About Our Philanthropy
Alpha Gamma Delta’s international philanthropic cause is diabetes awareness and education. Across the continent, Alpha Gams are participating in American Diabetes Association walks and fund raisers, as well as other community service events that support the diabetes initiative. The Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation provides grants that support members and other individuals living with diabetes. Through the Foundation, Alpha Gamma Deltas are awarded scholarships. Overall, the Foundation impacts and enriches their communities by providing essential support for education, philanthropy and leadership.
Last Year's Philanthropy
Alpha Gamma Delta hosted a buffet-style Saturday morning breakfast. In addition to great food, there was live music, fun, and games such as a bagel ring toss, breakfast sandwich relay, and egg shotput. In order to raise money, teams signed up to participate in the games and/or enjoy a hearty brunch. Approximately 500 people were in attendance, raising over $5,000.
The Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation donated a large portion of its funds to diabetes awareness and education. Proceeds from Breakfast of Champions benefited the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation providing support for scholarships, leadership initiatives, diabetes awareness and education, and more. Their chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta here at IU has chosen to specifically direct all of their proceeds to various diabetes organizations. With everyone’s effort, their donations helped raise a significant amount of money to aid diabetes awareness and education.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a United States-based association working to fight the consequences of diabetes, and to help those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to manage, cure and prevent diabetes (including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and pre-diabetes); delivers services to hundreds of communities; and provides information for both patients and health care professionals.
Contributions and Donations
Every 17 seconds, someone in this country is diagnosed with diabetes, so the mission they have is an urgent one. Everything they do forms the underpinning for that mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The money raised by the Association funds research, information programs, and advocacy efforts that support the nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. with diabetes, and the 79 million with pre-diabetes. An impressive 73% of every dollar spent supports research, advocacy, and services for people affected by diabetes.