What We Do

Changing Tomorrow Today©

Solicited funds to give qualified students financial support, based on academic excellence, financial need and community service. These efforts garnered over $250,000 in scholarships to deserving students.

In 1990, the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Southfield Alumnae Chapter (SAC) envisioned acquiring a facility where youth and families could go for educational support, mentoring and recreation.

In September 2011, the vision was brought to fruition. The Torch of Wisdom Foundation, Inc. (TOWF) acquired a commercial office building, located at 21819 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan, which houses their official office and SAC office, along with available space for meetings, training sessions and other community events. It is believed that this is the first African – American public charity to make such an investment in Oakland County. “Based upon the demonstrated value of the Torch of Wisdom Foundation and its goal to significantly serve more youth and the community-at-large, we were pleased to approve the foundation’s mortgage to help it achieve this milestone,” said CEO Dean Trudeau of the Public Service Credit Union.

Our Purpose: We provide funding and programming to support individuals and organizations in three core areas:

  • Scholarship: We invest in scholastic achievement through financial support, delivery of educational resources, and serving as a channel to advance higher education goals.
  • Cultural Arts: We advocate programs that heighten awareness of the arts and expose the works of local and national artists. We celebrate artistic talents in all forms -visual, fine and performing arts and promote the stimulation of creativity.
  • Community Enrichment: We enhance the lives of youth and their families and strive to be a beacon for supportive resources and impactful programming.

We want to count you among our donors who have chosen to invest in the future.


Partial Donor Listing

  • AAA Michigan
  • ANATEC
  • Black Enterprise
  • Black United Fund of Michigan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Comerica
  • D. Augustus Straker Bar Ass.
  • Dalgeish Cadillac
  • General Motors
  • Globalhue
  • Health Alliance Plan
  • HUMC, United Methodist Women
  • Johnson Controls
  • Les Stanford Cadillac
  • Minerva Ed Development Foundation
  • Northwest Dodge
  • UAW
  • Zonta Club of Southfield

Grant Recipients

  • Autism Speaks
  • Black Girls Rock
  • Cass Community
  • Detroit Fathers and Families Coalition
  • Detroit International Jazz Festival
  • “Flip the Script”, Goodwill Industries of Detroit
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity
  • Mosaic Youth theatre
  • S.K.I.P. Community Resources
  • Southfield Athletic Baseball
  • Sphinx Organization
  • VIP Mentoring
  • Volunteers of America
  • Westchester Deltas

When you give, you are investing in programs that help build stronger families and more robust communities. Your contribution validates the vision that creating possibilities can improve lives. Please join us. We want to count you among our donors who have chosen to invest in the future.

Will you partner with us in Changing Tomorrow Today©?