Did you miss Founders Day Challenge 2020? Click here to make a gift to the Delta Zeta Foundation!
"May I give graciously of what is mine..."

 

Delta Zeta’s are reminded to give graciously… our 2020 Founders Day Challenge is a 24 hour event supporting the Delta Zeta Foundation. You will help create a stronger Delta Zeta by supporting the Founders Day Challenge and help kick off our Founders Day celebrations!

 

Giving graciously to our Founders Day Challenge creates opportunities for all Delta Zetas - through scholarships, programming and other initiatives, ensuring the strength of our sisterhood. 

What funds will my gift support?
Oct 20, 2020

This year, Founders Day Challenge will support four distinct funds: 

 

The General Fund is the basis of operations for the Foundation and the source of support for the General Grant to the Sorority. This unrestricted fund is the area of greatest need. 

 

The General Scholarship Fund awards go to women who qualify for assistance, have a good academic record and have contributed to their chapter and university. 

 

The Member Development Fund provides funds for educational programming to help members develop life and leadership skills and to support current and future member development programs established by the Delta Zeta Sorority.

 

The Elizabeth Coulter Stephenson Grant provides funds to collegiate sisters experiencing financial difficulties. 

 

To learn more about the Delta Zeta Foundation and how your gifts are put to work, please visit www.deltazeta.org/Foundation.

Watch Your State or Country Turn from Truly Green to Killarney Rose Pink When You Make Your Gift!
Rank State Donors
1 CA 129
2 TX 116
3 OH 102
$10,000
$10K Bonus Match
Thanks to an anonymous donor, if we reach 950 gifts by the close of Founders Day Challenge, we will unlock an ADDITIONAL $10,000 to the Delta Zeta Foundation!
950 / 950 Gifts
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1902 Loyalty Society
Calling all collegiate members! Join the 1902 Loyalty Society today to have your gift matched by Mary Waterman (Gamma Omicron - San Diego State University) up to $1,000! By joining today, be one of the first to receive this years' dangle, the Rose, to add (or start!) your collection.
$1,000 MATCHED
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Alpha Gamma 80's Ladies
There is a special group of Alpha Gamma sisters at the University of Alabama that go by the "80's Ladies"! Are you one of them? This match is just for you! Your gifts to the Member Development Fund will be matched up to $400 by Stephanie Vaughn (Alpha Gamma, University of Alabama).
$400 MATCHED
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Alpha Gamma Class of 2010-2012/Alpha Sigma Class of 2004-2009
Dalisha Herring (Alpha Gamma, University of Alabama) is challenging sisters whom she advised during her time with both the Alpha Gamma Chapter and the Alpha Sigma Chapter to make a gift to support the general fund during Founders Day Challenge! Your gifts will be matched up to $1,000!
$110 MATCHED
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Alpha Gamma, University of Alabama
In honor of Foundation Trustee and FDC Co-Chair, Margaret Purcell (Alpha Gamma, University of Alabama), gifts from Alpha Gamma sisters will be matched up to $1,000 by fellow Foundation Trustee, Virginia Gilbert Loftin (Alpha Gamma).
$1,000 MATCHED
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Area Alumnae Directors/Province Area Directors Past and Present!
Have you served as an Area Alumnae Director or perhaps what used to be called a Province Area Director? Join Distinguished Past National Officer, Charlotte Silversteen (Delta Tau - Temple University) by participating in this challenge! Charlotte will match your gifts up to $2,000.
$1,100 MATCHED
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Beta Gamma, University of Louisville
In celebration of 92 years of sisterhood at the University of Louisville, the Beta Gamma chapter will match donations up to $1,500! We call upon Beta Gamma actives, alumnae, and friends and family alike to contribute a donation of $19.02 or more! Thank you to the generosity of the Beta Gamma local Housing Corporation for making this challenge possible!
$1,500 MATCHED
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California Donors
In 2018, California reigned as our state with the most donations with Texas and Ohio trailing behind! Who will take the crown this year?? Tania Roney (Theta Rho - California State University/Los Angeles) is challenging her fellow Golden State sisters to rise to the challenge! Your gifts will be matched by Tania up to $500.
$500 MATCHED
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Columbus Chapter Alumnae
Gifts from members of the Columbus Alumnae Chapter will be matched up to $500. Thank you to Foundation Trustee, Jenny Morrison (Theta - The Ohio State University) for this generous match!
$500 MATCHED
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$10,000
Consultants Past and Present
Field Rep? ELC? Colony Consultant? Whatever your title was, here is a challenge just for you! Donations from 75 consultants will unlock $10,000! This challenge is made possible again this year thanks to the generosity of Kim Saari Johnston, Kappa, University of Washington, Past Educational Leadership Consultant and current Vice President of the Foundation.
75 / 75 Gifts
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Delta Alpha, California State University/Long Beach
Foundation President, Karen Campbell will match gifts up to $1,000 from her Delta Alpha chapter sisters!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Delta Zeta Lawyers
Do you work as a lawyer or are you studying to be one? Calling all sisters in the legal field - your gifts to the Member Development Fund will be matched up to $400 thanks to Stephanie Vaughn (Alpha Gamma - University of Alabama)!
$400 MATCHED
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Delta Zeta Teachers
Are you a teacher or pursuing an education degree? This match is just for you! Past National Officer, Phyllis Davis (Alpha Gamma - University of Alabama) will match gifts up to $500 from our sisters working to teach America's future!
$500 MATCHED
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Delta, Depauw University
In honor of the chapters' founding 111 years ago, Jessica Blevins (Delta, Depauw University) will match up to $111 in gifts from fellow Delta Chapter sisters.
$111 MATCHED
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Elizabeth Coulter Stephenson Match
The Elizabeth Coulter Stephenson Scholarship Fund provides grants to collegiate sisters experiencing financial difficulties. Gifts toward this challenge will be matched up to $2,500 thanks to the following donors: Foundation Trustee & FDC Co-Chair, Margaret Purcell (Alpha Gamma, University of Alabama; Foundation Trustee, Kim Rutkowski (Delta Tau, Temple University); Nancy Russell (Iota Upsilon, California State University/Fullerton); and a fourth donor who wishes to remain Anonymous.
$2,500 MATCHED
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Epsilon Phi, University of Detroit
Gifts up to $500 from Epsilon Phi members will be matched up to $500 thanks to the generosity of Patricia Tector, Epsilon Phi, University of Detroit.
$75 MATCHED
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Final Countdown Challenge
Let's finish strong! Gifts made between 9pm-11pm Eastern will be matched up to $1,000 by National Vice President of Finance, Stacey Slaughter (Kappa-University of Washington).
$1,000 MATCHED
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Final Countdown Challenge Part 2
Well, that was fast! Your gifts matched the original $1,000 in 22 minutes! National Vice President of Finance, Stacey Slaughter (Kappa, University of Washington) has extended her match to ANOTHER $1,000!!! Live for the next hour!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Founders Power Hour
Founders Power Hour - beginning at 19:02 (7:02 p.m. Eastern), $3,000 will be matched thanks to Delta Zeta Executive Director, Cindy Menges (Alpha - Miami University) Only a few more hours left to double your impact!
$3,000 MATCHED
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$1,000
Friends of Delta Zeta (FODZ) Challenge
Friends of Delta Zeta – family members, past facilitators and more – contribute to Delta Zeta’s overall success. Join FODZ NHQ staff members Morgan Brickley, Ryan Manning, Kendall Niccum, Neil Stanglein and Will Frankenberger for a chance to unlock $1,000 when 25 FODZ support Founders Day Challenge.
25 / 25 Gifts
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Global Ambassador Society Members
Past National President, Diane Stecher (Iota Xi - University of Missouri/St. Louis) will match gifts made by fellow members of the Global Ambassador Society up to $1,000! Gifts will support the general fund.
$1,000 MATCHED
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Grace Mason Lundy Award Recipients
Donations from Grace Mason Lundy Award recipients will be matched up to $1,000 thanks to Past National President, Diane Stecher, Iota Xi, University of Missouri/St. Louis!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Kentucky Donors
Gifts from sisters in the Bluegrass State will be matched, up to $500, thanks to the generosity of Betty Greene Byrne, Alpha Theta, University of Kentucky!
$500 MATCHED
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Louisville Alumnae Chapter
The Louisville Alumnae Chapter will match gifts up to $500 from sisters in the Louisville, KY area!
$500 MATCHED
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Midnight Mania Match!
Founder's Day Challenge has been extended! To celebrate, Mary Waterman (Gamma Omicron, San Diego State University) is matching the next $1,000 in gifts!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Missouri and Kansas Alumnae Chapters
The Wichita, Kansas Alumnae Chapter challenges all alumnae chapters in Missouri and Kansas to take part in the Founders Day Challenge! The group will donate a bonus gift when this challenge reaches $50 from fellow alumnae chapters.
$50 MATCHED
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Moms of Delta Zeta
Are you a mom of a Delta Zeta, or a mom of a future Delta Zeta? This match is for you! National Housing Corporation President and Past National President, Michelle Smith (Alpha Chi - UCLA) will match your gift up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
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Past & Current Scholarship Recipients
Have you been the recipient of a Delta Zeta Foundation scholarship during your undergraduate or graduate years? Now is your chance to pay it forward! Donations through this match will support the General Scholarship Fund and will be matched up to $1,000 by Ellyn Sewell, Kappa, University of Washington.
$1,000 MATCHED
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Pi Beta, University of Hartford
Calling all Pi Beta members! To commemorate her 5th year as an alumnae, donations made will be matched up to $500 thanks to the generosity of Madison Norwich!
$500 MATCHED
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President's Power Hour
Delta Zeta's National President, Christy Phillips-Brown, Theta Iota, Western Carolina University, challenges you to give this hour to double your impact! Gifts this hour will be matched up to $1,000. Help us unlock this generous gift by making your gift now!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Region I Donors
Donations received from sisters in Region I (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York) will be matched up to $1,500 thanks to Cindy Kozil, Gamma Beta, University of Connecticut.
$1,500 MATCHED
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Region III Donors
The CCDs and RCD of Region III have teamed up to challenge sisters in their Region! Gifts from our sisters in Region III will be matched up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Region IX Donors (CAN/INT, IA, MI, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Donations received from sisters in Region IX (Canada/International, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin) will be matched up to $1,000 thanks to Foundation Trustee, Jill Raderstorf (Theta Eta, Creighton University)
$1,000 MATCHED
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Region VI Donors
Sisters in the Southeast!!! Donations received from sisters in Region VI (AL, FL, MS, GA, LA) will be matched up to $1,500 thanks Foundation Trustee and Founders Day Challenge Co-Chair, Margaret Purcell, Alpha Gamma, University of Alabama!
$1,500 MATCHED
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Rise and Shine Match
Rise and Shine Delta Zeta sisters and friends! Starting on Thursday at 7am Eastern, Lisa McCarthy (Xi Alpha - University of Massachusetts) is matching gifts to the Annual Fund, our area of greatest need, up to $5000.
$5,000 MATCHED
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St. Louis Alumnae
If you attended school in St. Louis, Missouri or currently reside there now, your gift will be matched through this challenge up to $1,118, to celebrate 118 years of Delta Zeta. This challenge is made possible thanks to Jane Spurgeon, Iota Xi, University of Missouri/St. Louis.
$1,118 MATCHED
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Surprise Power Hour!
Surprise! Foundation Trustees, Kim Rutkowski (Delta Tau - Temple University) and Jill Raderstorf (Theta Eta - Creighton University) will match up to $3,500 from 3pm - 5pm Eastern!
$3,500 MATCHED
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Texas Donors
Gifts from sisters in the Lone Star State will be matched, up to $1,000, thanks to the generosity of Lorrie Tijerina, Omicron Alpha, St. Mary's University!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Theta Iota, Western Carolina University
Donations from Theta Iota sisters will be matched up to $1,000. This match is made possible thanks to the generosity of our National President, Christy Phillips-Brown (Theta Iota, Western Carolina University).
$779 MATCHED
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Theta, The Ohio State University
OH-IO!!! Donations from Theta sisters will be matched up to $1,500 in support of the Elizabeth Coulter Stephenson Grant. Thank you to Foundation Trustee, Jenny Morrison, Theta and Jacqui Lyon, Theta, for teaming up on this generous match!
$1,500 MATCHED
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