2022 Founders Day Challenge

118% of 1,000 Donor goal
This campaign successfully reached its goal on October 25, 2022!


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An Anonymous DonorKelly Zsamar matched $120

An Anonymous DonorDiane Cesarz matched $500

An Anonymous DonorPatricia Tector matched $600

An Anonymous DonorElizabeth Richardson matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorBetty Greene Byrne matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorKaren Campbell matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorChristy Phillips-Brown matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorLaura Hedenberg matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAni Rodriguez-Newbern matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDalisha Herring matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorPhyllis Davis matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorMim Starr matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorCarole Mashburn matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorRuth Patterson matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorCharlotte Silversteen matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorChristy Phillips-Brown matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJill Raderstorf and Mary Schaper matched $1,250

An Anonymous DonorNancy Russell and Kim Rutkowski matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorMichelle Smith matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorJacqui Lyon and Jennifer Morrison matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorJill Raderstorf and Kendra Sears Marshall matched $1,750

An Anonymous DonorPaula Harfst matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorKim Rutkowski matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorStacey Slaughter matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorBirmingham Alabama Alumnae Chapter (in honor of Virginia Gilbert Loftin and Margaret Purcell) matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorEllyn Sewell and Charlotte Silversteen matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorJane Spurgeon matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorChristi Mayer matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorCrystal Miller matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorKim Jones and Lorrie Tijerina matched $3,000

An Anonymous DonorBeta Gamma matched $3,000

An Anonymous DonorDiane Stecher and Anne Marie Gavin matched $3,000

An Anonymous DonorJeanine Triplett matched $3,000

An Anonymous DonorLisa McCarthy matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorCindy Menges matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorMerry Adamcik matched $10,000
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An Anonymous DonorKim Johnston gave $10,000

Founders Day Challenge is complete! Please click here to show your support for Delta Zeta!

For 120 years, Delta Zeta truly inspires action and impacts the lives of our sisters. Together, during Founders Day Challenge, Delta Zetas and friends will honor the legacy of Alfa, Mary, Anna, Julia, Mabelle and Anne - by supporting scholarships, leadership programming, professional development opportunities and so much more. 

Join us today to support our lifelong commitment to Delta Zeta! 

FDC Resources
The fun keeps going!

Why stop the fun at midnight EST – let’s keep breaking Delta Zeta records!

Founders Day Challenge will be extended until Tuesday, October 23 at 12 p.m. EST. We’ve broken fundraising record and are nearing a record number of donors. Let’s keep the flame burning a little bit longer.

12 more hours to support Delta Zeta scholarships, leadership programming, professional development opportunities and so much more!

Don’t forget to check out our Matches and Challenges for a chance to double your impact!

157 days ago by Neil Stanglein

 When we hit $145,000 in donations to Founders Day Challenge, $55,000 will be unlocked thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

 To make this never before seen amount during FDC happen, we need your help spreading the word about the open Matches and Challenges: 

 Alabama – Huntsville Donors and Friends

Area III does Disney

Beta Gamma

Consultants Past and Present

Delta Zeta Teachers

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD)

Grace Mason Lundy Award Recipients

Kentucky Sisters and Friends

Missouri and More – Jane’s Hometown Challenge

Pacific Northwest Sisters and Friends

Pennsylvania and Friends

Pi Kappa 1902 Challenge

Northeast Sisters and Friends

Region IX Sisters and Friends

Ritual Chair Challenge

Scholarship Recipients

South Carolina and Friends

Texas Sisters and Friends

Volunteers Past and Present

Xi Sigma

Join us in tagging your sisters and friends who you think should support FDC!

Let’s make the flame of Delta Zeta burn even brighter tonight during this history-making event!

157 days ago by Neil Stanglein
Exciting announcement for Delta Zeta Nation!

When we reach $120,000 in donations for 120 years of Delta Zeta, $10,000 will be unlocked! 

Check out our Matches and Challenges to double your impact and help us get to this exciting milestone! 

157 days ago by Neil Stanglein

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Chapter Leaderboard
Delta Zeta ChaptersDonorsRaised ($)
Gamma Lambda - San Jose State University (CA)3$88
Gamma Rho - Northern Illinois University1$19
Iota Tau - West Liberty State College (WV)0$0
Alpha Tau - University of Texas0$0
Zeta Omicron - University of Wisconsin/La Crosse0$0
Alpha Iota - University of Southern California0$0
Gamma Theta - Carroll College (WI)1$100
Gamma Omicron - San Diego State University (CA)1$65
Sigma - Louisiana State University8$1,208
Epsilon Gamma - University of Central Missouri1$19
Zeta Pi - University of Georgia5$600
Omicron Delta - Bryant University (RI)0$0
Kappa Upsilon - Quinnipiac University (CT)0$0
Xi Delta - Radford University (VA)1$19
Xi Omicron - Loyola Marymount University (CA)6$358
Delta Beta - University of Tampa6$574
Epsilon Nu - Missouri State University6$322
Theta Kappa - University of New Orleans2$100
Lambda Pi - Georgia College & State University5$580
Pi Kappa - University of Idaho39$742
Epsilon Theta - Clarion University of Pennsylvania1$50
Alpha Beta - University of Illinois5$478
Kappa Alpha - Nicholls State University (LA)4$790
Epsilon Zeta - Drexel University (PA)6$277
Beta Xi - Auburn University (AL)14$1,551
Iota Epsilon - University of Wisconsin/Oshkosh0$0
Delta Theta - University of Houston (TX)8$9,691
Iota - University of Iowa9$840
Pi Omicron - Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis1$19
Iota Psi - University of Texas/Arlington34$1,800
Alpha Theta - University of Kentucky7$1,935
Gamma - University of Minnesota0$0
Iota Upsilon - California State University/Fullerton16$2,569
Alpha Upsilon - University of Maine8$307
Zeta Xi - Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)2$69
Lambda Kappa - University of Alabama/Huntsville22$1,087
Pi Epsilon - Clemson University (SC)11$744
Theta Iota - Western Carolina University (NC)23$3,505
Beta Tau - Nebraska Wesleyan University5$363
Zeta Psi - Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)9$365
Alpha Chi - Univeristy of California/Los Angeles11$2,927
Alpha Sigma - Florida State University13$1,817
Beta Gamma - University of Louisville (KY)15$6,931
Gamma Kappa - Kent State University (OH)10$1,567
Theta Xi - Glenville State College (WV)7$195
Delta Phi - Northeastern State University (OK)9$1,625
Theta Eta - Creighton University (NE)14$4,016
Gamma Delta - Pennsylvania State University0$0
Lambda Theta - Michigan Technological University13$1,621
Kappa Phi - University of North Carolina/Charlotte5$208
Beta Delta - University of South Carolina15$1,239
Gamma Beta - University of Connecticut10$2,077
Lambda - Kansas State University0$0
Gamma Chi - Ball State University (IN)9$540
Kappa Mu - Shepherd University (WV)17$2,912
Theta Alpha - Simpson College (IA)0$0
Xi Sigma - University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill14$3,476
Epsilon Sigma - Wayne State University (MI)4$258
Xi Omega - Purdue University3$189
Iota Xi - University of Missouri/St. Louis21$9,910
Omicron Zeta - Randolph-Macon College (VA)1$120
Delta Omega - Fort Hays State University22$608
Zeta Zeta - West Texas A & M University4$363
Theta Sigma - College of Steubenville (OH)0$0
Theta Phi - Old Dominion University (VA)3$259
Lambda Phi - Appalachian State University (NC)3$158
Gamma Nu - Eastern Illinois University3$138
Gamma Epsilon - Drake University (IA)2$170
Iota Iota - Middle Tennessee State University1$19
Lambda Gamma - Jacksonville State University (AL)1$19
Kappa Nu - Missouri Western State College0$0
Omicron Xi - Mars Hill University (NC)1$120
Alpha Alpha - Northwestern University (IL)3$600
Xi Theta - University of North Carolina/Wilmington5$429
Gamma Iota - Memphis State University (TN)0$0
Omicron Mu - University of South Carolina/Upstate1$55
Kappa Iota - Wright State University (OH)5$111
Gamma Alpha - Baldwin Wallace University (OH)4$310
Pi Delta - Wake Forest University (NC)4$610
Zeta Theta - Sam Houston State University (TX)1$120
Zeta Rho - William Jewell College (MO)2$240
Lambda Rho - Illinois State University4$278
Alpha - Miami University (OH)4$15,170
Theta Nu - Minnesota State University/Moorhead4$677
Lambda Sigma - Winthrop University (SC)3$57
Delta Sigma - Truman State University3$189
Beta Kappa - Iowa State University3$350
Xi Rho - Clarkson University (NY)3$158
Lambda Beta - University of Southern Indiana5$188
Gamma Tau - Bowling Green State University (OH)8$214
Omicron Lambda - North Carolina State University3$360
Epsilon Phi - University of Detroit (MI)1$600
Omicron Omicron - Lindenwood University (MO)8$398
Xi Pi - Lehigh University (PA)2$76
Omicron Upsilon - University of Toronto0$0
Beta Psi - College of Charleston (SC)0$0
Omicron Sigma - Gallaudet University (Wash DC)1$19
Beta Omega - New York University0$0
Pi Omega - Johnson & Wales University (RI)2$38
Theta Rho - California State University/Los Angeles2$1,019
Beta Epsilon - University of Pennsylvania0$0
Pi Chi - Western Kentucky University5$297
Xi Nu - Tarleton State University (TX)5$429
Delta Eta - East Tennessee State University0$0
Kappa Theta - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U0$0
Kappa Omega - Limestone College (SC)0$0
Zeta Epsilon - California University of Pennsylvania1$50
Theta Omega - Barton College (NC)0$0
Iota Theta - Mansfield University (PA)2$61
Epsilon Upsilon - University of Central Oklahoma1$120
Lambda Epsilon - University of Pittsburgh/Johnstown0$0
Gamma Phi - Indiana University of Pennsylvania0$0
Gamma Gamma - Missouri Valley College0$0
Epsilon Rho - Northwest Missouri State University0$0
Kappa Chi - Youngstown State University (OH)3$138
Pi Tau - Sacred Heart University (CT)2$240
Delta Xi - University of Northern Colorado3$158
Alpha Psi - Southern Methodist University (TX)0$0
Kappa Tau - Morehead State University (KY)4$62
Zeta Alpha - Bradley University (IL)1$19
Beta Mu - Florida Southern College1$25
Delta Upsilon - Marshall University (WV)2$100
Pi Theta - Rollins College (FL)1$24
Delta Rho - New Mexico Highlands University0$0
Zeta Upsilon - Winona State University (MN)0$0
Theta Beta - Birmingham-Southern College (AL)0$0
Epsilon Eta - Harris-Stowe State College (MO)0$0
Xi Tau - Millersville University of Pennsylvania1$19
Iota Rho - West Chester University (PA)1$100
Kappa Xi - Duquesne University (PA)0$0
Beta Phi - Oglethorpe University (GA)0$0
Iota Pi - West Virginia Univ. Institute of Technology0$0
Pi Upsilon - Long Island University Post (NY)0$0
Beta Upsilon - Tulane University (LA)0$0
Theta Gamma - University of New Hampshire1$20
Iota Lambda - University of South Florida1$25
Beta Zeta - University of Utah0$0
Zeta Tau - University of Charleston (WV)0$0
Iota Chi - Northland College (WI)0$0
Xi Eta - Northwood University (MI)0$0
Beta Sigma - Colorado State University0$0
Zeta Delta - Wagner College (NY)0$0
Kappa Rho - Kutztown University (PA)1$19
Pi Alpha - University of Florida1$10
Theta Delta - Westminster College (PA)0$0
Phi - Washington State University0$0
Rho Alpha - Murray State University (KY)0$0
Omicron Kappa - S.U.N.Y./Albany0$0
Zeta Nu - Ferris State University (MI)2$60
Iota Phi - University of Nevada/Las Vegas2$98
Epsilon Iota - Fairmont State University (WV)1$19
Omicron Tau - Brock University (Canada)0$0
Nu - Knox College (IL)0$0
Lambda Nu - Auburn University/Montgomery2$300
Zeta Omega - Northern Michigan University2$500
Epsilon Xi - University of Central Arkansas2$38
Lambda Iota - University of Rochester (NY)2$145
Delta Omicron - Northwestern Oklahoma State University2$69
Iota Delta - Edinboro University (PA)0$0
Omicron Iota - Mount Union College (OH)0$0
Iota Gamma - Alliance College (PA)0$0
Omicron Gamma - Ohio University5$415
Iota Beta - Dickinson State College (ND)0$0
Omicron Pi - Frostburg State University (MD)2$69
Mu - University of California/Berkeley0$0
Zeta Gamma - McNeese State University (LA)0$0
Beta Nu - University of Miami (FL)0$0
Kappa Omicron - Elon University (NC)0$0
Zeta Phi - Slippery Rock University (PA)3$645
Epsilon Tau - Longwood University (VA)1$65
Delta Alpha - California State University/Long Beach19$2,352
Beta Iota - University of Arizona1$120
Rho - University of Denver3$290
Chi - Oregon State University0$0
Upsilon - North Dakota University0$0
Iota Mu - Monmouth College (NJ)0$0
Iota Omicron - Niagara University (NY)0$0
Gamma Eta - Hunter College (NY)0$0
Xi Phi - University of Missouri/Kansas City4$308
Theta Mu - St. Cloud State University (MN)2$139
Omicron Phi - Alfred University (NY)0$0
Xi Lambda - University of San Francisco2$150
Delta Kappa - Southwestern Louisiana University1$120
Kappa Lambda - Livingston University (AL)0$0
Kappa Psi - Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania0$0
Epsilon Omicron - Western Illinois University5$101
Theta Psi - Ashland University (OH)5$428
Lambda Psi - Columbus State University (GA)6$145
Omicron Alpha - St. Mary's University (TX)6$265
Xi Upsilon - Northeastern University (MA)2$240
Zeta Kappa - Ohio Northern University2$139
Xi Psi - Grand Valley State University (MI)2$35
Iota Omega - Jacksonville University (FL)0$0
Kappa - University of Washington24$8,562
Theta Epsilon - Louisiana Tech University1$50
Pi Lambda - University of Tennessee/Chattanooga2$139
Lambda Delta - University of Virginia2$64
Gamma Xi - New Mexico State University3$57
Theta Omicron - University of Texas/Rio Grande Valley2$38
Pi Zeta - Arizona State University2$240
Pi Xi - University of Central Florida5$499
FODZ - Friends of Delta Zeta117$16,463
Kappa Pi - Keene State College (NH)0$0
Alpha Omega - Millsaps College (MS)0$0
Alpha Phi - University of Kansas0$0
Xi Beta - Eastern Kentucky University1$250
Delta Lambda - Lamar University (TX)0$0
Delta Delta - Georgia State University1$67
Xi Kappa - Rowan University (NJ)0$0
Gamma Zeta - Southwestern University (TX)0$0
Iota Alpha - Texas State University2$370
Delta Psi - University of California/Santa Barbara0$0
Zeta Iota - Humboldt State University (CA)0$0
Epsilon Mu - University of Southern Mississippi1$50
Beta Pi - Albion College (MI)0$0
Lambda Alpha - Arkansas Tech University6$347
Kappa Beta - Northern Kentucky University4$144
Gamma Pi - Western Michigan University5$879
Xi Xi - University of North Georgia3$569
Lambda Omicron - Angelo State University (TX)2$550
Alpha Mu - St. Lawrence University (NY)0$0
Theta Zeta - University of Akron2$240
Zeta Chi - University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point1$25
Theta Tau - University of Findlay (OH)0$0
Kappa Epsilon - Plymouth State University (NH)0$0
Alpha Delta - George Washington University (Wash DC)0$0
Iota Nu - Georgia Southern College3$350
Theta - The Ohio State University10$1,414
Beta - Cornell University (NY)0$0
Lambda Xi - Texas A & M University7$492
Pi Gamma - California State University/Northridge4$107
Epsilon Epsilon - California State University/Fresno5$3,138
Delta Gamma - Transylvania University (KY)0$0
Beta Lambda - University of Tennessee/Knoxville9$816
Epsilon Omega - University of Wisconsin/Eau Claire6$418
Pi Beta - University of Hartford (CT)25$1,325
Omicron Beta - Stockton University (NJ)1$19
Delta Tau - Temple University (PA)4$3,150
Alpha Rho - Ohio Wesleyan University8$391
Epsilon Kappa - University of Wisconsin/Whitewater3$259
Zeta Beta - University of Wisconsin/Stout1$120
Pi Phi - Cleveland State University (OH)0$0
Epsilon - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)3$370
Theta Lambda - St. Norbert College (WI)1$19
Lambda Lambda - The College of New Jersey1$50
Zeta Mu - Portland State University (OR)0$0
Alpha Pi - Samford University (AL)0$0
Zeta - University of Nebraska0$0
Zeta Lambda - East Carolina University (NC)4$359
Beta Theta - Bucknell University (PA)5$3,400
Xi Chi - Robert Morris University (PA)1$19
Epsilon Delta - Concord University (WV)3$69
Delta Chi - California State University/Chico1$50
Gamma Psi - Central Michigan University3$258
Gamma Omega - Southern Illinois University1$20
Iota Sigma - Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science0$0
Epsilon Chi - University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee0$0
Pi Psi - California State University/San Marcos2$39
Delta Iota - Tufts University (MA)0$0
Kappa Zeta - University of North Texas1$50
Omicron Nu - University of Windsor (Canada)1$50
Iota Zeta - St. John’s University (NY)0$0
Alpha Nu - Butler University (IN)0$0
Alpha Epsilon - Oklahoma State University3$259
Alpha Omicron - Brenau College (GA)0$0
Omicron Psi - St. John’s University (NY)0$0
Alpha Kappa - Syracuse University (NY)0$0
Beta Beta - University of Mississippi0$0
Gamma Mu - Illinois Institute of Technology0$0
Lambda Omega - William Patterson College (NJ)0$0
Theta Theta - DePaul University (IL)1$50
Alpha Gamma - University of Alabama100$11,055
Alpha Lambda - University of Colorado0$0
Alpha Xi - Randolph-Macon College (VA)0$0
Epsilon Pi - Henderson State University (AR)0$0
Xi - University of Cincinnati1$65
Epsilon Alpha - Western State College (CO)0$0
Pi Sigma - University of Texas/Dallas2$300
Lambda Zeta - University of Southern Maine0$0
Gamma Upsilon - Oklahoma City University0$0
Pi - Eureka College (IL)1$19
Omicron - University of Pittsburgh (PA)0$0
Xi Alpha - University of Massachusetts2$2,826
Xi Iota - Muhlenberg College (PA)0$0
Iota Kappa - Rider College (NJ)0$0
Beta Chi - Wittenberg University (OH)3$1,300
Delta Epsilon - Queens College/City University of NY0$0
Zeta Eta - Southeastern Oklahoma State University0$0
Delta - DePauw University (IN)6$293
Omicron Epsilon - Arkansas State University0$0
Beta Rho - Michigan State University0$0
Epsilon Lambda - Southwestern Oklahoma State University1$250
Omicron Theta - S.U.N.Y./Oswego0$0
Epsilon Beta - Northwestern State University of LA1$120
Delta Pi - Emporia State University (KS)0$0
Eta - Baker University (KS)0$0
Beta Alpha - University of Rhode Island1$19
Epsilon Psi - St. Louis University (MO)0$0
Tau - University of Wisconsin2$550
Delta Nu - Parsons College (IA)0$0
Zeta Sigma - Kearney State College (NE)0$0
Delta Mu - Morningside College (IA)0$0
Pi Rho - University of West Georgia1$120
Omega - University of Oregon1$350
Alpha Eta - University of Michigan0$0
Alpha Zeta - Adelphi University (NY)2$40
Beta Eta - Swarthmore College (PA)0$0
Theta Pi - Minot State College (ND)0$0
Psi - Franklin College (IN)0$0
Theta Chi - Lock Haven State College (PA)0$0
Gamma Sigma - Eastern Michigan University0$0
Omicron Chi - Santa Clara University (CA)0$0
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