The Delta Gamma Foundation fosters lifetime enrichment for members, promotes Service for Sight and partners with the Fraternity to ensure the future of our sisterhood.
Our dedicated members and friends make the mission of the Foundation possible. How do members live the Delta Gamma motto of "Do Good"? Volunteer service is at the heart of Delta Gamma's work. Through Service for Sight, Joining Forces, the Golden Anchor Program and community activities, the Foundation supports the philanthropic goals of our members and chapters.
Service is not the only way members help the Foundation thrive. By making tax-deductible gifts, members invest in the future of the Foundation and in Delta Gamma.
Financial support comes from many sources including collegiate chapters, alumnae groups, individual members and their friends/relatives, other foundations and companies, investment income and Fraternity allocations authorized by the Board of Trustees.
Want to help? Our Foundation fundraising page explains how you can get involved.
Service for Sight supports the four schools founded by Delta Gammas for the visually impaired and other North American organizations that promote sight preservation and provide assistance to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. This philanthropy has been at the heart of the Delta Gamma mission since 1936 when a member who was blind, Ruth Billow, Eta-Akron, petitioned members to adopt "Aid to the Blind" as our official philanthropy.
The Foundation provides grants to the Fraternity to help Delta Gamma create programming to develop members' leadership skills, teach them social responsibility and foster personal growth.
We also proudly support the Lectureship in Values and Ethics program on 19 campuses and at Convention. This unique program exists because of Dr. Paul Martin and his Delta Gamma wife, Dorothy "Dotty" Garrett Martin, Eta-Akron . They established Delta Gamma Lectureships in Values and Ethics to encourage the discussion of values and ethics in an open forum. The program is managed by the Director: Lectureships in Values and Ethics. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured speakers have included Maya Angelou, Tim Russert, Glenn Close and Elizabeth Smart.
Supporting members is vital to our mission. Endowments and annual gifts allow the Foundation to provide collegiate scholarships and graduate fellowships to help members with educational endeavors. The Foundation also provides financial assistance to members in crisis through Anchor Grants and to collegians through Sisters Helping Sisters: A Need-Based Scholarship Program.
The Foundation, incorporated in 1951, is governed by the Delta Gamma Foundation Constitution and Articles of Incorporation, the Convention and the Foundation Board of Trustees.
The depth and breadth of what we do can only be captured so much by the written word. We invite you to hear the impact of the Delta Gamma Foundation directly from those benefiting from our work.