Our Commitment to Philanthropy
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.
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.
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."
A Message from our VP Philanthropy
About our Philanthropy:
As members of Delta Zeta at the University of Washington, we are proud to work with and serve the American Society for Deaf Children, Starkey Hearing Foundation, UW Speech and Hearing, and the Delta Zeta Foundation. These foundations inspire us to work diligently to support their honorable causes, as each member of our Kappa Chapter dedicates an average of 36 hours per year and raises about $75 each.
Delta Zeta hosts many exciting events throughout the year to support our philanthropies. Around Valentine's Day, we host an event called DZ Heart Attack, which is a unique way for anyone to share their love for individuals in the Greek Community in the form of a handmade valentine delivered right to their door! In the spring, we host DZ Duke Out, which is our annual flag football tournament. This event is an excellent opportunity for members of other sororities and fraternities to showcase their amazing football skills while also supporting a great cause. The Delta Zeta Silent Auction is one of our most special events, bringing together our members, alumni, family, and friends. In our previous years, the Auction has raised over $16,000, making it the biggest event of the year!
My goal for being VP of Philanthropy at the Kappa Chapter of Delta Zeta for 2023 is to raise awareness of the importance of our Philanthropy. Being a member of Delta Zeta has given me the privilege of meeting some of the brightest and most unique women. This inspires me to be a leader and take the opportunity I’ve been given to help educate our members on the significance of supporting Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Learning about the barriers and challenges faced by the deaf and hard-of-hearing community helps us become more open-minded individuals. Delta Zeta is proud to support our philanthropies along with individuals in the Deaf and hard of hearing community along with their families.
Vice President of Philanthropy