WHAT ARE CHARITABLE PARTNERS?

Charitable Partners (CPs) are non-profit organizations that collaborate with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (DST) to support important domestic and global concerns. Organizations vary in size and scope of operations but share a common bond in their commitment to remove barriers. They address disparities in areas ranging from health and wellness to social, economic, and educational concerns within communities of color, particularly focusing on African Americans. Charitable Partners offer a plethora of programs and resources and sponsor annual fundraisers to raise awareness and educate communities of color, particularly focusing on the African American population.

To help it achieve its programmatic thrust and enhance its ability to transform lives through an uncompromising commitment to service, leadership and empowerment, DST has found it essential to enter partnership with organizations that exemplify the tenets of DST.

Charitable Partners and the Sorority maintain a strong commitment to collaboration and inclusion in fulfilling the vision and mission of their partnerships.

WHO ARE OUR CHARITABLE PARTNERS?

WHY SHOULD WE PARTICIPATE? WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

Charitable Partners provide an array of opportunities for alumnae and collegiate engagement. Many of the programs and services of our Charitable Partners align nicely with our five-point programmatic thrusts, thus, providing chapters with opportunities to partner on special initiatives and make a greater impact. Programs such as those listed in the calendar of events are specific to the mission and goals of individual partner organizations. Members benefit from the wide range of printed and electronic/digital information and resources, webinars, and leadership opportunities that are made available at no cost to chapters.

Charitable Partners have also created special initiatives to increase the participation of collegiates. Such programs include but are not limited to scholarships, internships, leadership and employment opportunities, and chapter grant applications. These programs can be especially helpful to collegiate. Other ways to participate with these organizations is through walk-a-thons, volunteering, awareness building, and fundraising. By participating in these activities, collegiates can raise awareness about issues that are most common among college age students.

  • American Cancer Society

    Vaping Prevention Program
    Relay for Life

  • American Diabetes Association
    Internships
  • American Heart Association
    EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars
    EmPOWERED Deltas
    Internships
  • Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF)
    Grants and scholarships
  • March of Dimes
    NICU Homecoming Project
    March for Babies
  • National Council of Negro Women
    NCNW Hungry for Education HBCU Tour
    Committee on Young Adult & Collegiate Affairs
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    St. Jude Walk/Run
  • UNICEF
    Internships

HOW IMPORTANT IS FUNDRAISING?

Fundraising is an important part of our contributions to Charitable Partners.  Through chapter donations from events such as Relay for Life, Walk/Run, NICU Homecoming projects and other special fundraising initiatives, funds are used to help advance research and innovation, purchase equipment, develop educational materials, provide support to children and families, plus much more. The result is far reaching and impactful to communities in need.

WHAT ARE THE CHARITABLE PARTNERS DEDICATED GIVING LINKS?

The Charitable Partners are working hard to establish dedicated giving links so that your donations can be accurately tracked and counted as coming from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Please continue to check back periodically for the links and other key information on giving efforts

  • American Cancer Society

    Dedicated Giving Link: COMING SOON

  • American Diabetes Association

    Dedicated Giving Link

  • American Heart Association

    Dedicated Giving Link:  COMING SOON

  • Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF)

    Dedicated Giving Link:  COMING SOON

  • March of Dimes

    Dedicated Giving Link:  COMING SOON

  • National Council of Negro Women

    Dedicated Giving Link 

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    Dedicated Giving Link

  • UNICEF

    Dedicated Giving Link:  COMING SOON

Contact Us

Sorors, we are here to help you!

Please use strategicpartnerships@deltasigmatheta.org for each of the following Charitable Partner Liaisons who are your primary points of contact for information about Charitable Partnerships.

  • Olivia G. White, Ph.D.  Chair, Charitable Partners Committee

    Eastern Region

    Liaison/s:  UNICEF

  • Jianni E. Adkisson

    Southern Region

    Liaison/s: American Heart Association

  • Cassie A. Levy

    Southwest Region

    Liaison/s: American Cancer Society (ACS)

  • Beverly Schembri

    Southern Region

    Liaison/s:  American Diabetes Association (ADA) and March of Dimes (MOD)

  • Heddie Sumpter

    Southern Region

    Liaison/s:  NCNW and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Please contact the liaisons from Program Planning and Development at ppd@deltasigmatheta.org for programmatic support.