Evelyn Payne of Brooklyn, New York was elected the
first Grand President and served until 1961.
She was followed by Mary Baker, Detroit, Michigan (1961-1966)
Mary Foley, Washington, D.C. (1966-1970)
Marian Overton, Philadelphia, P.A. (1970-1973)
Enma Davis, Houston, Texas (1974-1977)
Elva Edwards, Baltimore, Maryland (1977-1983)
Mary Carolyn Mencham, Atlanta, Georgia (1983-1990)
Joyce Fountaine, Richmond, Virginia (1990-1997)
Linda W. Meade, Philadelphia, PA. (1997- 2007)
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Miller, Tampa, Florida (2007 - 2013)
Jacquelene Sharp Massey, Windsor Mill, MD (2013-
The National Silhouettes Hymn was adopted at the 53rd Grand Chapter meeting of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc., in Boston, Massachusetts in 1965. Lyrics were written by Mrs. Elizabeth Hill of Atlanta, Georgia and music by Mrs. Gwendolyn Eichelburger of Washington, D.C.
The Silhouettes will remember the year 1980, forever. This is the year that Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., led by Grand Polemarch, Dr. Oliver S. Gumbs, officially recognized the Silhouettes as an auxiliary to the Fraternity. Also, in 1980, the Board of Directors of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., granted a seat on the Board of the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation to the National Silhouette President. This was an accomplishment for all Silhouettes. On September 11, 1987, Policy Statement No. 87-12 was entered into the records of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., recognizing the Silhouettes as an affiliate whose purpose is to provide support and assistance for the activities of the Fraternity at Grand Chapter, Province, and Local levels.
The purpose of the organized wives and widows of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., has been to promote the organization of local Silhouette chapters, provide activities for visiting Silhouettes during Kappa Conclaves, develop national service projects of interest to all Silhouette chapters, establish uniform policies and procedures for all local chapters and most importantly to serve as the official auxiliary to Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.