The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Greater Cleveland Chapter
I am honored and humbled to serve as the Greater Cleveland Delta Foundation Life Development Center (GCDFLDC) President for 2022-2024. The Greater Cleveland Delta Foundation Life Development Center Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1997 for the purpose of providing a permanent home for the Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Our mission is to promote educational, health, government, economics, social and cultural programs for the community. Our theme for 2022-2024 is Working for Today to Change Tomorrow and our focus is Community, Collaboration and Commitment.
During the 2021 board year, The GCDFLDC set an important goal to pay off the Delta Center’s mortgage located at 11955 Shaker Boulevard. With the generous support of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., donors, friends and supporters we achieved our goal. We extend a heartfelt thank you to all that supported the GCDFLDC efforts. During the 2021 board year, the GCDFLDC collaborated with the Cleveland Food Bank to feed 373 families, partnered with local experts to present educational and health seminars, sponsored a community virtual walk and mentored CMSD students in our Stephanie Tubbs Jones Leadership Academy. The GCDFLDC is committed to continue the rich legacy of serving and uplifting our Cleveland area community.
Our vision for GCDFLDC is a future where we continue to grow and support important service-oriented causes that are crucial to our community, develop and create lasting partnerships . Thanks to the accomplishments and remarkable work of our Board of Directors, Advisory Board Members, Friends of GCDFLDC, and volunteers, we have begun a movement for transformative change in our community that the GCDFLDC is committed to help nurture and grow.
On behalf of the Greater Cleveland Delta Foundation Life Development Center, Inc., we are committed to “working for today to change tomorrow”. Thank you for your continued support.
Sitting: M. Sandra Treutt, Delanie West, President Dionne Jones, National President Elizabeth A. Jones, Andrea P. Porter, Elaine Dansby, Lillian Sherrod
Standing: Moriah Batiest, DaLisa Delk Cann, Barbara Bradley Blamo, Marian Wallace, Markayla Mariner, Dense Milner, Andrea Morris ,Wendy McGhee-Jones, Tamia D. Woods, Marcella Boyd-Cox
NC100BWGC is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that advocates on behalf of woman and children of color in the areas of health, education, economic empowerment, strategic alliances and civic engagement.
In accordance with the organization’s overarching mission the Greater Cleveland Chapter implements programs that:
Provide an effective network among African-American Women and other women of color,
Establish links between the Greater Cleveland Chapter and the corporate and political sectors,
Enable African-American women and other women of color to be a visible force in the socioeconomic arena,
Meet the career needs of these women and facilitate their access to mainstream America,
Use the tools of role modeling and mentoring to provide meaningful guidance to young women, and
Recognize the historic achievements of African-American women and other women of color.
The members of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. Greater Cleveland Chapter represent a diverse cross-section of professions and fields of endeavor. These women bring numerous skills, resources and talents to the efforts to carry out the vision, mission and goals of the organization. Past Presidents include: Margaret R. Barron, Donna Moore-Ramsey, Ph.D., Barbara A. Williams, and Patricia Turner Cunningham, immediate past president and current National President, Elizabeth A. Jones. The current president is Dionne E. Jones.
We are a National 501c3 non-profit organization. Through advocacy we work as change agents to influence policy that promotes gender equity in health, education and economic empowerment. We believe through our efforts we will fulfill our vision of seeing black women and girls living in a world where socio-economic inequity does not exist.