Tri Delta

Theta Kappa Chapter at Southern Methodist University

Chapter Philanthropy

Tri Delta’s commitment to raising funds for worthy causes goes back many years. Tri Delta’s chosen philanthropy is Children’s Cancer Charities. In conjunction with this effort, Tri Delta has partnered nationally with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and has raised over $30 million since 1999.

Today, Tri Delta is working towards a goal of raising $60 million in 10 years.  This contribution will support the Specialty Clinic located in the Patient Care Center at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Specialty Clinic houses a broad range of difference services for St. Jude patients. At some point during their care at St. Jude, children will likely be referred to a clinic within the Specialty Clinic.

As of 2013, the Theta Kappa Chapter was very proud have raised their portion of the previous “15 in 5″ campaign. The Theta Kappa Chapter’s source of fundraising primarily comes from Delta Diner, Tri Delta Triple Play, and Sincerely Yours.

Tri Delta Triple Play is a softball tournament between organizations on campus. These organizations range from religious groups to the Greek community. Tri Deltas coach each team and everyone who participates brings their best game in order to raise money for St. Jude. Softball, friends, free food, music, and sunshine…what’s not to love?

Delta Diner is an all you can eat pancakes fundraiser that happens every fall at Moody Coliseum. Family and friends come for all you can eat pancakes for $10. Activities include a live band, a pancake eating contest, and socializing. All of our proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research, and because of the support of our SMU community, we are able to raise over $8,000 a year from this event.

Sincerely Yours is a letter writing campaign that takes place in the spring. This campaign encourages Tri Delta members to write to their friends and family requesting they make a donation to St. Jude. Sincerely Yours is one of our greatest sources of fundraising.