gamma Rho’s motto, “Greater Service, Greater Progress.”

The newly appointed president, Jessica Lewis, said, “The Yellow Tea Rose Foundation is proud to serve the Rochester community to help residents, youth and community members reach their full potential. By centering equity, our work will allow all members of the community to reach self- actualization regardless of race, zip code or circumstance.”

You can support the work of the Foundation by making a charitable donation at