Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.

Professional Development

The National membership enrichment program includes general presentations
for professional development and workshops beneficial to the career woman
and provides "Know How" to initiate, organize and carry out programs
to enhance the communities we represent.

Getting Attention and Keeping Interest
We provide professional development training to build learning that "sticks".
We have established National Team Management Committees.
They take "group ownership" of productive training.

 National Publications

The Official Organ of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc., The Lamplighter Printed April 1957
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"The Lamplighter"

A yearly publication featuring Chapters and Auxiliaries throughout the United States.

The Lamplighter is the official organ of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority and is published annually.  This publication contains articles, Illustrations of merit, official notifications, highlights on the youth auxiliaries and other items of interest to the membership and the public.

The Supreme Editor-In-Chief distributes The Lamplighter and it can be obtained by contacting
Soror Audrey Allison by e-mail:



"The Golden Heritage Cookbook"
"Began with a Dream in 1991"

Our 50th Anniversary Celebration "Golden Heritage Cookbook" began with a dream in 1991. The National Board of Directors gave the approval. Boulé 1992 was alerted and the beautiful Golden Heritage Cookbook was the result.

Cooking has long been a mainstay with all women. Not only to feed and nurture our families, but as a means of release of tension and stress and also a chance to create.

The collection of recipes covers mostly the era of today; although there are some with strong evidence of our heritage. The recipes come from all areas of our country, as we are a diverse group of women from all walks of life.

The cookbook is dedicated to the Founders of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Elizabeth Garner and Violet T. Lewis. These were women of vision who saw the need of an organization that would fulfill the cultural, educational and social needs of young black women who were striving for a better life for themselves and for future generations.

It is hoped you will enjoy preparing the recipes and that some will become a part of your family tradition. Enjoy also the Gamma Phi Delta history included throughout the book.

"We've Got Something To Celebrate!'
(An Introduction on Page 3 of the Golden Heritage Cookbook)

Soror Frances Lowe Jarrett
Supreme Basileus, 1994

The Heritage Cookbook can be purchased from National Headquarters:
2657 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48208-1203
Tel: (313) 873-5254

E-mail:  or

Supreme Editor's View
Everyone should own this beautiful cookbook. They also make wonderful gifts for Mothers Day, Christmas, and Birthdays, Regional and/or Chapter Fundraisers and Prospective Members. Not only will you be helping the Sorority; you will also be teaching the new generation to carry on the heritage.

National Theme: 2016 – 2020
“The Power of Vision: Empowering Women and Inspiring Leaders”