The Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is gearing up for a momentous occasion as they prepare to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of its Minerva Education and Development Foundation (MEDF). The Oct. 29 gala will raise funds for scholarships and grants for local students and nonprofits.
Founded in 1992 by visionary women from the chapter, the non-profit has left its mark on the community, pioneering a new tradition of philanthropy within the African American community through endowed and planned giving.
In its early years, the Minerva Education and Development Foundation played a pivotal role in establishing the African American Legacy Program and was a frequent presenter at the National Conference on Black Philanthropy. Over the decades, the foundation has awarded over $600,000 in grants and scholarships, sustaining their mission of supporting local scholars and organizations focused on community services, education, arts, health, and economic development.
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