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'!
At its roots, Delta Gamma's national philanthropy, Service for Sight is "For a Sister, By a Sister." 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 Gammas could make a real change. Delta Gamma-Kappa Chapter is honored to support such a unique cause that impacts over 1.3 million people nationwide.
In 2017 alone, Delta Gammas nation-wide has served 258,282 hours to the those with visual impairments. By making our service and philanthropy specific, we can better serve the community and make a real change, as Ruth Billow hoped. Delta Gamma's Foundation fully supports four schools for those effect by visual impairments. Along with this contribution, the Foundation donated $500,000 to organizations that support those with visual impairments.
Last year, Delta Gamma-Kappa Chapter served over 2,080 hours to those with visual impairments and those at risk of visual impairments in Nebraska. The women that grace our beautiful home truly embody Delta Gamma's "Do Good" motto, allowing Kappa chapter to serve at The Nebraska-City School for the Blind, Sumner Place Retirement Home, The Commission for the Blind, and more.
In addition to service, Kappa chapter hosts two philanthropies every year to support Service for Sight. Between Anchor Toss and Cheesies with the DeeGees in 2017, our chapter raised over $8000. We are extremely proud of the awareness that these events bring to the community and financial donations that we are able to give to the Foundation. Below, you will find a video where you can experience Cheesies with the DeeGees for yourself.
Vice President of Foundation
Delta Gamma-Kappa Chapter
University of Nebraska-Lincoln