Delta Gamma, who lives by their motto, Do Good, exemplifies their national commitment to philanthropy and service. They truly prove to the University of Utah Community that being in a sorority is more than just partying and socializing, but it is about benefitting your community and personal development. You can see for yourself how awesome this sorority is while also donating a couple bucks to an awesome cause this week with their annual Anchor Splash week!
Today (November 7th) is their first event, their annual Casino Night! Come to the Delta Gamma house starting at 7 PM for a night of card games and fun! This event is welcome to Greeks and non-Greeks and a small entrance fee will be collected in order to benefit Service for Sight. Want to learn more about Service for Sight? Keep reading AND come to their event for all the information from the girls who know it best!
In addition to their Casino Night, they also open their home to guests Tuesday (November 8th) night for Donuts with DGs. This is a great opportunity to get to know the girls of Delta Gamma, their philanthropy, and get unlimited donuts and Orange Juice.
If Monday and Tuesday nights aren’t available for you or going in to a Greek House seems intimidating, do not fear, they also have another event hosted by Ugurt on Wednesday (November 9th). During the hours of noon- midnight, 20% of the proceeds will go towards Service for Sight so make sure to get your fro-yo fix all while knowing you’ve bettered your community.
Their final and definitely most entertaining philanthropy event this week is their AnchorSplash competition on Thursday (November 10th) at 6 PM (and yes, finally one of their events will involve literal splashing). AnchorSplash is a synchronized swimming competition that all of the fraternity members participate in that can guarantee to make you laugh! AnchorSplash will be held at the HYPR swimming pool and if you are interested in participating or just watching the men do their ‘thing’, make sure to check out their Facebook page for more details!
Now that you have all the dates and times of how you can participate in Delta Gamma’s Philanthropy week, let’s learn about the real reason why these events are being held. All of the money collected this week goes to benefit Service for Sight. Service for Sight is a non-profit organization that performs regular vision screenings and provides glasses to those who might otherwise be unable to afford them. Locally, there is a Service for Sight branch called Friends for Sight that their chapter works with directly. Every woman in the Delta Gamma chapter goes on to participate in this philanthropy hands-on by obtaining a certification to vision screen, which is a requirement to be a part of their chapter. In addition to providing vision screenings and glasses, Service for Sight also provides Glaucoma screenings. This is a cause very worthy of attention and donation and it is one that gets forgotten about often because it is so easy to take sight for granted.
After their philanthropy week is all said and done, Delta Gamma doesn’t just check ‘philanthropy’ off their list of to-dos. They continually participate in service throughout the semester, meeting a minimum of 15 hours a semester per member. Madelyn Mortensen, Delta Gamma’s philanthropy foundation chair stated, “I have been able to see first hand the good that non-profit organizations do and I have also been able to help instill a sense of excitement about doing good in the women of my own chapter.”
We are sure proud to have the women of Delta Gamma in our chapter and can’t wait to see your philanthropy week go off without a hitch!