Our Philanthropy Events

Relay For Life

Delta Tau Delta has made it a tradition to be the best in this event each year on Georgia Tech’s campus. Most people have been affected by cancer in some way, and as a chapter we want to support Relay for Life in their cause. Last year in partnership with Alpha Xi Delta sorority we raised over $7000 through donations both before and during the walk, becoming the top donating team for a 3rd year in a row and out raising the Relay for Life executive board. Jeremy Wegner, a brother of our chapter, was sponsored to run for over 40 miles during the event, while other brothers ran Fast Pitch and Dunk-a-Delt booths alongside the walking track. Continuing on the momentum from last year’s success, we aim to raise more than $8000 through donations and other fundraising events throughout the spring leading up to the event.

American Heroes Week and the Wounded Warrior Project

American Heroes Week was established four years ago in dedication to the brave men and women who are currently in active service and those who have been injured in the line of duty. The week kicks off with our campus-wide collection drive for non-perishable goods to be packed in supply boxes and shipped overseas. We conclude the week with a barbecue dinner and invited guest speaker to raise money and awareness to the project to get others informed and excited about the various ways to support our troops. Aside from American Heroes Week, we continue our efforts with the Wounded Warrior Project by selling “Delt Dollar Dogs” on each home gameday, with all proceeds going to the project at the end of the season. In this upcoming year we aim to increase awareness for the project and continue to grow American Heroes Week in support of our active troops and veterans.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Our national philanthropic partner, JDRF, focuses on the advancement and funding of research for Type 1 Diabetes. Each year the brothers of Gamma Psi Chapter participate in the JDRF One Walk to raise money and awareness for the cause, and in 2016 we aim to push our efforts exponentially by hosting several new events. The first will be a percentage night fundraiser held at Moe’s, where 20% of the proceeds will be donated directly to JDRF. Our big event planned for this project is an educational program paired with a dinner to provide an opportunity for the community to learn about the significance of Type 1 Diabetes and ways that they can support both the victims of T1D directly and the breakthrough research being sponsored by JDRF. We are thrilled to be making significant strides towards supporting our national philanthropic partner and hope to get both the Georgia Tech campus and surrounding community to be excited about this cause.