Since the 1970s, Tri Delta members have supported children's cancer charities. This philanthropic cause encompasses a wide array of charitable organizations and represents the collective effort of Tri Delta members and chapters across North America who continue to donate goods, volunteer time and host fundraisers for the research and treatment of children with cancer.
As part of Tri Delta's focus on children's cancer charities, Tri Delta formed a national philanthropic partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1999.This partnership is a direct reflection of Tri Delta's Purpose in action as we help children live, scientists learn, and St. Jude lead in its mission of finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
In July 2014, Tri Delta made the largest single fundraising commitment by a St. Jude partner in the hospital's history–pledging $60 million in 10 years. Because of this commitment, Tri Delta has received prominent recognition on the St. Jude campus with the naming of the short-term housing facility, Tri Delta Place.
A combined effort of our collegiate and alumnae chapters, along with the unselfish leadership of each individual member and our extensive network of family and friends, makes Tri Delta ranked as one of St. Jude’s top corporate partners alongside for-profit industry leaders like Target, Best Buy, Chili’s, FedEx and Domino’s.
Since its founding in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research hospital has been the world leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children. In order to achieve founder, Danny Thomas’ vision of “no child should die in the dawn of life”, St. Jude holds a strong set of ethical values, never denying a child treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Over the past 50 years, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent. St. Jude is primarily funded through partners in the community, like Tri Delta and we feel so blessed to be an integral part of such an amazing cause.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Over the past 14 years, Tri Delta has raised over $27 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Here are our milestones:
1999: Adopted St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as its national philanthropic partner
2005: Raised $1 million to endow the Teen Room
The Teen Room is a haven for patients, aged 13-19, to get away from parents, nurses, and doctors and be with kids their own age enjoying T.V., video games, computers, arcade games, and much more.
2010: Raised $10 million to name the Patient Care Floor in the Chili’s Care Center
The Tri Delta Patient Care floor provides 19 additional patient rooms, with a parent room attached. This floor houses patients who recently received bone marrow transplants.
2014: Raised $15 million to name the Specialty C-Clinic located in the Patient Care Center at St. Jude
The Specialty Clinic houses a broad range of services for St. Jude patients and nearly every patient will visit during their treatment.