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In Loving Tribute to Suzzanne Douglas-Cobb…Philanthropist Exemplar

It is with profound sadness that the Board of Directors and Staff of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) offer a loving tribute of gratitude and respect to actress Suzzanne Douglas-Cobb, a major DREF supporter and an Honorary Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. upon her passing on July 6, 2021. The DREF leadership extends heartfelt condolences to the Douglas-Cobb Family during this, their time of bereavement. (click on the subject line to read more)
In Loving Tribute to Suzzanne Douglas-Cobb…Philanthropist Exemplar

Suzzanne Douglas-Cobb

When joining the esteemed ranks of DST Honorary Membership in 2004, Suzzanne simultaneously became an ardent supporter of DREF, demonstrating philanthropy at its finest.  Over the past 17 years, whenever Delta chapters asked her to speak for their special events (Founders Day, chapter anniversary, other) she insisted that the honorarium offered be donated to DREF on her behalf.  Additionally, she also made major contributions regularly to DREF.  DREF President Carolyn E. Lewis recalled how Suzzanne enthusiastically agreed to serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Concert in 2017 held at the DST National Convention in Las Vegas.  “She was always willing to help DREF fulfill its mission…it was extremely important to her that we were successful in empowering African American women and their families.” 

DREF was also a collaborative partner with Suzzanne, the talented artist who performed on stage, TV, and in movies. The Foundation proudly hosted theater parties for her in past years in the DC-Maryland areas when she starred in “Hallelujah, Baby” at Arena Stage in 2005 and “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” at Center Stage in 2016. 

In final tribute to the very kind, generous, brilliant, and strong woman of faith, Suzzanne Douglas- Cobb, we lift the closing words of Proverbs 31, verses 29-31:

29       “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.

30       Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31       Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

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