Since the 1970s, Tri Delta members have supported children's cancer charities. This philanthropic cause encompasses a wide array of charitable organizations and represents the collective effort of Tri Delta members and chapters across North America who continue to donate goods, volunteer time and host fundraisers for the research and treatment of children with cancer.
As part of Tri Delta's focus on children's cancer charities, Tri Delta formed a national philanthropic partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1999.This partnership is a direct reflection of Tri Delta's Purpose in action as we help children live, scientists learn, and St. Jude lead in its mission of finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
In July 2014, Tri Delta made the largest single fundraising commitment by a St. Jude partner in the hospital's history–pledging $60 million in 10 years. Because of this commitment, Tri Delta has received prominent recognition on the St. Jude campus with the naming of the short-term housing facility, Tri Delta Place.
A combined effort of our collegiate and alumnae chapters, along with the unselfish leadership of each individual member and our extensive network of family and friends, makes Tri Delta ranked as one of St. Jude’s top corporate partners alongside for-profit industry leaders like Target, Best Buy, Chili’s, FedEx and Domino’s.
EPSILON NU AND ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
Each year, two of our sisters are able to visit St. Jude at a conference with representatives from each Tri Delta chapter across the country. At the conference in 2016, Epsilon Nu was awarded "Most Improved Chapter".
Our chapter's annual philanthropy event is a wiffle ball tournament called Swingin' for St. Jude. This event brings together members of each Greek organization to raise money and awareness for St. Jude. It's a day of Greek unity, friendly competition, and fun.
In the Fall of 2016, we held a very special event called "St. Jude Game Day" at a Chapman football game where we handed out St. Jude stickers and buttons, gathered donations, and enjoyed the game with our sisters. We were lucky enough to be able to bring a former St. Jude patient, Brooke, and her family to campus to be featured during the announcer's halftime speech. Brooke and her sisters even got to cheer with the Chapman Cheerleaders!
Our Philanthropy Chair (Hannah, right) and Asst. Philanthropy Chair (Bella, left) visiting St. Jude during Summer 2017