Kahdine Ann DaCosta’s tireless passion for helping others and her tenacious leadership is our inspiration.
Kahdine Ann DaCosta Sunrise: October 15, 1977 Sunset: February 5, 2004
Raised in Mount Vernon, New York and a graduate of Mount Vernon High School. Kahdine left New York in 1995 to study Communications at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. As an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Alpha Delta chapter, Kahdine served her community and the local Baltimore city school system. While working as a manager at the former General Motors factory on Broening Highway in Baltimore, Kahdine was diagnosed with breast cancer. In February of 2004, she was called home at the tender age 26, leaving behind many dreams and aspirations of community service and civic engagement.
Kahdine had a spirit that absolutely filled the room. Her kindness and generosity was unselfishly shared with everyone she came in contact with. Kah (pronounced Kay) had a special way of always asking, “are you okay?” When she inquired about the well being of others it was more than a casual sentiment. She truly wanted to know “are you okay?”
I AM O’KAH! is her legacy and embodies her spirit and tireless passion for helping others.