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About Us

Affectionately known as FAC, Foothill Alumnae Chapter was chartered on March 16, 1991, and became the 828th chapter in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. There were 34 charter members who were not only active in Delta, but excelled as leaders in their professional and community lives. The chapter now boasts of over 70 members.

FAC is as diverse in interests as the communities we serve. Our boundaries span the 210 Freeway, covering the communities located in the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. The sorors of Foothill are committed to a hands-on approach to serving the community. During the 100th year anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta, FAC was recognized both nationally and regionally for its work with the Delta GEMS and EMBODI youth programs. 

The total population of the San Gabriel Valley in the 2000 Census was 1,510,378 people, of which 1,425,596 were living in the 30 incorporated cities. Estimates for the 2010 census put the population at over 2 million. Of those residents our target audience in our service areas is represented below: 

Message From the President

It is a great honor to serve as the President for the exceptional Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Foothill Alumnae Chapter members. Our Sorority consists of diverse and unique members, yet all their actions are guided by our core values: Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service. Keep reading to learn more about us, and feel free to reach out with any questions.

-President Nychelle Toussaint

Significant Information About Our Chapter

  • 2016: Farwest Region Exemplary Award for Outstanding Program  planning and Development, International Awareness and Involvement: Second Place Award.

  • 2015: The Rose Parade Queen was a graduate of the chapter's Delta Academy and GEMS programs.

  • 2013: The chapter's International Awareness committee won an award for its mission trip to the Bahamas.

  • 2013: The chapter's youth programs, Delta Academy, GEMS and embody won awards at our 100th National Convention.

  • 2011: The chapter's newsletter won Best Newsletter of the Year at the Regional Conferences in Santa Clara.

  • 2011: Soror Pam Young was the Advisor of the Year.

  • 2006: Soror Vivian Hines was recognized as the Delta Dear of the Year.

  • 2003: Heritage School honored by the Rose Bowl Foundation.

Chapter History

Foothill Alumnae Charter Members

Chartered - March 16, 1991

During the enigmatic eighties, engulfed by the awesome demographic changes, the need for community service expansion in the Foothill community became clearly apparent.  For over a five-year period, discussions on the feasibility of a new chapter in the area were held. Additionally, reclamation of sorors qualified and willing to provide a myriad of community services coupled with the expertise and leadership experience of active Deltas, inevitably led to the birth of the Foothill Alumnae Chapter.

 

Planning sorors firmly believed that the establishment of this chapter would provide an opportunity for networking between sorors of diverse talents and skills. Many of the skills were developed through a variety of career fields and work with other volunteer organizations along the Foothills in the northeast portion of Los Angeles County.  By the end of 1990, the Foothill Alumnae Chapter charter application was submitted. Grounded in the tradition of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the charter application was made with a commitment toward enhancing the deliverance of public service to the local community. Meanwhile, this endeavor increased the active and financial membership in the Farwest Region, empowering the National Program.

 

At the beginning of the 1990 Christmas Season, proposed charter members were notified of preliminary approvals. What a wonderful Christmas present! Dreams were fulfilled on March 16, 1991 when chartering became a reality. The Foothill Alumnae Chapter (F.A.C.) became a fact!!!

 

Chartering activities included an inspirational Delta Internal Development morning workshop, lunch, and the chartering ceremony at the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, 1180 North Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena California. A formal tea immediately followed the impressive ceremonial event, where the new chapter was greeted and congratulated by National, Regional and local guests.  Officiating over segments, and enjoying the entire chartering day activities were National Treasurer, Soror Marcia Fudge, and Farwest Regional Director, Soror June laVerne Long.  The memorable occasion was culminated by a Black Tie Dinner Dance at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Monrovia, California. Joined by friends and other Greek letter organizations, the Foothill Alumnae Chapter sorors never looked lovelier in their red and white formal gowns.

Charter Members

  1. Sandra Anderson

  2. Nancy Cash

  3. Gloria “Ginger” Cole

  4. Lorenza Cole

  5. Sandra Hicks Cox

  6. Lillian Davis

  7. Phyllis Douglas

  8. Marion Duff

  9. Jeri R. Durham

  10. Gloria Fallin

  11. Celia Graham

  12. Deborah Harrison

  13. Argola Haynes

  14. Cynthia Jones Hicks

  15. Debra L. Jackson

  16. Ruth Johnson

  17. Gwendolyn Jackson Lisboa

  18. Marilyn Meadows

  19. Dolores Melton

  20. Nanette Moore

  21. Edna Poole-Nobles

  22. Mazree Porter

  23. Temille Porter

  24. Joanne Smallwood

  25. Joyce Streator

  26. Sheila Reid Tatum

  27. Adrienne Brooks Taylor

  28. Lois Toran

  29. Betty Betts Turner

  30. Marilyn Turner

  31. Sandra Wilkins

  32. Cheryl D. Wilson

  33. Doris J. Wilson

  34. Harley Wyatt

Sorority History

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance
and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.

Founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University, the Sorority
is currently a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women.
This includes 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Republic of Korea.

 

The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic
Thrust:

1. Economic Development
2. Physical and Mental Health
3. Educational Development
4. Political Awareness and Involvement
5. International Awareness and Involvement

For more information, visit our national website at: www.deltasigmatheta.org