Affectionately known as FAC, Foothill Alumnae Chapter was chartered on March 16, 1991.
The Chapter became the 828th chapter in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and now the chapter boasts of over 70 members.
A MESSAGE FROM
The formidable members of the Foothill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., welcome you to our website. As the 828th chartered chapter, we have spent over 30 years providing quality public service programs in the area along the foothills of Southern California between Burbank to the west and Pomona to the East.
As we emerge from the trials of the recent year, we are excited to embark on a new level of commitment to our communities near and far. Our dynamic sisterhood celebrates 108 years of committed public service, and we hope that you will join us in our mission of transforming lives and impacting communities. If you are a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and new to the
San Gabriel area, I encourage you to connect with our chapter and join us as we strive to make a difference in the communities we serve.
Our website is designed to provide you with insight and valuable information about the Foothill Alumnae Chapter’s programs and projects which include: Delta Academy (girls ages 11-14), Delta Gems (young ladies ages 14-18), EMBODI (young men ages 11-18), Money Mondays, Think Tank Tuesdays and our signature Scholarship Jazz Brunch among others.
Thank you for visiting our website and feel free to visit us again for updates and information on what’s happening with the Foothill Alumnae Chapter.
Dierdre L. Gay, President
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.
Gloria “Ginger” Cole
Sandra Hicks Cox
Jeri R. Durham
Cynthia Jones Hicks
Debra L. Jackson
Gwendolyn Jackson Lisboa
Sheila Reid Tatum
Adrienne Brooks Taylor
Betty Betts Turner
Cheryl D. Wilson
Doris J. Wilson