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DREF Presents Golden Anniversary Concert in Las Vegas

The 50th milestone year of DREF was celebrated at a Golden Anniversary Concert featuring Kim Jordan and Company as they presented a soul-stirring, multi-media tribute to the late music icon and spoken word genius Gil Scott-Heron. The concert was held during the 52nd National Convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in Las Vegas.
DREF Presents Golden Anniversary Concert in Las Vegas

(L-R) Performing Gil Scott-Heron’s hit recording: “The Revolution Will Not be Televised:” Ka’Ba, the Soul Singer; Suzzanne Douglas, concert MC; and Kim Jordan, band leader. Photo by Le’Ray Cruse Craig.

Suzzanne Douglas, actress, singer, and Honorary Delta member, served as the event mistress of ceremonies. 

In addition to the outstanding musical performance, led by Kim Jordan, who served as musical director of the Gil Scott-Heron Band for nearly 30 years, a special presentation was made to DREF by TOYOTA.  Alva Adams Mason, director of multicultural relations and strategies at the corporation, extended celebratory greetings as she announced that a 2018 TOYOTA Camry was being donated to DREF.

DREF President Carolyn E. Lewis extended appreciation to the concert attendees, event sponsors, and acknowledged DREF donors who have contributed major gifts to the Foundation. She also offered special recognition to the outgoing Delta officers who served on the DREF Board:  Dr. Paulette C. Walker, national president; Taylor McCain, national second vice president; Michelle Rhodes Brown, chair, National Finance Committee; and Dr. Martha Lue Stewart, chair, National Program Planning and Development Committee.  Larry P. Suarez, outgoing DREF treasurer, was also saluted for rendering 12 years of exceptional leadership and service.

 DREF was established in 1967 as 501 (c)(3) organization by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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