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Financial planning, money management, consumer education, investments, and employment opportunities are but a few of Delta’s “money concerns” under Economic Development.

National economic trends, such as unstable employment, the threat to Social Security as we know it, and the widening gap between wealth and poverty are the basis for the development of Financial Fortitude, the current Economic Development Program Initiative of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.  Financial Fortitude is a process that will help program participants to set and define goals, develop a plan to achieve them and to put the plan into action. The process serves as a blueprint to address all aspects of personal finances.

Knightdale – Wake Forest Alumnae continues to establish Financial Fortitude programs to help sorority members and the communities we serve to attain personal wealth and financial security.  We are committed to motivating and empowering the African American community to become financially fit and economically stable. The Economic Development Committee will host its annual DELTA MARKETPLACE every December. The DELTA MARKETPLACE is an event that gives small minority businesses an opportunity to sell and promote their businesses and services; it helps stimulate the local economy and provides the community with a platform to support small minority businesses. The DELTA MARKETPLACE hosts a variety of businesses, including Greek paraphernalia, jewelry, baked goods and chocolates, health awareness, clothing for the whole family, and a Food truck, to name a few.


Rosa Gilchrist Oates

Rosa Gilchrist Oates


Tanesha Cameron-Cole

Tanesha Cameron-Cole


Our Programs

  • Economic Tip of the Month
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Sustainability: Live Debt Free, Live Beneath Your Means
  • Spring Financial Fortitude Seminar
  • Spotlight on Sorors’ Businesses  (Monthly)
  • The Delta Challenge/DST Home ownership Initiative

Our Initiatives in Action