OUR PHILANTHROPY: ST. JUDE
Each year Delta Omega is one of the top fundraising Tri Delta chapters in the country. In the last year, we raised over $150,000, which amounts to be nearly 1/3 of the total amount raised by all Panehellenic Chapters at LSU.
The quote below from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s founder, Danny Thomas, is one that we strive to live our lives by each day. Sincerely Yours is an event held at the Tri Delta house in which anyone from the LSU community is invited to write letters to their friends and family asking for donations for St. Jude.
“Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”
GIVING TO ST. JUDE
Since 1999, Tri Delta has raised over $68 million for St. Jude
LSU Tri Delta is one of the top fundraisers in the country
Raised $35 million in 3 years
TRI DELTA LOVES ST. JUDE
In 1999, Tri Delta chose St. Jude Children Research hospital as their national philanthropy. The Patient care floor is dedicated to Tri Delta in honor of their great contribution of $10 million in four years. The most recent commitment from Tri Delta is to raise 60 million dollars over the next 10 years.
Delta Omega is committed to fundraising for St.Jude year round. We host 2-3 major events per semester as well as hosting “Giveback nights” and online fundraisers any time throughout the calendar year.
During the fall season Delta Omega hosts two events:
- Delta Desserts –Delta Dessert is an event hosted for members of our local community to come enjoy a variety of delicious desserts. Tickets are typically sold for this event. Other components of the event include music and pop up shops.
- 15K in a Day –15K in a Day is an online fundraiser that we hosted for the first time this past Fall. This was our most successful online fundraiser thus far raising over $85,000
- The St. Jude Run– The St. Jude Run is something our members love participating in whether they decide to run the 5k or the 1 mile race, it is always a good time.
In the spring semester, Delta Omega hosts:
Sincerely Yours– Sincerely Yours is our letter writing campaign. During this event, members of Tri Delta as well as members of our community are invited to the Tri Delta house to address letters to their friends and family on behalf of St. Jude. This is a fun event which includes letter writing, pop up shops from local boutiques, food, music, and giveaways.
DHOP– DHOP or “Delta House of Pancakes” is an event hosted for members of our local community to come enjoy a breakfast bar. Tickets are typically sold for this event. Other components of the event include music and pop up shops.
Raising over $150,000 last year was just a start. We hope to continue increasing our efforts in years to come!