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Release Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 3:34 PM
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Deltas for Howard Host Red Dress Ball
Celebration for Centennial Anniversary Benefits Howard University

The Deltas for Howard will host a Red Dress Ball Benefit for Howard University on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 as a countdown to the Centennial anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Deltas for Howard, a support organization of Howard University, are members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. who are alumnae, administrators, faculty, staff, students and retirees. They are committed to preserving the bond between all Deltas and Howard University, the birthplace of the Sorority.

The formal affair will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction with net proceeds benefiting Howard University. The funds raised are earmarked for the restoration of the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, implementation of a campus beautification project, and installation of a plaza with landscaping on the lower quad, "The Valley."

The ball will be held at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. at 8p.m. RSVP by January 6, 2012. Ticket prices begin at $125. There are three sponsorship levels including Silver, Gold and Platinum and advertising & auction donation opportunities. For more information, visit If you have questions, call 202.437.7334 or 202.806.8015, or email or

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities. Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 250,000 members and nearly 1,000 chapters worldwide. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national programs. For more information about the Sorority visit,

Howard University is a private research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at

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