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Our Commitment to Philanthropy 

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At the University of Washington, philanthropic events aren't just a way to get involved or have fun; they serve as a reminder of just how supportive and giving our Greek Community truly is. Philanthropy is a way for us to show love and support for each others' chapters, as well as the organizations we give to.

National Philanthropies:

 

The Starkey Hearing Foundation promotes awareness, education, protection, and treatment of hearing loss. They also send volunteers on hundreds of hearing mission trips all over the world to provide hearing aids to people that cannot afford them. Delta Zeta has pledged Five Million in Five Years to Starkey because we believe deeply in their motto, "so the world may hear."
 

The Painted Turtle Camp provides day and summer camps for children and their families affected by serious illnesses. Their mission seeks "to inspire children with life-threatening diseases to become their greater selves." The Painted Turtle Camp has served as an all-expenses-paid sanctuary year-round for children, allowing them to just be kids. 
 

The Delta Zeta Foundation provides academic and need-based scholarships, funding leadership opportunities and personal growth programs.
 

Local Philanthropy:

The UW Speech and Hearing Clinic is the Kappa Chapter's local philanthropy. We support their Excellence Fund, which provides unrestricted support for the department. Their mission is "to be a center of excellence in education, research, and clinical practice within the community serving speech, language, and hearing needs."

 

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A Message from our VP Philanthropy

About our Philanthropy: 

As members of Delta Zeta at the University of Washington, we pride ourselves in our philanthropy that supports the American Society for Deaf Children, Starkey Hearing Foundation, UW Speech and Hearing, and the Delta Zeta Foundation. These foundations provide speech therapy and hearing assistance to those who want them but do not have the access or resources to obtain them. These organizations also help fund scholarships and provide hands on training for students to advance avenues to speech therapy and hearing healthcare. Delta Zeta hosts many exciting events throughout the year to support our philanthropies. During Valentine's day we have DZ Love Letters where individuals in our community send their love to others with handmade valentines cards containing their message. Our members stay up late in the night to deliver these cards straight to their door on Valentines day. We also have our DZ Duke Out which is our annual flag football event. We have our members coach fraternities in flag football and compete to win the event! This event allows members of the Greek Community to meet new people and showcase their football skills while supporting a great cause. Lastly, we host our Delta Zeta Silent Auction that brings our members, alumni, family and friends together to bid on a variety of items that support our philanthropies. 

My Goal:

My goal as VP of Philanthropy at the Kappa Chapter of Delta Zeta for 2024 is to educate our members and community about the importance of our Philanthropy. During my first year at Delta Zeta I was able to learn about the barriers and challenges the deaf and hard-of-hearing community faces and educated myself on how these organizations help combat these difficulties. Throughout this learning, I wanted to step into a leadership role that allows me to further educate our community and members on these struggles and raise money to support these individuals. Supporting these organizations allow our chapter to become more open-minded and raise awareness about the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Delta Zeta is proud to support our philanthropies and continues to motivate others to provide their support and awareness for this community as well.

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Chase Yousef

Vice President of Philanthropy   

dzkappa.vpphilanthropy@gmail.com

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