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President Gloria

I welcome Sorors, friends and community partners to our website and encourage you to review our information often to become acquainted with Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter. As you visit our website, you will learn who we are and the programs and events we sponsor in our community.

If you are already a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and have not been active recently, you have been missed! I encourage you to re-ignite your passion and re-commit to our Sorority. We would love to re-connect with you. If you are not a member, we invite you to support and participate in our activities extended to our community, we would like to get to know you.

As an organization, we focus our work, using Delta's Five Point Programmatic Thrust. It is the organizing principle in developing Kalamazoo Alumnae's public service programs. The five points are:

  • Economic Development
  • Educational Development
  • International Awareness and Involvement
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Political Awareness and Involvement

Some of our local programs are: the Charles Drew, Jean Peterson Memorial Blood Drive, an annual blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross which supports physical and mental health; our Financial Resource Day or workshop “Stopping Senior Fraud” supports economic development ; our Literacy Café, annual high school scholarships and our annual support of the Women Education Coalition supports educational development; our Community Conversation Issue Forums and Voter Registration drives support Political Awareness and Involvement. We also have participated in National programs, GEMS (Growing Empowering Myself Successfully) and EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence), that provided - opportunities to support educational development for African-American boys and girls.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. continues its reputation for excellent public service and visionary leadership. Kalamazoo Alumnae, as one of its more than 900 chapters, is proud to have served Kalamazoo county for more than 40 years. The members of Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter are dedicated to sisterhood, scholarship and service, working tirelessly to build upon the legacy of the sorority’s more than 100 years and strive to create a legacy for the 14 outstanding charter members who paved the way for us to serve you.

I thank you for visiting our website, and I hope you find our website a useful tool that allows you to learn more about our programs and events. Please remember to visit our website frequently and explore our calendar for opportunities to partner or support Kalamazoo Alumnae, as we endeavor to reach our goals!

In Dedicated Service,

Gloria Foster-Wimbley 
President of Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.