Dynamic Urban Opportunities Foundation, Inc.

The Delta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated established the Dynamic Urban Opportunities Foundation, Incorporated (DUOF) in order to extend our commitment to service and scholarship in the Puget Sound area. The mission of DUOF is to provide resources for Delta Upsilon Omega to support educational, leadership, and philanthropic activities for residents residing in the Puget Sound community.

With the escalating costs of higher education and limited family resources in underrepresented communities, we have identified a persistent need to support women of color in the Puget Sound region, who seek to attend institutions of higher education. Accordingly, on an annual basis, DUOF provides scholarships to outstanding women of color who are graduating high school seniors from King and Snohomish Counties.

Since its inception in 2007, DUOF has dedicated its resources to supporting Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s International Program Initiatives.  The 2018-2022 International Program currently focuses on Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service℠, which focuses efforts in five target areas:

  1. HBCU for Life: A Call to Action
  2. Women’s Healthcare and Wellness
  3. Building Your Economic Legacy
  4. The Arts!
  5. Global Impact

DUOF continues to expand its community presence by partnering with other philanthropic organizations to provide health education, lead initiatives that support families with limited financial resources, promote environmental awareness and improve the overall development of communities within the Puget Sound region. DUOF focuses on delivering “service to all mankind,” therefore, many DUOF members are active participants and leaders within prominent local and national non-profit organizations which directly impact our community.

DUOF is a wide-reaching, nonprofit organization, which secures additional resources from individuals, corporations, community organizations and other like-minded foundations to support its mission. Individual contributions enable DUOF to serve the Puget Sound community and regularly deliver upon the aforementioned programs and initiatives. Donations made to DUOF are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.

The Delta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. endorses the work of DUOF by providing support for its continued growth and development, and identifying projects that enable DUOF to carry out its mission. All members of Delta Upsilon Omega contribute financially to DUOF on an annual basis.

Dynamic Urban Opportunities Foundation 
PO Box 28461 
Seattle, WA 98118


Board of Trustees

President – Foundation 
Saunjah Powell-Pointer

Vice-President – Foundation 
Jai-Anana Elliott

Treasurer – Foundation 
Marielle Heisser

Secretary – Foundation 

Financial Secretary – Foundation
Keysha Ross

President – Delta Upsilon Omega
Brenda Vasser

Vice-President & Programs Chairman – Delta Upsilon Omega
Jamila Taylor

Treasurer – Delta Upsilon Omega
Jai-Anana Elliott

Fundraising Chairman – Delta Upsilon Omega
Mei-Li Thomas

At-Large Trustees:

Millicent Borishade, Ph.D.

Adrian Byrd-Pina

Shanique Chester

Alverta Damper

Jacquelyn Howard

Patricia Hunter

Beth Salaguinto

Sonya Sanders

Gennifer White