"To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine..."
This line of our creed shows that giving and serving others is at the core of what Delta Zeta believes in and works for.
In 1954, Delta Zeta's Convention body voted to make the cause of speech and hearing our national philanthropy. Each Spring, we hold our annual philanthropy week to raise money for one's in need.
A letter from our VP of Philanthropy
Pi Lambda has the privilege of supporting 4 philanthropic organizations, including one located right here in Chattanooga. Each year, our chapter holds events in the fall and spring semesters to raise money for these extremely deserving groups.
This spring, we hosted our Spikes for Tikes event, which is a volleyball tournament held to raise money for the Marty’s Hearing Center, our local philanthropy. We have only been supporting Marty’s Center for a couple of years now, but in the fall of 2019 at our volleyball event, we were able to raise enough money to help them purchase equipment for a new playground for the kids! Our main events are held in the fall this year instead of spring, because of covid, to raise money for our national philanthropies which are, Starkey Hearing Foundation, the American Society for Deaf Children, and SeriousFun Children’s Network.
The events we are holding in the fall this year are going to be Hot Dogs for Hearing and Hoops for Hearing. Our Hot Dogs for Hearing event is held at our house where we have a cornhole tournament and a hot dog eating contest! Hotdogs for Hearing will be held at a court in the ARC or the Mcclellan Gym right here on campus! During both these events, the other sororities and fraternities will compete against each other to see who will win each event. Hot Dogs and Hoops for Hearing All of the money that we raised through our philanthropy weeks will be distributed across our philanthropies and immediately start to help the deaf and hard of hearing all across the world.
I am so thankful to be part of such an amazing organization that helps give back to the people who need it most every day. All four of our amazing philanthropies hold a special place in my heart and I cannot wait to continue to give back to them, even after my time as philanthropy chair and my time as a Delta Zeta. I am so blessed to have so many amazing sisters behind me to support everything I do and to help me raise this money for our philanthropies because I could certainly not do it without their love and support.
In Delta Zeta, we recognize the importance of giving back to the community. Our National philanthropies include: The Starkey Hearing Foundation, The Painted Turtle Camp, and Gallaudet University.
Our local philanthropy is Marty's Hearing Center, which serves as an educational program for children with hearing, speech, and language impairments. We are honored to be given the opportunity to volunteer and give our time to this amazing organization.
We enjoy getting to involve other organizations on campus to be apart of supporting our philanthropies that are very dear to our hearts. We are so thankful for all the people that make raising money for these philanthropies so fun and worth all the hard work.