the secretary-general on gender is- redefi nes the word “philanthropist” sues and the advancement of wom- as an egalitarian title that can apply en; Anita Harris, director of millenni- to the masses as well as the rich. um development goals initiative, UN Everyone can contribute, she Foundation; Rachel Harris, women’s says, no matter how much money advocacy coordinator; Patricia Pear- they have. LeMay has raised over man, director of disparity programs $150 million performing social and U.S. partnerships, General Elec- change fundraising. She provides training for organizations such as JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney and CitiFinancial. LeMay discussed how easy it is to be philanthropic, regardless of personality or personal budget. Her book, “The Generosity Plan,” was available for purchase at the luncheon. The book explains the importance of giving and fund- Kathy LeMay, keynote speaker for the lunch- raising. It also has a step-by-step eon, autographs her newly published book, plan for you to begin to give per- “The Generosity Plan.” PHOTO BY LEM PETERKIN sonally or to set up generosity clubs. In the book, LeMay Ivan Juzang, founder and president of MEE provides steps to Productions, and Pamela Weddington, VP of structure the fi nan- Communications at MEE Productions, respond cial planning pro- to questions from the audience. PHOTO BY LEM PETERKIN cess for giving on any salary. tric Healthymagination; Dr. Claudia The event was Baquet, associate dean of policy and planned and executed planning, University of Maryland by the members of School of Medicine; Dr. Maria Car- Delta’s National Social illo, senior director for medical and Action Commission, scientifi including Sorors Mar- c relations, National Alzheim- ers Association; Carol Evans, Work- cella Maxwell, Carla ing Mothers Media; Veronica Pollard, Harris and Rosia Black- senior vice president for marketing well Lawrence, who and communications, U.S. Fund for represent the Sorority BY LEM PETERKIN PHOTODelta Day at the United Nations program participants. UNICEF; Ivan Juzang, founder and at the United Nations. president, MEE Pro- ductions; and Pame- National staff who worked with the la Weddington, vice commission to coordinate this event president of com- were Soror Ella McNair, director of munications, MEE programs/publications and public Productions. relations; and Soror Candi Mundon, The keynote public policy specialist; and Soror speaker, Kathy Le- Patreá Logan, meeting planner. The May, founder of National Social Action Commission is Raising Change, dis- led by Rev. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, 22nd cussed “Social Re- National President, and Soror Patri- sponsibility – The cia Watkins Lattimore as co-chairs, Role We Can All and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge Play in Closing the and Dr. Julianne Malveaux serve as Poverty & Dispar- honorary co-chairs. ity Gap.” LeMay, in her quiet, dignifi Sorors and guests enjoy a moment of networking and fellowship Pat Evans contributed to this article. ▲ ed, determined voice, during the luncheon. PHOTO BY LEM PETERKIN 28 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
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