About Us

Dear DOCF Affiliates, Friends, and Members

“Amazing things happen when women help other women.”
-Madi’s Gospos 

Welcome to the official site of Deltas of Charlotte Foundation. Deltas of Charlotte Foundation (DOCF) is a 501©3 organization that was established in 1991, as a fundraising arm for a local sorority chapter. In 1994, the organization obtained nonprofit 501©3 status. In 2015, there was a strategic change: Deltas of Charlotte Foundation, aka “Deltas of Charlotte, Incorporated” became a sole entity.
Although our structure changed strategically, our mission remains stead fast To improve the lives of women, children and their families in the greater Charlotte area. As we continue to grow our footprint within the community, key strategic partnerships are the cornerstone of our success.
We are proud long term partnership with the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as a key sponsor for the past 30 years of the annual Debutante Cotillion, and most recently the Scholarship Gala for non-traditional students. DOCF has contributed thousands of dollars in scholarships and charitable contributions locally through various other partnerships, including Habitat for Humanity, A Child’s Place, Salvation Army, Kids Voting, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, A Roof Above, Home4Me, to name a few.

We are only able to do this through you, our generous supporters, because of your donations and support of signature fundraising events; such as the Legacy of Black Women Film Showcase, BowTies & Pearls, In Living Color: a Community Soiree, and facility rentals.

We welcome you to join us in making an impact in the Charlotte community. Membership is open to all. On behalf of our Board of Directors, we encourage you to keep in touch via our newsletter and our social media platforms. It is our esteemed pleasure to serve.
Yours in Service,

Melissa Deas Nail & Akilah Weaver Hill

“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living
on this earth.”

-Shirley Chisolm


Trust & Integrity

We adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility, worthy of the trust we receive and extend to others. We act with honesty and integrity, not compromising the truth.

Openness & Teamwork

We value teamwork over individual effort, sharing knowledge to build on our collective strengths and interdependencies. We value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual members in unsurpassed collaboration.

Service & Leadership

We are not separate from the community we serve. We form and maintain partnerships so we can maximize our effectiveness in strengthening the community. We are leaders and build relationships to create ever-greater value for the community we serve. We will strive to practice effective leadership at all levels and engage members so that they can give their best.

Excellence & Innovation

We value our shared vision for the future, our commitment to our mission, and our adherence to our values. Our values will guide us in making the best decisions possible in building a strong organization and a strong community. We will search for excellence and innovation in all that we do. We accept the need for risk taking and genuine mistakes as opportunities for learning.

Deltas Of Charlotte Foundation Past Presidents

Michel Vaughan


Michel Vaughan


1991 - 1994

Doris G. Wilson


1994 - 1996

Wanda Webb

Donna Stoeling

1996 - 1998

Donna M. Stoeling

Linda Thomas

1998 - 2000

Linda Thomas

Verna Wade

2000 - 2002

Verna Wade

Dr. Jodi Turner

2002 - 2006

Jodi Turner

Katrina Young

2006 - 2010

Katrina Young

2010 - 2012

Ellen Flamer

Tarina Pettiway

2012 - 2014

Tarina Pettiway


2014 - 2018

Valerie Lott

Akilah Weaver


Akilah Weaver



Sandra Galmon

Chair Deas_Nail

2022 - Present

Melissa Deas

Deltas Of Charlotte Foundation (DOCF) Charter Members

Deltas Of Charlotte Foundation Past Presidents

2019 Chairman's Circle