Foundation: History


DDD_CMYK.pngSisters' passionate philanthropic spirit has been evident since the very beginnings of our sorority!Over time, this selfless inspiration has expressed itself through a growing range of organized initiatives benefiting sisters and our society.

1942: Service Projects, Tri Delta's first official scholarship program, begins to award financial assistance to collegians.

1952: The Crescent Fund is established to assist alumnae in dire financial need.

1986: The Delta Delta Delta Foundation is incorporated as a 501(c) (3) public charity to receive tax-deductible contributions for charitable and educational purposes. The Foundation consolidates Service Projects, the Crescent Fund and the Founders' Anniversary Fund under its umbrella.

1996: A $1.5 million capital campaign is launched to fund a new Fraternity Executive Office and $750,000 in grants benefiting chapters and sisters.

2000: The Collegiate Crescent Fund establishes emergency financial grants for collegiate members.

2008: The Tri Delta Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary!