Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Celebrates 104 Years Of Public Service With Founders Day Celebration

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in partnership with the New Orleans Delta Foundation, will host a special Founders Day event on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St. The event will commemorate the 104th anniversary of the founding of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., one of the world's largest African American public service organizations.

         The entire New Orleans community is invited to attend the Founders Day celebration, which will feature best-selling author Paula Williams Madison along with leaders in the organization and throughout the Greater New Orleans Area. Tickets can be purchased on the New Orleans Delta Foundation website.

         Tickets will be on sale until today, Jan. 3, and can be picked up at will call between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the event on Jan. 7.

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         A portion of ticket proceeds will be dedicated to advancing the organization's work in the community, which impacts youth and senior citizens.

         Additionally, the community is invited to attend a special reception and book signing event that will honor Madison. The free event will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Dillard University in the Professional Schools Building, 2601 Gentilly Blvd.

         The Founders Day celebration will bring together more than 500 members of the New Orleans Alumnae Chapter around the topics of the organization's Five Point Programmatic Thrust – Economic Development; Educational Development; International Awareness and Involvement; Physical and Mental Health; and Political Awareness and Involvement.

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         Founded by 22 college-educated women at Howard University in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is committed to providing assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. The New Orleans Delta Foundation is a philanthropic non-profit created to enhance this goal locally by providing programs and services throughout our community.

         Each year the New Orleans Alumnae Chapter mentors more than 200 youth through its premier educational programs including the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy (girls 10-13), Delta GEMS (Girls 14-18), EMBODI (boys 13-18), Cotillion, scholarships and awards. Additionally, the New Orleans Alumnae Chapter and the New Orleans Delta Foundation grants more than 40 scholarships to local students.

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