The Foundation is a 501-c(3) corporation formed for the purpose of carrying out the charitable purposes of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc - Beta Upsilon Chapter in Omaha, NE. Those purposes include but are not limited to The Omaha Beautillion, Project Manhood & Friends mentoring program at Central Park Elementary School, Omega Gospelfest, and the chapter's scholarship programs.
Omega Charitable Foundation of Omaha
The first Beautillion in Omaha Nebraska was held in October 1977 at the Peony Park Ballroom, presented by the Urban League of Nebraska’s Women’s Guild. The idea for the Beautillion in Omaha was suggested by Guild member, the late Dorothy Allen who had attended the National Urban League Regional Conference where the concept of the Beautillion was presented. The program was initially designed as a vehicle to provide mentorship for Omaha area young male high school students through confidence development, self-esteem building and community awareness. Through personal and career development workshops, organizing community service projects and hosting cultural and spiritual activities, the Beautillion has gone on to become a multi-faceted program for young men in the Omaha Community for over 35 years.
Under the leadership and support of the Urban League and The Women’s Guild, the Beautillion became an elegant black-tie affair in which the next generations of strong young men (Beaus) are presented to the city of Omaha, and are recognized for their academic achievement and commitment during the program. Over the years it has ultimately provided an opportunity for the Beaus to showcase the most significant part of their lives, their Moms!
In 2008, the Urban League of Nebraska Guild passed the Beautillion torch to the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The Beta Upsilon Chapter has continued with the same commitment to excellence while emphasizing Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift.