Economic Development

Financial Fortitude Initiative

financial fortitudeEconomic trends, such as unstable employment, the threat to Social Security as we know it, and the widening gap between wealth and poverty are the basis for the development of Financial Fortitude, the current Economic Development Program Initiative of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Financial Fortitude is a process that will help program participants to set and define goals, develop a plan to achieve them, and to put the plan into action. The process serves as a blueprint to address all aspects of personal finances.

The Financial Fortitude Initiative is comprised of ten components and provides a collaboration of information from the FDIC, the National Endowment for Financial Education and other well-known financial institutions. The initiative helps members of the Sorority to spread financial education throughout their local communities.


  • Community Financial Fortitude (dFree) Seminars
  • Billion Dollar Challenge
  • Women Owned Business Challenge
  • Financial Security for Seniors Workshop


Michelle Dutton Shares Billion Dollar Challenge Experience