the heart of our sisterhood
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. Tri Delta pledged to join St. Jude in the mission to ensure that no child should die in the dawn of their life.
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.
We could not be more proud to partner with St. Jude and play a role in helping end child cancer. Our passion for St. Jude is what fuels, motivates, and unites us as a chapter. St. Jude is the heartbeat of Beta Tau.
In 2019, our chapter raised a total of $279,345 for St. Jude! As a result, we were the top fundraising chapter in the nation for the third year in a row! Breaking the record, once again, for the highest collegiate donation. We are honored and humbled to be able to make a small difference in the lives of the families at St. Jude.
Each year, we host three philanthropy events to raise money for St. Jude. In the Fall we are excited to put on a fundraiser inviting the entire Baylor community. In the Spring we host Delta Night Live, featuring a concert and food trucks most recently at Common Grounds Coffeeshop. This past year, we held a sold out show of over 800 people featuring The Band Camino. Our biggest fundraiser is Sincerely Yours, the letter-writing campaign we hold each Spring. As a chapter we come together to write letters to friends and family. These letters portray our true passion for St. Jude as we humbly ask for donations and prayers. On top of the success each year of this event, it's a fun time to spend together as a sisterhood to unite for our favorite cause.
Each Fall we have the chance to travel to Memphis, Tennessee to tour St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It's always an incredible way to bond and see the place we work so hard to support. The tour makes the cause of St. Jude come to life for our members and only motivates us to work harder to put an end to cancer.