Hartford Alum Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority MLK Jr. Breakfast

Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrated its 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast on Monday, January 16th, 2012, at 9 a.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center. This year’s event featured keynote speaker Dr. Julianne Malveaux, speaker, economist, thought leader and 15th National President of Bennett College.

The MLK breakfast continues to be the signature scholarship fundraising event for the Hartford Alumnae Chapter, which has enabled the organization to award renewable scholarships to 116 talented young African-American female high school seniors every year since 1985. Last year, the Chapter presented five local area students with scholarships. With the help of corporate and community sponsorship, the chapter has awarded a total of approximately $175,000 worth of scholarship funds.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact 860-306-8785.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University in 1913 by 22 enlightened, dynamic college women who represented the epitome of sisterhood, scholarship and service. The Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. chartered in 1947 is a private, non-profit 501(c)(7), organization whose purpose is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare. Today the active membership of the Hartford Alumnae Chapter include professional women in the fields of education, government, corporate America, and the not for profit sector, and for over 60 years continues to be dedicated to the mission and vision of the Sorority’s Founders by contributing countless hours of public service and outreach programs in the areas of Educational Develop ment, Economical Development, Physical and Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement and International Awareness and Involvement.