A Few Words

About Us

Welcome Friends to the Monmouth-Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council website. It is truly a pleasure to have you visit us. I am both humbled and delighted to serve as the Council’s newest president and the first woman from the D9 in our service territory to serve in the role as President since the MCOCPHC chartered in 2002. Thanks to all of the great members of the council who believed in me to elect me to this position. I pray that as a collective will continue to exalt our service for the greater good throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

The Monmouth-Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council started in 2002 with five of the Divine Nine organizations (AKAs, Alphas, Deltas, Kappas and the Omegas). In 2015, we were joined by the women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and one year later, we were joined by the Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The goal of Monmouth-Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council is to provide educational opportunities to local students, facilitate community service projects and promote sisterhood and brotherhood among our members. Since our inception, we have been very visible throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties by supporting numerous college tours, organizing and participating in college fairs and partnering with Brookdale Community College in putting on the annual Minority Male Initiative Conference. This conference is held annually to retain minority male students in school through graduation and to expose high school and college students to various career opportunities.

Yoshi Donato

After the pandemic hit in 2020, like most organizations, the Council is also faced with re-evaluating how we will continue to support our philanthropic endeavors. Without a doubt, the members of Pan Hellenic Council remain committed to serve and to support our service footprint. We recognize the fiscal need is even greater on so many levels for so many communities. However, we will do our very best to find smart and strategic ways to do so in order to meet these demands as we always have. What is certain is that our community partnerships with other non-profit organizations are even more important in this season. While in this season of uncertainty, we hope that the communities of Monmouth and Ocean Counties continue to show up and to support the events of the hardworking organizations of our council so that we can, in turn, continue to provide support to our young people on college and career opportunities, bring attention to causes such as economic prosperity, mental health initiates, voting registration and etc. We invite you to stay connected to our organizations via social media pages for upcoming events and programs. Thanks in advance for your support.

Yoshi M. Donato
President, Monmouth-Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council

Charter Members

of the Monmouth-Ocean County Chapter of the National Pan Hellenic Council, Inc.

At the 2002 Chartering Ceremony held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Red Bank, NJ.

Standing left to right: Thomas R. O’neal (KAY), Wdonna Woods (AKA), R. Barnetta Keyes (DST), Ermon K. Jones (Que), Charles O. Hughes (KAY), Uly D. Kenner (Que), Tracey Simons- Hart (AKA), Kenneth M. Morgan (AOA), Mary S. Scott (DST) and not shown is Woodrow C. Holmes (AOA).

Current Members of the Monmouth-Ocean County Chapter of the National Pan Hellenic Council, Inc.