After Celebrating 102 Years of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Says Goodbye to the City of Brotherly Love
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., one of the country’s largest women’s service organizations, ended their 2022 Grand Boulè on Sunday, July 24, 2022 after a week of sorority business meetings, service-oriented projects, and celebratory moments.
Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, the sorority’s 25th “Centennial” International President, focused this Grand Boulè on honoring the legacy of the sorority’s founders through the theme, “Honoring Our Founders, Continuing Their Legacy, The Dream Lives On!”
During the 7-day Grand Boulè, the agenda included:
- A Zeta National Educational Foundation (Z-NEF) sponsored “Z-NEF Scholars for Dollars” event that comprised of a Battle of the DJs and Step Show
- The 2022 Grand Boulè Opening Ceremony where the Founder Myrtle Tyler Faithful $125,000 scholarship was awarded to Skyler Evans, a high school senior from Baton Rouge; Zeta members Opal Lee, “the Grandmother of Juneteenth,” and Elisabeth Omilami, actress and CEO of Hosea Helps, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization, received recognition as P.E.A.R.L.S. Society honorees
- The Macy’s x Kasper Fashion Show event
- Honorary member induction of Dawnn Lewis, actress, singer and philanthropist into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
- A gala awards dinner where the work of local chapters across the sorority were honored and celebrated. Donations were provided to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Micah’s Voice, and Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia
- A concert by the legendary Mary J. Blige and a closing inspirational breakfast with performances by gospel artists Jekalyn Carr and Hezekiah Walker
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded in 1920 on the campus of Howard University, and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Zeta has initiated a diverse membership of more than 125,000 college-educated women with more than 850 chapters in North America, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East.
For more information about Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. visit www.zphib1920.org.
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