Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Tau Delta Zeta Chapter will celebrate the 94th anniversary of the sorority’s founding with a Founders’ Day Luncheon. The event, which will take place Jan. 18, at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel.
With the theme: 94 Years Strong and the Legacy Continues, the event will feature the international president of Zeta Phi Beta, Mary Breaux Wright as keynote speaker. Wright took the helm of leadership in July of 2012. Since that time, she has introduced community service initiatives that emphasize elder care, adopting schools and increasing involvement with government affairs.
Additionally, philanthropist Karen Arrington will receive the Living the Legacy Award. Arrington founded the Miss Black USA Scholarship Pageant, the nation’s first scholarship pageant for African American Women, co-founded Diabetes Awareness Day in Gambia, West Africa and was named a goodwill ambassador in recognition for her work to support women in Africa.
Implementing Zeta Phi Beta's national service initiative, Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel), Tau Delta Zeta Chapter has provided a variety of services within Prince George's County. Services include blood and bone marrow drives, sponsoring panel discussions to combat domestic violence, co-sponsoring candidates forums, sponsoring Get Out The Vote initiatives, providing school supplies to seven different schools in the County and awarding scholarships to deserving college-bound students. Tau Delta Zeta Chapter has recently adopted both a school and senior center in Prince George’s County and also sponsors a youth group called the Archonette Club that mentors teen girls and prepares them for leadership.
Looking to expand its ranks, Tau Delta Zeta Chapter will hold an informational meeting, Jan. 22, at Signature Blue Events in Beltsville, Md.