Tri Delta Raises Historic $100 Million in Grassroots Fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Barchart · 07/01 10:16

At their annual joint celebration on Friday, June 28, 2024, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® announced that Tri Delta has raised a historic $100 million in their 25-year partnership. Since 1999, Tri Delta collegians and alumnae have raised the funds through small-dollar fundraising efforts that include pancake sales (Delta House of Pancakes or “DHOP”), campus sports events, the signature Sincerely Yours letter-writing campaign and participation in walk/run events.

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Tri Delta and St. Jude celebrate Tri Delta reaching $100 million raised in 25 years. (Photo: Business Wire)

Tri Delta and St. Jude celebrate Tri Delta reaching $100 million raised in 25 years. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Tri Delta is proud to earn the distinction as the first Greek organization to raise $100 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our members reached this historic milestone by pouring their hearts and souls into grassroots fundraising for a truly worthy cause. They remain a powerful reflection of our founding commitment to service and kindness,” Tri Delta Fraternity President Megan James said. “We are proud to partner with this incredible research hospital that is fiercely committed to ending childhood cancer once and for all.”

Tri Delta’s impact on the St. Jude community is felt by patient families who rely on Tri Delta Place, short-term patient housing with 64 hotel-style rooms and 36 suites. Conveniently located on the St. Jude campus, these rooms provide a comfortable “home away from home” for patient families while their children receive treatment at St. Jude.

"The extraordinary generosity, passion, and dedication of the young women of Tri Delta have resulted in an absolutely remarkable milestone — $100 million raised for St. Jude. We are so immensely grateful,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. "The funds raised by Tri Delta help St. Jude provide customized care for some of the world’s sickest children and give children with cancer a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment.”

Founded in 1888, Tri Delta has initiated more than 340,000 women. Today, there are nearly 250,000 members at 138 higher education institutions and 214 alumnae chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada. Its core ideals include truth, self-sacrifice and friendship. Tri Delta leads the way and often sets the standard on important issues facing women, including body image, mental health, non-discrimination, collegiate housing, leadership development and governance.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was largely considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and it won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes to help doctors and researchers at local hospitals and cancer centers around the world improve the quality of treatment and care for even more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Support the St. Jude mission by donating at, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on X, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.