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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Founders Day Challenge 2021.

What is the Founders Day Challenge and why should I support it? 

Founders Day of Giving is one day, nine hours and two minutes to support Delta Zeta. Delta Zetas and friends will support educational opportunities, scholarships and programming which benefits our members. This is an international effort to inspire current members, alumnae, parents and friends of Delta Zeta to make a gift of any size to the Foundation.


It is also an opportunity to encourage your Delta Zeta sisters to get involved - invite them to follow along with #TrulyGiving and #EmpowerTheWoman, encourage them to sign up to be an Ambassador, and of course - support us during FDC!

How can I help connect other Delta Zetas to Founders Day Challenge? 

We need your help to reach thousands of sisters, friends and family members who truly love Delta Zeta. Signing up to be an Ambassador and encouraging others to give graciously on October 21-22 is one of the best ways to help!


Your excitement and energy leading up to and on October 21-22 will help us begin the celebration of the legacy our Founders created for us. Ambassadors will be provided training and engagement leading up to the big day - we just need you to sign up and we will take care of the rest!

I want to create a Match or Challenge Gift for the Founders Day Challenge - what do I do? 

Please contact Alicia Favata, Chief Advancement Officer: afavata@deltazeta.org. Match and Challenge Gifts are vital to the success of the Founders Day Challenge and we are excited to discuss your idea further. 

Do I need to support any of the matching gifts or challenges to make my gift count? 

No! Matching and challenge gifts will happen throughout the one day, nine hours and two minutes to add some fun "competition" for certain criteria. If you match the criteria for a certain challenge, you are more than welcome to designate your gift to that match or challenge. If not, your gift will support Founders Day Challenge!

Can I make an automatic, recurring gift? 

Gifts during Founders Day Challenge will count to our overall FDC total. If you would like your gift amount to be recurring after FDC, please contact Neil Stanglein, Director of Development: nstanglein@deltazeta.org and he will assist you with your recurring gift. 

I am already supporting the Delta Zeta Foundation through a recurring gift, pledge or plan to give my gift at a different time. Will those gifts support Founders Day Challenge? 

Unfortunately, no. Only gifts made on October 21-22 will count towards Founders Day Challenge… we encourage you to make an additional gift joining many other Delta Zeta sisters and friends by supporting our organization during FDC!

Will I receive a receipt? 

Yes! You will receive an email confirmation receipt almost immediately after giving online on October 21-22. You will also receive a mailed thank you letter and receipt following #TrulyGiving.

Is my gift tax deductible? 

Yes! The Delta Zeta Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all gifts made on October 22 are tax-deductible. Please retain your email receipt for tax purposes. Please retain your email receipt for tax purposes.

I have a question not answered on this page. Whom do I contact? 

Please contact the Delta Zeta Foundation by calling 513-523-7597 or emailing afavata@deltazeta.org. 

What areas can I support when making a gift today? 

All gifts during Founders Day Challenge will go to support the future of Delta Zeta: scholarships, leadership development and educational programs to advance the Delta Zeta experience for all of our members.

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.

Still have questions?

Contact us at dzfoundation@deltazeta.org