Brother Earl Norman Caldwell II Tapped To Lead Alpha Rho's "Sustaining The House" Cent
Brother Earl Caldwell never had the opportunity to attend the dedication ceremony of the 90th Anniversary Memorial Obelisk in 2015 due to the fact he was stationed some 5,676 miles away in Accra, Ghana West Africa. But this longtime chapter alumni leader has every intention of making up for lost time by guiding the Brotherhood in the latest campaign drive to benefit Morehouse College.
A Fall 1982 member of the Infallible 14, Caldwell has been tapped to lead the APCAA's second fundraising campaign for the college. In honor of the chapter's 2024 centennial and in a proactive move to provide sustaining financial support for Morehouse College, the membership of the Alpha Rho Chapter Alumni Association (APCAA) will support the educational endeavors of the student population by contributing $2.5 million to The Alpha Rho Endowed Scholarship Fund.
This alumni appeal – known as The Alpha Rho Sustaining The HOUSE Campaign – launches as the college closes out it’s year-long Sesquicentennial celebration, and begins to align alumni groups for the next 150 years.
With seven (7) fiscal year periods in-between the launch of the appeal and the centennial anniversary of the APCAA in 2024, the association will first match its 2015 year giving level by cultivating gifts from returning donors at the same level, or better. Moving forward, the ask will increase by 13% with every new fiscal year leading up to 2024.
"I'm landing in the campaign chairmanship at just the right time," said Brother Caldwell. "Morehouse is wrapping a milestone anniversary, and Alpha Rho is beginning its march toward our own milestone -- 100 years in 2024. There's no better time to align our unique histories and sustain the future our of beloved chapter seat, Morehouse College."
About Chairman Caldwell:
Since 2004, Earl was based in Accra, Ghana West Africa. In 2017, he returned to the USA to work on various projects in America and Mexico, while still consulting in Ghana.
Earl and his partner, Kevin A. Copeland, have been consultants to AiKan Capital Limited, an Asset/Investment Management Company is Accra, Ghana. AiKan won an international bid competition to develop approximately 700 acres of undeveloped land in Ghana’s capital of Accra. Accra Eco Park is the $1.5 billion project which will have Residential, Commercial and Entertainment enclaves. Initial construction will begin in 2018.
THE ASHANTI KINGDOM (KUMASI, GHANA)
Earl and Kevin have an exclusive agreement to pursue business and cultural development on behalf of Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu, Asantehene of the Ashanti Kingdom in Kumasi, Ghana, with strategic partners in Mexico. They have been tasked with engaging the Mexican Government, Businesses, Organizations and Individuals to establish offices in Kumasi and Mexico; explore trade of goods, services and possible business collaborations; cultural exchange and building awareness.
Earl is leading Gametime Marketing. Gametime’s area of expertise is graphic design, promotions, business development, consulting and sales across the sports and entertainment industries. Gametime is an official licensee of Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Association. The 2018 baseball season will be Gametime’s inaugural for selling novelty licensed products.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
In the fall of 2018, Earl looks to teach a law class which will focus on law, business and sports licensing for the Weekend JD program, and is exploring a similar course for the Loyola’s business school.
Earl has a BA from Morehouse College, a JD from Washington University School of Law, and a LLM from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.