The Washington DC Alumnae Chapter (WDCAC) hosts fundraisers and seeks sponsorships with community partners to help fund its scholarships to students and various programs that serve to benefit the residents of the District of Columbia.
Our largest fundraiser, WDCAC’s Sunday Gospel Brunch is our signature annual event. This event, typically held in late fall, will feed the mind, body, and spirit as WDCAC comes together with the community for a faith- and fun-filled event. This event, still in its infancy, has raised a significant amount of money for scholarships and other community programs. Most recently, the chapter held a popcorn fundraiser with Double Good Gourmet Popcorn where we produced historic sales records netting a large return in fundraising dollars! Other recent fundraisers have included WDCAC’s first-ever Walk-for-a-Cause where the community came together to raise money while doing cause-worthy wellness and self-care.
Some of the chapter’s past fundraisers have included a student anthology project entitled My Voice Matters: Telling Our Stories and Making a Difference that featured over 40 young writers who shared stories that spoke to the issues they faced daily; pop-up retail events at Alex and Ani’s National Harbor location where the chapter received a percentage of all sales for the day; and the annual HBCU Alliance 5k Run/Walk where the chapter’s team shared a wonderful heart-healthy experience. Undoubtedly, however, the chapter’s most noteworthy past signature event was Distinguished Men Cooking with the Deltas. This event ran successfully for 15 years, bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Through its fundraising efforts, WDCAC has been able to implement programs such as:
o Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully), which is designed to help young women, between the ages of 14 and 18, to realize their dreams
o EMBODI, a self‐empowering initiative targeted to young men ages 11 to 18
o Entrepreneurship Expo – providing tools and techniques for starting and growing a business
o World AIDS Day Awareness Programs
o Physical and Mental Health Programs
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