Silhouettes of the Eastern Province Believe it, Conceive it, Achieve it!

The Eastern Province consists of chapters in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Although small in a geographic area, its members have been at the forefront of the silhouettes-history national Silhouettes serving as national officers. From Washington, DC, Mary Foley served as national president. Marian Tyrance served as national first vice president and Louise Young as national treasurer. From Baltimore, Maryland, Elva Edwards served as national president and national historian. Carolyn Tutman of Baltimore has served as national secretary. Joyce Fountaine from Richmond, Virginia, is the immediate past national president. The music to the national Silhouette hymn was composed by Gwendolyn Eichelberger of Washington, DC.

We serve as the official auxiliary to the Eastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi ® Fraternity.

Together we complete service projects that benefit our community.

We bridge the gap by fortifying our partnership with our men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.


The National Silhouettes of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. became official in August 1947 at the Los Angeles Conclave of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In 1980, the Silhouettes were officially recognized as an auxiliary to the Fraternity. 

Who we are

The Eastern Province Silhouettes (EPS) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was organized in 1966. Silhouette Elva Edwards, Baltimore (MD) Silhouettes Chapter served as the 1st EPS Coordinator.

What we do

The purposes of this organization are to:

  • Serve as an auxiliary to Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Promote the organization of local Silhouette chapters and the interchange of ideas.
  • Coordinate activities of local Silhouette chapters.
  • Provide activities for visiting Silhouettes and their families during the Kappa Conclave.

First place winner for donating to the Kappa Foundation and named the Province with the most financial members.

Evelyn Storrs


Evelyn Storrs

Greetings Eastern Province Silhouettes! It is my pleasure to serve as your Eastern Province Silhouettes President. The title Coordinator was changed to President during the 2019 Silhouettes Business Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

The Eastern Province Silhouettes of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has had a rich history since its inception in 1966 under the leadership of the first Eastern Province Coordinator, Elva Edwards, from Baltimore (MD) Silhouettes Chapter.

The Eastern Province Silhouettes served as an auxiliary organization of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. We are the wives and widows of the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

We are a Province steeped in tradition, commitment, and dedication. The tradition left to us by the leadership of Past Coordinators Joan Petite Crutchfield and Shirley Pinckney. We currently have 13 chapters with membership totaling 233 Silhouettes which allows us to be the Province with the most financial members!

The commitment of The Eastern Province Silhouettes to continue to provide support and service to our communities. Providing lunch and snacks for children who are out of school, donating books to libraries for pre-school children, and donating toiletries to women in shelters due to domestic violence. These are only a few of the support and services provided in our communities.

The dedication of The Eastern Province Silhouettes to continue to support our Kappa men in their endeavors. Donating more than $75,000 since 1982 to the Kappa Foundation.

The Eastern Province Silhouettes will continue to build on the Laurels of the past and propel The Eastern Province to new heights.


Evelyn Storrs


Leona Brown

Financial Secretary

Dana Crocker-Farrar

Assistant Vice- President

Connie Taylor


Treva Perry

Recording Secretary
Keisha Vasquez
Nominations & Elections
Joan Petite Crutchfield
Cheryl Teare
Tamalyn Smith
Tech. & Social Media
Pamela Cooper
Ernestine Wilson
Widows Liaison
Pamela Cooper
Health & Wellness
Davida Chapman
Director of Protocol
Melonie Garrett

The membership of this organization shall be the wives/widows of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. men.

Membership Inquiry

If you are interested in learning more about membership requirements, please contact our province membership intake coordinator.


What are the membership requirements?

A Silhouette member is a wife or widow of a financial Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. member.

Kappa Sweetheart

As a Sweetheart, can I join the Silhouettes?

No. You must be legally married to a financial Kappa.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

What if there is not an organized Silhouette chapter where my husband belongs, can I join another chapter?

No. You must be active with the Silhouette chapter affiliated with your husband’s chapter. If there is not an organized chapter available, you may join as a “member-at-large” by paying your Province and National dues.

Chapter Activation

Chapter Activation requires:
Minimum of 5 Silhouettes


How often do the Silhouettes meet as a group?

National Silhouettes meet every Conclave year. At the Province level, we meet annually. Each individual chapter determines how often they meet – it could be quarterly, monthly, or as often as they deem necessary.

Silhouettes of the Eastern Province

What are some of the activities and initiatives that Silhouette Chapters participate in?

Initiatives and activities depend upon the individual chapter.

Our organization keeps service and support front and center.
Domestic Violence
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