Divine 9 Fundraising Challenge

The Charmaine Chapman Society is partnering with Divine 9 to help impact thousands of lives in our region through a fundraising challenge. It’s a challenge for each organization, and in the spirit of friendly competition, to help as many people as possible through the Charmaine Chapman Leadership Society.


This year’s challenge is proudly presented by Edward Jones.

See below for the rankings of CCS member donations by organization.




Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. $53,273
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. $43,932
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. $29,083
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. $20,000
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. $0



Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. $107,857
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. $78,363
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. $12,500
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. $9,208

Amounts as of 11/22/22

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About the Challenge


The Divine 9 Fundraising Challenge serves as an avenue to bring together members of the nine historically Black Sororities and Fraternities in the greater St. Louis region to support our community by pledging at the Leadership level with an annual gift of $1,000 or more through the Charmaine Chapman Leadership Society (CCS). The Challenge is designed to increase financial support for the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ annual campaign and celebrate members of the NPHC Greek Society’s continued commitment to service that ensures that the greater St. Louis region is a better place to live, work and play.


The 2022 Challenge is being co-chaired by Francella Jackson (Village of Cahokia) and Arica Harris (Edward Jones).


United Way’s Charmaine Chapman Society is the premier philanthropic organization for Black leadership in the greater St. Louis region and the largest organized Black giving assembly associated with any United Way in the nation.


When you give at the leadership level, members receive access to exclusive networking and professional events while supporting a network of more than 160 local nonprofits that serve our area’s children, families and seniors. Thirty of those nonprofits are led by Black CEOs or executive directors who work tirelessly to help those in need.

The Divine9/Charmaine Chapman Society Fundraising Challenge is presented by Edward Jones.

Step-Up to Leadership Giving

The Regional Business Council Step Up Program allows donors to "step up" to the Leadership Giving Level over the course of three years while still receiving full recognition and benefits of membership throughout the time enrolled in the program.

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