Below you will find a letter from our Vice President of Foundation and a little video from last year's fundraising event, 'Cheesies with the DeeGee's'!
My name is Alexandra McCashland and I am Delta Gamma’s Vice President of Foundation. I am honored and humbled to serve Kappa Chapter this year.
Delta Gamma’s national philanthropy is Service for Sight. In 1936, Ruth Billow pleaded at our national convention to adopt “Aid for the Blind” as our national philanthropy, as she was visually impaired and knew that Delta Gamma could make a real change. As a chapter, we are honored to support this incredible foundation that impacts over 1.3 million people a year.
2018 was quite the year for Delta Gamma. The foundation granted more than one half million dollars to 417 collegiate and alumnae scholars through merit-based scholarships and graduate fellowships. Furthermore, as a fraternity, Delta Gamma logged 246,192 service hours and was awarded $392,000 in Service for Sight grants to continue to share our mission. We are so proud to continue to give grants to the four Delta Gamma schools who work with children with vision loss.
Last year, Delta Gamma-Kappa Chapter served over 2,109 hours to those with visual impairments and those at risk for visual impairments. By implementing our “Do Good” motto our women volunteered at Southlake Village Rehabilitation, Sumner Place Retirement Home, The Nebraska-City School for the Blind, The Commission for the Blind, Domestic Pups and more.
In addition to the hours of service, Kappa chapter hosts two philanthropies to benefit Service for Sight. This year we will be holding Grilled Cheesies with the Dee Gee’s and Anchor Splash. Last year we raised over $7,000 through Mac and Cheesies with the Dee Gee’s. We are so excited to Do Good and are looking forward to 2019.
Vice President of Foundation
Delta Gamma-Kappa Chapter
University of Nebraska-Lincoln