Mission Statement

Joseph Outreach is focused on one goal: to improve the lives of people in our communities by providing resources and answers to communities in need. 


Founded in 2011, Joseph Outreach is the philanthropic arm of DESA, Inc., allowing DESA a larger platform to spearhead its community programs. Outreach focuses on four primary areas:

  1. Community Development

  2. Healthcare

  3. Economic Development and

  4. Returning Citizens.


The program targets underserved communities, schools, businesses, and returning citizens to help them. The goal is to help them achieve financial viability, develop marketable skills, and live healthier lifestyles through a variety of programs.

Joseph Outreach is able to do this by:

  • Providing community health and wellness programs at no cost to the community;

  • Regularly donating to and sponsoring local schools and educational programs;

  • Offering various workforce training and entrepreneurial coaching support;

  • Helping local businesses grow by providing business development opportunities and networking events.


DESA strives to be a leader in its service divisions such as conference and event management, engineering management, professional and administrative services and strategic marketing. Joseph Outreach puts forth equal effort to be leader in our philanthropic endeavors. 


Joseph Outreach is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization – EIN: 45-2061649.


Diane E. Sumpter

Board President

President/CEO, DESA, Inc.

Norman Jackson, Jr.

Board Member
Former Richland County Council Member

Sophia Vickers

Board Member

Greg Davis

Board Member

Director, Minority and Small Business Affairs, SCDOT

Rev. Dennis Smart

Board Member

Pastor, Clement Road Church of God

E.W. Cromartie, II

Board Member

President/CEO, Allied Business Consultant, LLC