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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.

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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. How are funds allocated? Read our 990 report or our most recent financial report.

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 lectureships@deltagamma.org.

Featured speakers have included Maya Angelou, Tim Russert, Glenn Close and Elizabeth Smart.

 

Heather's Ride August 16, 2015
Heather’s Ride will begin and end at Clearwater Middle School, located at 140 S. 4th St.
Heather’s Ride is a semi-competitive and non-competitive event that is intended to raise money for Heather’s Camp. These youth benefit from increased self-confidence, new friendships, outdoor adventure, music, fun and laughter while increasing emotional growth and support to their families.

Event Details:

  • 25, 50 or 75 mile routes through scenic south-central Kansas.
  • Early registration fee of $35 until June 1st. Registration June 2nd to day the day of the event is $40. Riders 13 and under $25. **The last day to submit registrations by mail is July 31st. All other registrations will be accepted the day of the event. Early registrants will be entered into a raffle to win a Heather’s Ride jersey, gift certificates, and more!
  •  Includes after ride lunch.
  • SAG stops with water and snacks, minor repair service, medical assistance, and support vehicles.

Timeline:

  • 6:30 a.m. Registration begins for 75 mile ride
  • 7:30 a.m. 75 mile ride starts, Registration for 50 mile ride
  • 8:00 a.m. 50 mile ride starts, Registration for 25 mile ride
  • 8:30 a.m. 25 mile ride starts
  • 10:00 a.m. After-ride celebration and lunch

Click here to download the registration form             Click here to learn about Sponsorship Opportunities  

 

Heather's Camp

 

Heather’s Camp is a program devoted to providing a summer camp experience to youth who are vision impaired and blind. Heather’s Camp was founded in 2001 by the Board of Directors of Heather’s Camp, Inc. in conjunction with the Delta Gamma Chapter of Wichita State University to honor the memory of Heather Muller, her love of children and her desire to help those with special needs. Heather’s Camp is a private, non-profit organization, committed to providing visually impaired children an outdoor camping experience whereby they would benefit from increased self-confidence, new friendships, outdoor adventure, music, fun and laughter while increasing emotional growth and support to their families. Activities include: 

 

  • Campfires

  • Music

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Beep Ball

  • Horseback Riding

  • Swimming

  • Canoeing

  • Archery

  • Fishing

     

If you'd like additional information about Heather's Camp please contact Bonnie Cochran, Camp Director by email, or phone admin@heatherscamp.or (316-440-1510) or visit www.heatherscamp.org

 

 

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