With Founder's Day quickly approaching, the Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Zeta is looking forward to celebrating with area alumnae and hopefully, will be able to support The Painted Turtle with this year's donation! The Painted Turtle is a national partner and philanthropy for the Delta Zeta Sorority and this year's goal of $550 will benefit area needs for this incredible part of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall camps. This is how we're helping:
Our chapter was inspired by the Delta Zeta national convention Rose Tree, which is present each convention and encourages alumnae to donate the the Delta Zeta Foundation to support various programs within our Sorority, including scholarships (both collegiate and graduate) and even assisting with programs that will benefit alumnae chapters across the nation. At the 2008 convention, the Rose Tree, which is a snow-white tree covered in pink and green ribbon to signify the donations that have been made, raised over $13,000! What a success! On a much smaller scale, the Columbia Alumnae Chapter adopted this idea with its very own Rose Tree: a pink 2' 5'' tree that was unveiled at last year's Founders Day celebration, encouraging alumnae and collegians alike to "give graciously" as our Creed reminds us to each day. We were incredibly grateful with the amount of attention it received and raised $500 to donate to the Delta Zeta Foundation! This year, we agreed that since the Painted Turtle gives so much to families and patients in need, our goal is to help give comfort to those who need it the most.
How YOU can help!
The Columbia Alumnae Chapter has Rose Tree donation cards that sisters, family and friends can purchase for just $5 each. These cards can be purchased in honor of a Delta Zeta in their lives. If the sister you're honoring doesn't live in the same city or state as you and you'd like to have it mailed to them, just provide me with their mailing address. We had a great response from sisters that received these cards in the mail and even inspired some to reconnect with Delta Zeta. Donation cards will be available through October 31st and also at the Founders Day celebration on Sunday, October 25th; please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to make a donation, help us reach our goal and support The Painted Turtle for this years Founders Day celebration! Thank you for your support!