Global Financial Freedom Organization Commemorates 10th Anniversary with Inaugural Fundraising Gala
Community Star-Studded Event to Highlight Stories of Triumph from the 100K Lives Transformed Through the Dfree Program
DECEMBER 21, 2021 – SOMERSET, NJ – This January, to kick off the season in which the nation pauses to commemorate Black history with celebration and reverence, the Dfree Global Foundation, Inc. will celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting the first-ever Dfree Legacy Gala & Awards Ceremony. The Dfree organization is the leading financial freedom movement programmed to equip the African American community with the strategies and resources to live a financially empowered life.
Taking place on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7pmEST at The Palace in Somerset, the Dfree Legacy Gala & Awards Ceremony will feature live entertainment, a special keynote presentation, commendatory remarks, and celebratory awards for leaders from corporate, philanthropic, faith-based, and community sectors while highlighting stories of triumph from individuals who have succeeded using the program.
“While the Dfree Global Foundation has been a leading service provider in this space, the success and ultimate impact on the financial well-being of our community has been undergirded by the shared commitment of our philanthropic supporters, corporate leaders, and individual contributors fiscally,” said Dfree Founder and Chair Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. who used his own experiences with financial struggles to create the Dfree movement. “Likewise, lives have been transformed because of the equally important, on-the-ground work of our clergy and faith-based leaders, community organizers and servant-leaders, various sorority and fraternity members, and individuals committed to living out and sharing the work of our organization. The Dfree Legacy Gala & Awards Ceremony is our opportunity to shine a light on this great work.”
The Dfree movement works to improve the total financial status of African American individuals, families, churches and communities by addressing the spiritual, psychological, and behavioral root causes of financial issues. To date, the organization has:
- Trained more than 6,000 leaders and served more than 50,000 families;
- Educated more than 8,000 people through the Dfree Online Academy;
- Helped its community to pay down more than $34M in debt and save more than $1.2M through the Dfree Billion Dollar Challenge platform;
- Awarded more than $20k in debt paydown prizes and scholarships;
- Provided Dfree curriculum and resources to people in Haiti, Jamaica, Ghana, and South Africa, and;
- Solidified national partnerships with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and a host of other community organizations and churches.
As the Dfree Global Foundation continues to meet the needs of its communities with a life changing financial freedom movement, it must continue the important work to disrupt the current projected trajectory of Black Americans having a zero median net worth by 2053. The Dfree movement is determined to close the racial wealth gap one family at a time.
Funds raised from the Dfree Legacy Gala & Awards Ceremony will support the training of new leaders, new website enhancements, expansion of the organization’s educational technology platform buildout, course and content updates, and more.
Individual ticket prices start at $125, with virtual streaming options starting at $50. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about the Dfree Global Foundation and/or to purchase tickets or sponsorship, click here.