Fundraisers

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. The Sunday Gospel Brunch will feed the mind, body, and spirit, celebrate WDCAC’s 100-year anniversary, and raise 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!

This year we are excited to announce the return of Distinguished Men Cookin’ with the Deltas (DMCwD)! DMCwD is one of our longest running and most successful fundraisers. It returns for the 16th year! The success of this fundraiser has earned our chapter over $200,000 in fundraising dollars. Join us on April 23, 2022 at Trinity Washington University Athletic Center as we feast on a variety of cuisine from a multitude of chefs and support our area food truck owners in the name of scholarship and service for DC residents. Check out the Distinguished Men Cookin’ with the Deltas page for more information.

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; the first-ever Walk-for-a-Cause where the community came together to raise money while doing cause-worthy wellness and self-care. and the annual HBCU Alliance 5k Run/Walk where the chapter’s team shared a wonderful heart-healthy experience. 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

For more information about the chapter’s fundraising opportunities or to become a community partner, please send an email to 3rdvp@wdcacdst.org.

For more information, contact us at: 3rdvp@wdcacdst.org