Jennifer Ware McCrary

Jennifer Ware McCrary is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and is a proud Silver Star and Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was initiated into the Eta Xi chapter at the University of Georgia in the fall of 1994. Jennifer joined the Sigma Omega Omega Chapter in 2011, where she has worked on a variety of committees. She has served as Technology Chairmen, Fundraising Chairman and Vice President of Development for the Legacy of Pearls Foundation. Under her leadership she established the Ivies & Pearls Affair which is the signature fundraising event for the chapter and the Alumni Tailgate fundraiser. Jennifer is most proud of work she does on committees to provide support with marketing and helping build a social media presence. She is also very active with the scholarship committee where she established a Legacy Scholarship process which allows donors to create scholarships and support higher education.

Outside of Sigma Omega Omega, Jennifer serves as the Director of Outreach and Engagement for the East Lake Foundation where she provides resources and support for families in the community and at Charles R. Drew Charter School. She is an experienced workforce and community engagement professional who is passionate about people who want to improve themselves through personal and professional transformation. Her optimistic and encouraging spirit has made her a positive agent of change.

When she is not working for the sorority or her job, she is being a servant leader in the community. She is also working as MOManager to Chris and Jordan who she is so proud of. Her son was a player for the Drew Charter School Varsity Golf Team that made history in 2019 as the first All African American Golf Team to win a State Championship. Her daughter Jordan became a published author as a high school sophomore and she helps promote her first book, “I Saw You Planting Roses.” Her advice to others in life is to “begin with the end in mind and if the elevator is broken, take the stairs. Don’t let anything stand in your way.”

Past SOY

2018 – Marlene Anderson
2017 – Nia Malika Brown
2016 – Barbara Lark
2015 – Rhonda Turner
2014 – Dedreial Jackson
2013 – Quantindra Smith & Sheila Yvette Watts
2012 – Tremelle Howard
2011 – Chata Spikes
2010 – Erin Redwine
2009 – Odette Simmons
2008 – Roxanne Grimes
2007 – Valeria Simms