Economic Development

Economic Development

2018-19 Committee Chairs:  Dr. Chonta Haynes and Dr. Kay Lee-Smith

The Economic Development Committee is responsible for educating the community and chapter members on personal fiscal management, financial security, homeownership, and entrepreneurship.

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, Incorporated. 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.

The Financial Fortitude initiative is comprised of ten components and provides a collaboration of information from major economic corporations and other well-known financial institutions. The ten components include: Goal Setting, Financial Planning, Budgeting, Debt Management, Savings & Investments, Retirement Planning, Homeownership, Insurance, Estate Planning, and Entrepreneurship. The initiative helps members of the Sorority spread financial education throughout their local communities.

2018-2019 Financial Fortitude Priorities


Decrease Debt


Increase Wealth


Minimize Financial Fraud and Exploitation

Heighten Entrepreneur Awareness

2018-2019 Financial Fortitude Initiatives 


Passing the Torch Series, Estate

Planning Information & Activation

Financially Fit News, monthly financial fortitude newsletter

Financial Literacy for Teens, focusing on goal setting, budgeting, and spending for

our youth groups and parents

Black Tank, competition featuring Black owned community businesses

If you have any questions contact

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