By Mary Brosmith
Many new college students join fraternities and sororities across the country each year. These are social organizations, to be sure, but many of them also demonstrate a deep commitment to charity work, and they instill those values in their members.
Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) is a sorority with 138 collegiate chapters and nearly 200,000 living alumnae, and those alumnae have formed 261 chapters that have also been instrumental in the organization’s fundraising activities. Tri Delta formed a partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1999, and the sorority has raised tens of millions of dollars for the hospital since that time. In 2011 alone, the organization raised $3.4 million to aid St. Jude in its continuing fight against children’s cancer.
About the author: Mary Brosmith works as a Merchandising Representative at Lawrence Merchandising Services in Plymouth, Minnesota. She is an alumna of the Delta Delta Delta chapter at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.