Advocate Resources

2022 Advocate Quick Facts

2022 FDC Ambassador Prizes

Email to Network before FDC

Email to Network on FDC

Thank you email


What is Founders Day Challenge (FDC)? Founders Day Challenge is the Delta Zeta Foundation’s annual day of giving. Held on or near Founders Day, it is 24 hour effort to inspire Delta Zetas and friends to support the Delta Zeta Foundation. 

What does my gift support? FDC gifts support Delta Zeta’s annual fund – our area of greatest need. Delta Zeta Foundation’s annual fund supports scholarships, educational programming like Presidents Academy, Norma Minch Andrisek Leadership Academy, our learning management system, mental health programming and Diversity, Equity and Belonging education. Gifts during FDC also support professional development and networking through Truly Connected, which is also supported through the Annual Fund. 

Can I support my chapter? Your gift during FDC supports all Delta Zetas – creating scholarships, programming and professional development opportunities to create a stronger Delta Zeta. 

Is there a minimum donation amount? Gifts of $5 or more will count towards our overall FDC totals and fundraising efforts. Donors are encouraged to make a gift that is meaningful to you: the year you joined Delta Zeta, how many years have you been a Delta Zeta and so much more!

Will my gift count towards my annual giving recognition and Lifetime Jewelry recognition? Yes. Your gift during FDC will apply to both your annual giving and lifetime giving totals. A gift of $120 places you in the Delta Zeta Anniversary Society! To learn more about donor recognition, please click here

Does my recurring gift count during FDC? FDC is an excellent way to provide additional support to the Delta Zeta Foundation. If you are interested in creating a recurring gift beyond Founders Day Challenge, please email Neil Stanglein, Director of Development:

My employer offers a matching gift program. Are gifts during FDC eligible? Absolutely! You will receive an email confirmation of your gift that can be used for tax and gift matching purposes. To check if your company offers a matching gift, please visit our matching gift website.  

Is my gift tax deductible? Yes. The Delta Zeta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your gits are tax deductible. Please retain your thank you email for tax purposes. 

Will I receive a tax receipt? Yes! After your gift processes, you will receive a Thank You email that will contain your tax receipt for your records. If you need additional tax information, please contact the Delta Zeta Foundation:

Questions that are not answered here? Please email for assistance!