Update July 31, 2010: $10,000,000 in four years
According to a short announcement in the Memphis Commercial Appeal,
Tri Delta has met the $10,000,000 goal -- in four years. Congratulations.
Excerpts from ^^:
Tri Delts do it for St. Jude
The women of the Delta Delta Delta fraternity gave themselves 10 years to raise $10 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
They did it in four.
They wrote letters, hosted softball tournaments, golf tournaments, pancake breakfasts and other events.
St. Jude named a floor of the Chili's Care Center for them and their efforts.
. . . The group has raised $12 million for the hospital since it adopted the hospital as its philanthropic partner in 1999.
Below is a quote that began this thread; jennyj87, you must be even prouder now..........
"Hello everyone. I'm going to toot my own horn for a minute, but I am extremely proud of my sorority right now.
I don't know how many of you have heard about Tri Deltas partnership with St. Jude, but is a beautiful thing. Orginally the goal was to raise $1 million in 5 years. It was done in three.
Tri Delta then decided to raised $10 million in 10 years. That was three years ago. As of July 2009, we've raised $7.8 million. I have never been so proud and honored to be part of an organization. Snaps for all of the DDD's on greek chat! "