Delta Sigma Theta Almunae Create New Endowment at Community Foundation

Endowed Fund Honors Longtime Public Servant Bertha Henry

August 3, 2023
Damita Salters, Deetra Durham, Bertha Henry, Sheri Brown Grosvenor and Burnadette Norris-Weeks celebrate a new endowment at the Community Foundation of Broward created by Broward County Almunae of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and named in honor of Bertha's longtime public service.

For more than a century, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has championed philanthropy that takes on big challenges and empowers people with tools for success.

With support for education, health care, economic opportunity and more, Delta Sigma Theta and its alumnae through the years have committed to giving back in ways that transform lives.

Now Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Broward County Almunae Chapter has teamed up with the Community Foundation of Broward to create an endowment that establishes permanent, sustainable support to carry on their important local charitable mission.

This groundbreaking endowed fund – the first of its kind created by a historically Black sorority at the Community Foundation – will help improve the quality of life of Broward’s diverse community with support for education, scholarships, cultural enrichment and social well-being.

The new endowment – the Bertha Henry/Delta Education and Life Development Foundation Fund – is named in honor of fellow alumna and longtime public servant Bertha Henry. Bertha, who serves on the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, in 2022 retired as Broward County Administrator after more than 30 years of distinguished experience in public administration.

Community Foundation Vice President Sheri Brown Grosvenor, also a Delta Sigma Theta alumna, helped forge the philanthropy partnership that launched this new Nonprofit Endowment Fund – which she hopes encourages other Black sororities and fraternities to create permanent support for their philanthropy.

“The Community Foundation is honored to partner with the local alumnae of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for this exciting new chapter of their philanthropy,” Sheri said. “As a proud alumna, I know we've been dedicated to giving back and empowering others to succeed for over 110 years, and this new endowed fund will support those efforts for generations to come.”
Learn More

To learn more about creating or adding to a charitable fund at the Community Foundation, contact Kelly Marmol, Vice President of Philanthropic Services, at or 954-761-9503.

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