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Charitable Engagement

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) provides opportunities in keeping with our mission to promote research which identifies and fashions solutions to issues affecting African American women and their families, nationally and globally, through funding and support of the charitable and educational programs of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and collaborative organizations.

Thank You for Attending the Early Bird Workshop on Using the Charitable Engagement Service of DREF


DREF presented a virtual workshop on Using its Charitable Engagement Service as a part of the Early Bird Workshop series presented for the 55th National Convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The workshop was held on the evening of September 28 and was open to Delta officers and members.  The DREF workshop covered the policies and procedures for chapters when using the Charitable Engagement Service for their local fundraising needs as well as ways to support DREF.  Click on link below to view recording of the webinar.

Download Charitable Engagement Early Bird Webinar 2021-2022

                                 Charitable Engagement Service

Support is available to Delta Chapters through DREF’s Charitable Engagement Service. More than 250 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Chapters receive technical assistance in fundraising for charitable and educational programming in their local communities and manage scholarship funds with awards made to high school graduates who are enrolling in college and for collegiate students returning to campus

The Charitable Engagement Service Manual is available to provide guidance on how to use DREF's services.  Learn more>

Download DREF Charitable Engagement FAQs 

Annual Community Empowerment Grant Making Program 

Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated awards Community Empowerment grants for programs in any of the following areas: Civic Engagement, Education, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, and International Awareness and Involvement. Learn more >

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