Philanthropy

Philanthropy

The Delta Gamma Foundation offers all members lifetime enrichment through educational growth, personal development, and opportunities for philanthropic service. The Delta Lambda Chapter at Mississippi State University upholds these ideals both locally and nationally through its various service projects.

Delta Gamma's national philanthropy is Service for Sight, which seeks to improve vision globally. The Delta Lambda chapter hosts multiple fundraisers to benefit Service for Sight. Anchor Week is held each fall. Throughout the week, there is a flag football tournament, and the festivities conclude with Lasagna Dinner, which is a campus wide event hosted at the house. Each spring, the chapter hosts Milk and Cookies, a late night event, which also benefits our philanthropy. Additionally, the chapter members collect Box Tops for Education, soup labels, and eyeglasses to donate.

Locally, the chapter members volunteer through the Golden Anchor Program, which gives members the opportunity to work with senior citizens. The chapter also holds annual vision testing at local elementary schools. These, along with many other projects, benefit the Starkville community through Service for Sight.

Every other spring, the Delta Lambda chapter also hosts the Dorothy Garrett Martin Lectureship in Values and Ethics. In April of 2014, the chapter welcomed Bethany Hamilton, the inspiration for the movie Soul Surfer, to speak at the event. Delta Gamma also supports other philanthropies across campus through participation in several charitable events, such as Derby Days, Limelight, and Watermelon Fest.