2019 was an amazing philanthropic year for Delta Zeta, Gamma Alpha! Our chapter was able to raised $15,000 over the course of two events, one in the spring and one in the fall.
This past spring we introduced a brand new event called HEAR for Talent. Students on Baldwin Wallace’s campus showed off their unique talents; from singing and dancing to roller-skating and comedy. We were happy to have our friends and family attend this event to show their support for our chapter and philanthropy.
In September we held our 5th annual Pink on the Green Charity Golf Outing. Before the event, our sisters sat down and made our goal to raise $7,000. When all was said and done, we were able to raise $12,374.00 making this year our most successful year yet!
While raising money for our National Partners is our first and foremost priority, being able to educate the Baldwin Wallace community about hearing loss and American Sign Language is an extremely rewarding experience that allows us to engage with our peers and professors over a subject that truly means so much to us.
Starkey Hearing Foundation
This past year was full of new and positive changes which helped us in turn raise more money than we ever have before which was then sent to the Starkey Hearing Foundation. The Starkey Hearing Foundation’s mission is to give the gift of hearing to people in need in the US and around the world. They believe that hearing is a vehicle to reflect caring and to improve the lives of individuals, their families, and communities. We are proud to partner with the Starkey Hearing Foundation and are continually amazed by the amazing work that they do both in the United States and abroad.
The Painted Turtle Camp
In the Summer of 2019, one of our very own members, Jamie Alexander, had the privilege of attending Delta Zeta’s Service Project partner, the Painted Turtle Camp. Jamie traveled to spend a week in Lake Hughes, California volunteering to help children have the experience of camp that they have always dreamed of. Most of these children would not be able to do something like this because of their illness, but the Painted Turtle Camp makes that all possible. Jamie tells us, “This was the best experience. I learned so much from learning to work with kids to viewing the world differently. I loved being the one to bring joy and laughter to the campers! None of this would have been possible without the support and guidance of my sisters!”. We cannot wait to see more members travel to the Painted Turtle Camp this upcoming summer!
This past year as Vice President of Philanthropy, I had the opportunity to turn our fundraising around for the better! I had so much fun putting on amazing events and surpassing our goal as a chapter. We had competitions within our chapter to see which team would raise the most and reached out to family and friends to inform them about our philanthropy, luckily getting donations from them as well. All of our hard work paid off and I could not be more proud to be a Delta Zeta!
-Jamie Alexander, Former VP of Philanthropy