Tri Delta

Gamma Rho Chapter at Pepperdine University

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Since the early 1970s Tri Delta’s chosen philanthropy has been Children’s Cancer Charities. This philanthropic cause encompasses a wide array of charitable organizations and represents the collective effort of Tri Delta’s members and chapters across the United States and Canada who continue to donate goods, volunteer time and host fundraisers for the research and treatment of children with cancer. 

In 1999, Tri Delta formed a national philanthropic partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This partnership provides our members with wonderful opportunities to grow as individuals and leaders as we help children LIVE, scientists LEARN, and St. Jude LEAD in its mission of finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

In July 2014, Tri Delta made the largest single fundraising commitment of $60 million in 10 years — the single largest fundraising commitment in St. Jude’s history, and received prominent recognition by having the short-term housing facility named Tri Delta Place.

A combined effort of our collegiate and alumnae chapters, along with the unselfish leadership of each individual member and our extensive network of family and friends, makes Tri Delta ranked as one of St. Jude’s top corporate partners alongside for-profit industry leaders like Target, Best Buy, Chili’s, FedEx and Domino’s.

See the impact our members are having by following #TriDelta4StJude or visiting tridelta.org/philanthropy

Quick St. Jude Facts:

    * No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay. 

    * Families never receive a bill, regardless of their ability to pay.

    * St. Jude has 19 partner sites in 14 countries.

    * 175 countries have benefited from Cure4Kids.org

    * It costs $1.7 million a day to run St. Jude.

    * 75% of this money comes from public donations.

    * 81 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to research and treatment.

    * The overall survival rate for all childhood cancers is now 80%.

    * Survival rate for ALL (The most common type of childhood cancer) has risen from 4% to 94% today.

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