The Delta Artistic Academic and Philanthropic Foundation (DAAP), in conjunction with the Suburban Houston Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held the Delta Legend Awards on Saturday at The Power Center.
The Delta Legend Awards featured the Delta May Week Program during the event. The 2007 DLA Honorees: are Chevron Oil (Corporate Award); Actor Christopher Scott from the recently released movie “My Brothers” (Artistic Achievement Award) and Barbara Joseph, Executive Director of Positive Efforts Foundation which is devoted to addressing HIV/AIDS Awareness (Humanitarian Award). DLA was developed to provide recognition to individuals, organizations, corporations and youth who deserve accolades for their accomplishments. The Delta May Week Program will highlight winners from an Essay Contest, Scholarship Recipients and special recognition of the Delta Gems and Delta Academy Programs. This program was established to emphasize scholastic achievement, educational opportunities and the encouragement of higher learning. The Entertainment was provided by the Madison HS Jazz Ensemble directed by Samuel Jackson. Carlos Lewis, former NAACP-ACTSO performer, was the featured singer.
Isiah Carey, Fox Channel 26 news reporter, served as Master of Ceremonies. This year’s guest speaker was, Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, the National First Vice President of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in addition to serving as the National Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Gwendolyn K. Grant, the Southwest Regional Director and an employee of AT&T Southwest, will also participate.
DAAP was established in 1996 to contribute to diverse populations with a primary focus on youth. It has provided over $200,000 in scholarships and educational programs.