About Our Philanthropy
Delta Gamma Foundation offers all members lifetime enrichment through educational growth, personal development and opportunities for philanthropic service in the highest spirit of social responsibility. Delta Gamma Fraternity, in accordance with its motto, "Do Good," is dedicated to preventing and curing blindness.
Their philanthropic efforts have raised over $1 million for various organizations throughout the United States and Canada, and have supported groundbreaking research in blindness prevention.
Theta Chapter women eagerly give back to the local community by creating holiday cards and treat bags, contributing pop tabs, collecting soup labels, box tops and glasses as well as making food donations. They also enjoy building awareness of the seeing impaired community by aiding local eye clinics in festival advertising and passing out brochures about eye awareness issues. Their chapter is also working with the Delta Gamma Foundation to fund a Lectureship in Values and Ethics that will bring nationally recognized speakers to the IU campus annually.
Last Year's Philanthropy
At Anchor Slam, men from fraternities and other campus organizations compete in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. For each team, 1-2 women from a sorority or other campus organization act as a coach and a sideline supporter for their assigned team. Each team has 3-4 men, one acting as a sub. Each year's event draws more than 400 spectators and participants and raises over $3,000 for the Delta Gamma Lectureship on Values and Ethics.
Goals of This Year
The goal of the lectureship series is to bring visionaries in their respective field to share lessons learned, journeys, and inspiration with the college campus. Delta Gamma has brought similar lectureships to 16 other universities. Speakers have included: Madeline Albright, Queen Noor of Jordan, former President Gerald Ford, Maya Angelou, Robin Roberts, Blake Mycoskie, Jeff Probst, Michael J. Fox, and Colin Powell.
Contributions and Donations
The Lectureship Series needs help from the students, faculty, and Bloomington community to help spread the word and raise money for this incredible opportunity that will be FREE for ALL to enjoy at Indiana University. Proceeds benefit the Amy and Mark Wilson Delta Gamma Lectureship at Indiana University.