To promote equity by facilitating access to academic, health and economic development opportunities through charitable giving and engagement within our black and underserved communities in Colorado.
DDI has been in existence since 1995. It was originally established as the non-profit arm of the Denver Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for the purpose of fundraising for their charitable activities such as scholarships, youth programs and health education. DDI's membership included all members of Denver Alumnae, and was governed by a Board of Directors. In 2016, the Denver Alumnae elected to relinquished its membership in DDI and DDI was re-established as a Board consisting of 8-13 Directors.
DDI now expands its funding and backing beyond a single organization raising funds and partnering with community organizations to provide academic support through scholarships and mentoring programs; partnering with health organizations to help educate on mental health and promote healthy lifestyles; and to collaborate with organizations for programs that promote economic growth in areas such as wealth management, housing and planning for the future specifically within our black and underserved communities in Colorado.
"DDI's administrative expertise as our fiscal agent allowed us to focus our efforts on the programming for the Power of Black Women Summit"
Michelle R. Simmons, President