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M A K I N G N E W S AT The Delta Foundation BY DEBORAH PEAKS COLEMAN New Director of serve University. She Human Resources Department. Operations leads serves on the boards Soror Bagneris, who is a principal Foundation Staff of the Minerva Fund- fi nancial analyst with the El Segundo, Akron, International Calif. based company, said that she is Soror Brittany Grimes Institute of Akron, committed to supporting The Delta Zaehringer, Esq. has been Women’s Endowment Foundation and will encourage other hired to serve in the new- Fund, and the Akron Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members ly created position, direc- Rotary Camp. employed at her company to do the tor of operations at the Soror Zaehringer, same. Delta Research and Edu- served as the second “We have to fund our Founda- cational Foundation (The vice president of Ak- tion so that we will be able to sustain Delta Foundation), effec- ron Alumnae Chapter, ourselves for the next one-hundred tive January 5, 2012. Za- Delta Sigma Theta years,” she said. ehringer has an extensive Sorority’s Midwest A member of the Sorority’s Na- background in non-profi Brittany Grimes Zaehringer, Esq. t Region Chapter of tional Collegiate Transitional Task management, executive the Year. She shares Force, Soror Bagneris said she is leadership, and implementing suc- membership in the Sorority with her particularly pleased with the Foun- cessful fund development strategies. mother, Soror Deborah A. Grimes dation’s Community Program Grants “We are excited to welcome Brit- and her younger sister, Soror Dana component and realizes that more tany on board,” said Dr. Alison J. Har- Grimes Robert. She is married to Pe- income for the Foundation would re- mon, president of The Delta Founda- ter Zaehringer. sult in more grantmaking. tion. “Her energetic spirit, dynamic Barbara also contributed to The talent, and capable experience will be critical in moving the Foundation Alternative Way of Giving to the Delta Foundation at her previous em- forward to being a premiere philan- Delta Foundation: ployer, Boeing, where she worked for thropic organization.” Through your Workplace 27 years. Currently, she is a member of Orange County Alumnae Chapter, Soror Zaehringer relocated to Make your where she serves as treasurer. She D.C. from Ohio, where she served donation to is also a former national second vice as chief operating offi The Delta Foun- cer for the Girl president of Delta Sigma Theta Soror- Scouts of North East Ohio since 2007. dation simple ity, Inc. (having served from 1979-81). Prior to joining the Girl Scouts staff, and easy—give The Delta Foundation thanks Soror she held several positions under the through payroll Barbara L. Bagneris for being a key Summit County Executive’s Offi deduction at ce in supporter. Akron, Ohio, including Equal Employ- your employer. ment Opportunity compliance offi Many compa- cer, assistant deputy director of contract nies offer pay- Saluting Pearlie G. Thomas: administration and human resources roll deduction to One of the Foundation’s Finest administrator. In addition to her gov- their employees Barbara L. Bagneris Volunteers ernment service, she has extensive who are willing It’s absolutely wonderful to have experience creating and implement- to support non-profi committed, enthusiastic volunteers t, charitable or- ing quality control measures in the ganizations such as The Delta Foun- who show up ready and willing to non-profi dation. Most recently, Soror Barbara work and believe in your mission! t sector. Informally known as “Britt,” she L. Bagneris of Southern California en- That’s exactly what The Delta Foun- received a Bachelor of Arts degree gaged her employer, Raytheon- SAS dation has in Soror Pearlie G. Thom- in sociology from the University of Division, to offer the capability of as, an extraordinary volunteer who Michigan and holds a Juris Doctorate payroll deduction to The Delta Foun- brings passionate dedication and and Master of Science in social ad- dation. She explained it was a simple, tremendous energy in support of The ministration from Case Western Re- easy process to complete with the Delta Foundation. Just as her name 80 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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