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Ma k ing News at The Delta Foundation By Deborah Peaks Coleman New Board Members Elected At the spring 2013 Board of Directors meeting of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (The Delta Foundation), four persons were elected as board members, including three Delta members: Leona Bridges of San Francisco Alumnae Chapter, Josie Daniels of Houston Alumnae Chapter, and Pat Hurlock of North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter; the fourth elected member will be announced pending employer approval. Leona M. Bridges Josie Daniels Pat Hurlock Dr. Alison J. Harmon, president of The Delta Foundation, stated that newly elected board members bring tremendous expertise and extensive resources to the board, and that she and the current board members enthusiastically welcome them aboard. The term of office for the incoming board members begins on July 1, 2013. Leona Bridges, a member of the Sorority’s National Social Action Commission, is a consultant with BlackRock, an independent, global investment management firm and is a former managing director with Barclays Global Investors. She is also a commissioner for the San Francisco Parking Authority and is currently vice chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency, where she is the only African-American member. Professionally, Josie Daniels is a pharmacist and is the owner/operator of the Pharmacy at Cullen Commons. She is noted for coordinating successful fundraising events for the Houston Alumnae Chapter. She is also a former member of the Sorority’s National Executive Board, having served as chair of the National Membership Services Committee and cochair of the National Housing and Properties Committee. Pat Hurlock, is founder and president of Hurlock Marketing Enterprises, where she produces memorable events that benefit women, children, students, families and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she chaired the 100th Anniversary New York Metropolitan Coordinating Council Founders Day Luncheon. Prior to founding HME, Soror Hurlock was employed for 10 years with American Express, where she was the director of brand management and marketing. Focusing on Health and Wellness Calling all Deltas, their families, and friends to participate in the “5K Walk for Your Life and Health Screening” fitness event to be presented by The Delta Foundation on Friday, July 12, 2013 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The 5K Walk event is being held in conjunction with the kick-off activities of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s 51st National Convention. Participants are asked to support the event by registering as a walker. The registration fee is $19.13, and will be a charitable donation to the Foundation. Health professionals will be available to offer information and conduct screenings for conditions that disproportionately affect African-Americans, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and other tests. The title sponsor for the 5K Walk is AETNA. To register for the walk event, please contact The Delta Foundation via email at info@deltafoundation.net or mebuck@deltafoundation.net. For Delta, Forever— Circle of Friends During this fiscal year, The Delta Foundation launched a special giving campaign, “For Delta, Forever,” where members are asked to make a substantial contribution to position the Foundation to expand its services in Delta’s second century of service. Members have supported this campaign in two Giving Circles: 100 Deltas giving $1,000 and 1000 Deltas giving $100. To date, $33,000 has been pledged for this campaign, with over half of the funds collected. Delta sorors contributing $1,000 will receive a recognition pin, a signed copy of PHILLIS: The Journal for Res50 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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