| 08/14/2009 05:42 AM
Several members of Eta Theta Zeta Foundation sponsored by Eta Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. presented Dr. George C. Bradley, President of Paine College, with a $2,000 contribution to the Paine College United Negro Scholarship Campaign.
According to Betty J. Bryant ' 62 and Chair of the Foundation, the Foundation was established about three years ago for the purpose of giving contributions to some of the area schools and organizations.
"Our foundation is a great tool in which we use to give back," she said.
Many of the members of the sorority's local chapter are also Paine College alumnae. Their contributions not only fulfill the sorority's order to service, but also their responsibility as alumnae.
Each year the sorority does fundraisers to support the community. After the fundraisers end, the sorority gives back. Bryant explained the United Negro College Fund as a worthy cause and she is elated that the sorority contributes yearly. "Scholarship is one of our principles for which we were founded, so we will continue to carry out our duty to scholarship and aid in advancing educational opportunities at Paine," she said.
Mary E. Terrell ‘51 and Treasurer of the Foundation said in addition to scholarship funds the sorority contributes to Paine, it gives generously to other organizations. Locally, the sorority sponsors the Zetas Against Drugs (ZAD) Workshop, donates to the Augusta Mini Theatre, Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and others.
"We are supporters of Paine College because this is our local college and we want Paine to reach top recognition with the support of the sorority and other alumnae." Terrell said.
Eta Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is also very involved with the College's undergraduate chapter, Kappa Delta. They collaborate often to perform community service activities throughout the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).
For more information about the Eta Theta Zeta Foundation of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. contact Hattie Lowry at (706) 724-7649.
Photo: Left to right
Hattie Lowry ‘51, Lora Richardson ‘66, E. Virginia Johnson, Gloria Williams-Way, chapter president, Mary E. Terrell ‘51, Queenie Lawton and Betty J. Bryant, ’62 chair of the foundation (not shown).