Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Closes Out 2022 Grand Boulè in Philadelphia, Leaving Behind an Economic Impact of Over $6.5 Million

Actress, singer, philanthropist Dawnn Lewis being inducted into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. during the 2022 Grand Boulè in Philadelphia, surrounded by past presidents of the 102-year-old sorority; from left to right, Mary Breaux Wright, Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, the Honorable Dr. Barbara West Carpenter, and Sheryl Underwood. Lewis is the founder and CEO of A New Day Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides financial and programmatic support to underprivileged youth and grassroots community organizations.

fter 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!”

“It was an absolute honor to celebrate our 2022 Grand Boulè in Philadelphia this year,” said Hollingsworth Baker. “Over the week-long period, our sorority brought over 6,000 members to the city, provided over $640,000 in donations, and left behind an economic impact of over $6.5 million. With scholarship being a principle I hold in high regard, I am especially happy that Zeta Phi Beta provided a $125,000 scholarship to a deserving high school student as she embarks on a college education.”