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About Us

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The Greater Cleveland Delta Foundation Life Development Center, Inc. was established in 1997 for the purpose of providing a permanent home for the Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and to provide programs for youth and young adults in the community.  We are committed to the continuous development and implementation of programming that will benefit the Greater Cleveland Community. 

OUR 
Executive
Team

Our leadership team is comprised of community leaders. They oversee operations of the board.

Kathi Howard-Primes President

Kathi Howard-Primes, President

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. - President Barack Obama

Dr. Heather Burton Vice President

Dr. Heather Burton, Vice President

As a Christian Black Woman my identity is evidenced in faith, rooted in an ancestry of survival and yielding a life of blessing and prosperity. - Dr. Heather Burton

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Gertha Menefee, Treasurer

Education is the most powerful weapon one can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela

Shelia Gardner Financial Secretary

Sheila Gardner, Financial Secretary

It takes more effort to hate than to love; therefore, choose love. -

Sheila Gardner

De'Maka Davis Secretary

De'Maka Davis, Secretary

For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. -Matthew 25:35-36 (NASB)

Ruth Price-Rollins Ex-Officio

Ruth Price-Rollins, Ex-Officio

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. - 

Philippians 4:13

Jacqueline Head Correspondence Secretary

Jacqueline Head, Correspondence Secretary

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Dr. Martin Luther King

Consuela Albright Parliamentarian

Consuela Albright, Parliamentarian

When times are hard, do something. If it works, do it some more. If it does not work, do something else. But keep going. - Audre Lorde

Marsha Brooks Immediate Past President

Marsha Brooks, Immediate Past President

Service is the rent we pay for being, It is the very purpose

of life, and not something you do in your spare time. - Dr. Marian Wright

OUR 
Committee Chairs

Our Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of volunteers, community members, and leaders who are all committed to working to help make a difference in the Greater Cleveland community.

Essence Doucet Chair Communications and Public Relations Committee

Essence Doucet, Chair Communications and Public Relations Committee

Your attitude not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. - Zig Ziglar

Neida Miller Chair Audit Committee

Neida Miller, Chair
Audit Committee

Empowered People Empower People. - Unknown Author

LaVada Tillie Chair Programming Committee

LaVada Tillie, Chair Programming Committee

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise. - Maya Angelou

Dr. Denise McCray Co-Chair Goverance Committee

Dr. Denise McCray, Co-Chair Governance Committee

A smile and love is the best medicine to give when a friend is hurting. You can't look at a person and tell what they have been through. It is important to treat others as you would want to be treated. - Dr. Denise McCray

Consuela Albright Co-Chair Building Grounds and Tenants

Consuela Albright, Co-Chair Governance Committee

When times are hard, do something. If it works, do it some more. If it does not work, do something else. But keep going. - Audre Lorde

Deborah Evans Chair Sunshine Committee

Deborah Evans, Chair Sunshine Committee

How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time. - Morgan Freeman.

Bennie Williams-Roper Chair Finance Committee

Bennie Williams-Roper, Chair Finance Committee

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.   In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6

Jacqueline Head Co-Chair Building Grounds and Tenants

Jacqueline Head, Co-Chair Building Grounds and Tenants

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Dr. Martin Luther King

Shelia Gardner Co-Chair Building Grounds and Tenants

Sheila Gardner, Co-Chair Building Grounds and Tenants

It takes more effort to hate than to love; therefore, choose love. -

Sheila Gardner

Maureen Horton Chair Fundraising Committee

Maureen Horton, Chair Fundraising Committee

If you look to money for happiness, you will be disappointed; to power, you will be disillusioned; to honour, you will be dissatisfied; to others, you will be disenchanted; but if you look to God, you will be fulfilled.  – Author unknown

Deborah Evans Chair Grants Committee

Deborah Evans, Chair Grants Committee

How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time. - Morgan Freeman.

Full List of Directors

Consuela Albright

Dr. Heather Burton

Marsha Brooks

Adrienne Clotman

Cheri Coleman-Daniels

De'Maka Davis

Essence Doucet

Deborah Evans

Melonie Frazier

Sheila Gardner

Jaqueline Head

Maureen Horton

Dr. Denise McCray

Ellenia Matthews

Gertha Menefee

Neida Miller

Kathi Howard-Primes

Ruth Price-Rollins

Bennie J. Williams-Roper

Kim Sutton

LaVada Tillie

Adina Calhoun-Walker

Martine Wilson

Working Today To Change Tomorrow!

Community . Collaboration . Commitment

Our Mission

The Greater Cleveland Delta Foundation Life Development Center, Inc. collaborates with and promotes public service programs in support of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and other service-oriented organizations.  The Greater Cleveland Delta Foundation Life Development Center is committed to health, education, economics, government, and social and cultural empowerment of the Greater Cleveland community; especially low- and moderate-income members, through program development, community outreach, and community engagement.

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Our Vision

Improving the health, educational, economic, and social status of the underserved in the Greater Cleveland community.

We Need Your Support Today!

Greater Cleveland Delta Foundation Life Development Center

We are a nonprofit 501 c3 organization serving the Greater Cleveland community for over 10 years and focused on helping to make the world around us a better, happier place. Our grant program provides funding for educational and enrichment programs primarily for youth. 

Email: gcdfldc@gmail.com

Phone: 216-250-1009

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