Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who led by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".
Hear from Greek fraternities and sororities and their national presidents who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.
On Saturday, April 21, 2012, our guests will be dynamic women of Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) Fraternity. The Tri Delta’s National President, Jackye Clark, and the director of special projects, Stacy Gillard, will share about their fraternity’s dedication and determination to give hope to St. Jude families since 1999. They will also share about Tri Delta’s major milestones and signature events that have impacted women and communities worldwide.
Brett Collins, the national supervisor of Greek programs at St. Jude, will share how the philanthropic endeavors of Tri Delta have helped ease economic hardships for families coping with a child who has cancer or a catastrophic illnesses. Brett will share about the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the value of the St. Jude’s Tri Delta Partnership.
We will also hear from the University of Tennessee Tri Delta's Delta Sigma chapter. Abby Powell and Jillian Smith will share how their fraternity has prepared them to be leaders of tomorrow today. The Delta Sigma chapter of Tri Delta has raised over $83,000 this past year for the children at St. Jude.
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More About Delta Delta Delta and St. Jude
Delta Delta Delta Fraternity (Tri Delta) officially adopted St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as its national philanthropic partner in November 1999, providing members the opportunity to unite in support of a children's cancer charity. Since that time, Tri Delta chapters across the country have raised money and awareness for the hospital in a variety of ways.
In 2005, a year earlier than expected, Tri Delta raised $1 million that endowed the hospital's Teen Room. In 2006, Tri Delta took on a second commitment to raise $10 million in 10 years to name the Patient Care Floor in the Chili's Care Center. In just four years – by May 2010 – Tri Delta met the $10 million fundraising goal.
In July 2010, Tri Delta announced its third naming commitment, an aggressive challenge to raise $15 million in 5 years to name the Specialty Clinic located in the Patient Care Center at St. Jude. As of July 2010, Tri Delta members have raised nearly $16 million for the children of St. Jude. This success is only made possible by the deep commitment of the Tri Delta collegiate and alumnae members from around the country.
University of Tennessee's Tri Delta Chapter Guests
Jillian Rachel Smith
2012 Delta Sigma President
From Memphis, Tennessee
Junior majoring in Communications and Business
Graduating in 2013
Abby Bonnett Powell
2012 Delta Sigma Philanthropy Chair
From Nashville, Tennessee
Sophomore Majoring in History and Education
Graduating Date 2015
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Pictures of Children supplied by St. Jude
Pictures of Jackye Clark, Abby Powell, and Jillian Smith by Tri Delta