the Delta Gamma Blog

As we reflect on 2017, Delta Gamma Fraternity and Foundation remember highs and lows from the past year. Below are our moments of note:

  • This year Delta Gamma established two new chapters – Eta Psi-Iowa State and Eta Omega-Portland State – and re-established Alpha Omega-Arkansas.
  • Executive Offices saw a major year of growth this year with 8 new positions and 2 more planned. The new positions are:
    • assistant director of events and operations
    • FMC/LCC specialist
    • FHC HR business partner (2)
    • assistant director of education and development for volunteer management
    • assistant director of education and development for volunteer training
    • collegiate recruitment specialist
    • senior director of development for Delta Gamma Foundation
    • The planned positions are:
      • development administrative specialist for the Delta Gamma Foundation
      • director of development for the Delta Gamma Foundation
  • EO installed new cases to the Frances Lewis Stevenson Archives to allow more artifacts to be displayed and our historical items to remain protected in temperature controlled cases with nondamaging lighting.
  • We had more than 20,000 alumnae per capita dues payers in 2016-17 fiscal year, which translated to $550,000 in revenue from alumnae dues.
  • The Fraternity revised the Positional Statement on Inclusivity. Read it here.
  • We had the opportunity to hire a record number 22 Collegiate Development Consultants. With many new chapters, and plans for more opening in the spring, we required additional CDC support.
  • We hosted 7 events this year – our most ever! The events were Winter Directors Meeting, February Institute, OTS, April Institute, 2 Lewis Institutes and House Directors Conference.
  • Two of our chapters opened new houses in 2017: Eta Chi-Georgia College and Eta Psi-Iowa State.
  • In 2017, we instituted the Collegiate Advisory Board, which provides collegiate insights to staff and volunteers.
  • Excellence in Operations Award instituted for house corporations. 88 house corporations awarded in the first year.
  • 579 need and merit-based scholarships and fellowships awarded to collegians and alumnae by the Delta Gamma Foundation totaling $946,655.
  • 144 collegiate chapters held Anchor Splash® and Anchor Games, raising $2.38 million for the Foundation. Beta-Washington raised over $60,000 at their Anchor Splash and Alpha Psi-Mississippi raised over $20,000 at their Milk and Cookies.
  • Delta Gamma sadly lost Judy Fosdick Oliphant, Alpha Delta-Oregon, this year. In her passing, Judy left a $2.8 million bequest to the Delta Gamma Foundation – the largest in Foundation history. The Judy Fosdick Oliphant Fund will support Delta Gamma Fraternity’s leadership training initiatives.
  • Unfortunately, we closed Epsilon Pi-Connecticut this year. It was our first chapter closure since 2015.
  • This year, we sadly saw a higher number of collegiate deaths than in years passed. We said goodbye to Megan Casey, Omega-Wisconsin; Paige Neubauer, Delta Rho-Virginia Tech; Caroline Killian, Eta Gamma-Texas A&M; and Katelyn Chandler, Delta Iota-Georgia.


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