Diamonds of Distinction

About Us

Diamonds of Distinction began as a women’s social group in April 2008, meeting once a month to not only enjoy the things women love to do, but to also give back to our communities through community service. Since our formation, we realized through our volunteer work that we have a greater responsibility to our communities, our environment, and to ourselves as women. A year later we decided to incorporate as a 501c3 non-profit.

Our purpose is to dedicate ourselves to inspire our youth, acquire spiritual wealth and health awareness, motivate and mentor one another, organize and oversee community service functions, as well as network to improve our business relations.


Board of Directors
Toni Ciggs, Founder & President

Toni Ciggs is a happily married mother of four and native of the Chicago, IL area. She relocated to Texas in December 2002 where she presently resides with her family. Toni holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of North Texas. She is Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and President and Treasurer of Diamonds of Distinction.  Toni has worked in the private industry performing an array of accounting and management functions for various companies but currently works for a public accounting firm as a tax manager.  She is elated to be on the board of directors for Diamonds of Distinction.  She feels she has a lot to offer young girls by mentoring, supporting, and inspiring them to reach their potential, goals, and dreams.

Kischa Howard, Founder & Vice President

Kischa Howard was born in New Orleans, LA.  She currently resides in the North Dallas area and has been a resident of Texas since August 2005.  This active mother of five has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and is working towards becoming a Licensed Master Social Worker. She is also a Licensed Cosmetologist and Instructor and aspires to own her own beauty school soon.  She holds the position of Vice-President as well as sits on the Board of Directors for Diamonds of Distinction.  Ms. Howard is a true believer that anything worth having is worth working for. She also believes in strong family relationships and assisting those in need.


Eboney Jackson, Founder & Director of Women's Programs

Eboney Jackson is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has been in the D/FW area since 2002.  Mrs. Jackson  is a graduate of North Texas Job Corps' Business and Office Technology program.  She, along with her husband are successful entrepreneurs of their own delivery service business. Eboney is a co-founder of the organization and serves as a Board member for Diamonds of Distinction. From the age of 17, Mrs. Jackson has worked with churches and other community service organization to provide mentorship  as well as career preparation  and spiritual health and wellness to local youth.  Eboney realizes that  her life experiences can affect change in our youth.  After years of working with many cultures, diversities, and demographics, she feels she has found that we all have one thing in common... the right to choose.  She looks forward to empowering our youth to do just that... Choose!