Foundation

The Delta Gamma Foundation fosters lifetime enrichment for members, promotes Service for Sight and partners with the Fraternity to ensure the future of our sisterhood. Our dedicated members and friends make the mission of the Foundation possible through service, awareness and fundraising.

Volunteer service is at the heart of Delta Gamma’s work. Through Service for Sight, Service for Sight: Joining Forces, the Golden Anchor Program and community activities, the Foundation supports the philanthropic goals of our members and chapters. Service for Sight has been at the core of the Delta Gamma mission since 1936 when a member who was blind, Ruth Billow, Eta-Akron, petitioned members to adopt "Aid to the Blind" as our official philanthropy.

In addition to service, members invest in the future of Delta Gamma by making tax-deductible gifts to the Foundation. Financial support comes from many sources including our collegiate chapters, alumnae groups, individual members and more. Through this support, the Foundation provides grants to our members as well as to organizations across North America that promote sight preservation and aid to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. The Foundation also provides generous grants to the Fraternity to help Delta Gamma create programming to develop members’ leadership skills, teach social responsibility and foster personal growth.

We are one Delta Gamma, but in accordance with Internal Revenue Code, the Foundation and Fraternity are two separate organizations. In 1951, the Delta Gamma Foundation was formed as a complement to the Fraternity, creating a vehicle for members to promote the educational interests and social responsibility referenced in Article II of the Fraternity Constitution. Each entity offers unique opportunities for our members to “Do Good.” To see how we are living out this motto, view our most recent annual report and 990 Report. The Foundation is governed by the Delta Gamma Foundation Constitution and Articles of Incorporation, the Convention and the Foundation Board of Trustees.

NSC Foundation Support:  

For more than two decades, BCLC has welcomed "sighted peers" to the classrooms to enrich the lives of sighted, blind and children with visual impairments.  The unique learning experience builds children's leadership skills, empathy, patience, sharing, and acceptance.

Programs:

  • Ages 6 months through Kindergarten
  • Extended Daycare Available
  • Private Pay Tuition on a Sliding Scale
  • California State Accredited Non-Public School (NPS)
  • Credentialed Teachers
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Houghton Mifflin Curriculum
  • Three Acres of Grass, Play Structures, Swings and Tricycle Paths
  • Field Trips
  • Music Classes
  • Technology Lab

"My daughters were sighted peers at Blind Children's Learning Center. They were taught compassion, empathy and leadership skills and laid the foundation for strong character that continues to this day." 

                                               - Dr. Catherine Heyman, Parent of Sighted Peers

Alumnae can easily help support BCLC or the Lions Club through either of these opportunities:  

  • Prescription Eyewear

  Be sure to save your used prescription glasses and bring them to our next event.  We donate our used glasses to the Lions Club to be redistributed to underprivileged people who can use them.  To learn more about Lions Club, click here.
  • Box Tops for Education

 

  General Mills BOX TOPS for Education can be found on a variety of household goods.  Start searching on Ziploc bags, Kleenex, Cottonelle Toilet Paper, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Viva paper towels, cereal, etc.

www.boxtops4education.com/