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The Legacy of Love Foundation is run completely by volunteer leadership. Board members serve for three-year terms and bring professional expertise from a diverse set of corporations, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

2024 Board of Directors

Jennifer Banks

Vice President
Dr. Adrienne Y. Semidey

Michelle Harris

Barbara L. Wells

Financial Secretary
Dr. Rosalind C. Lee


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Valencia Carter Barnes
Dr. Robin P. Cooper
Rhonda Jackson
Leslie Faith Jones
Cherron McCutchen
Susan C. Moody, Esq.
Afra Muhammad
Shakiera D. Scott

Foundation Administrator
Alia Tanko

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A Letter from the President

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Since 2002 the Legacy of Love Foundation, originally named the Scholarship Endowment Fund of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., has remained committed to our mission to fund academic scholarships and to encourage community leadership in education, economic empowerment, health, and the arts.

With the generous help of our donors we continue to work towards our goal of 1 million dollars in the Scholarship Endowment Fund. Thanks to an extremely generous gift of $95,000 from the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., we are closer than ever to that goal. Our partners are committed to supporting Philadelphia area high school students in their higher education careers. To date we have granted over $321,000 in scholarships and over $78,000 in grants to local area non-profits.

Together with our donors great and small, we are making a difference in the lives of our youth and enabling non-profits in our community to continue their good work. We continue to increase annually the amount provided in scholarships to deserving high school graduates. In these challenging times, we are still in the business of making a way for others and recognizing those creating their own legacies.

In June 2022 we awarded $22,000 in academic scholarships. We also awarded $6,000 in grants to community nonprofits in furtherance of our mission to encourage community leadership in education, economic empowerment, health, and the arts.

Thank you once again for being a part of this success story. The challenges we face in our communities are great—food insecurity, housing discrimination, health disparities—but not insurmountable. We can and do make a difference when we come together to lift our young people and provide them with opportunities to meet their educational and personal goals.

“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.” ~ W. E. B. Du Bois

Joy A. Guarneri

Immediate Past President


The Legacy of Love Foundation, Inc. (LOLF) funds academic scholarships and encourages community leadership in education, economic empowerment, health, and the arts.