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. Dedicated members and friends make this mission possible through philanthropy, service and generous gifts which support the Foundation’s three signature programs: Service for Sight, Grants to the Fraternity for Leadership and Educational Programming and Grants to Individual Members.
Two Organizations, One Delta Gamma:
We are one Delta Gamma, but in accordance with Internal Revenue Code, the Foundation and Fraternity are two separate organizations. In 1951, the Delta Gamma Foundation was formed as a complement to the Fraternity, creating a vehicle for members to promote the educational interests and social responsibility referenced in Article II of the Fraternity Constitution. Each entity offers unique opportunities for our members to “Do Good.” To see how we are living out this motto, view the most recent annual impact report and 990 Report.
The Foundation is governed by the Delta Gamma Foundation Constitution and Articles of Incorporation, the Convention and the Foundation Board of Trustees.
Make a gift to the Delta Gamma Foundation to support our three signature programs.
A note about Foundation...
Throughout our history as an alumnae chapter, sisters of all ages, have given countless hours of their time and shared their talents with those who are blind or visually impaired in San Diego. Whether volunteering at VisionWalk with the Foundation Fighting Blindness on November 4th, at the San Diego Braille Institute, or with the San Diego Center for the Blind, we have truly made a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors.
But did you know there are other ways to earn service hours? Below are some you may not have thought of:
- Participate at campus or community health fairs by setting up a “Facts About Eyes” booth.
- Read to/tutor individuals who are visually impaired.
- Assist persons who have impaired vision with their correspondence, transportation and daily living chores or read to them, talk to them and play games with them. Yes, this can be a family member or a neighbor.
- Spread awareness for National Diabetes Month (November), Glaucoma Awareness Month (January), Low Vision Awareness Month (February), Women’s Eye Health Month (April), and Healthy Vision Month (May) by distributing brochures at your local library, place of worship, or work.
You can also Do Good by collecting box tops and donating them to any state or local school for the blind! Each box top is worth 10¢ when the school redeems them from General Mills. The program is designated for schools with grades kindergarten and up. Three of the Delta Gamma schools participate in this program, and you are welcome to mail your box tops directly to the Blind Children’s Center, Los Angeles; the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, Kansas City; or the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments, St. Louis.
For help locating a state or local blind school, contact the Foundation Director: Alumnae Service at firstname.lastname@example.org. All box tops and service hours must be entered by May 15 each year to be considered for awards!
If you are already volunteering, thank you! Throughout the 2018-2019 fiscal year, we will be continuously updating the service hour report to the Delta Gamma Foundation, so please send any hours you have or will be earning to our vp Foundation Tana Hutchinson. We want to make sure our Fraternity and Foundation are aware of how San Diego DGs are Doing Good!