executive office

Tri Delta's Executive Office staff support the work of the Fraternity

Executive Office

Located in Arlington, Texas, two buildings provide the work space for our staff, protected artifacts and Delta Shop. By housing state-of-the-art departments and facilities, Executive Office serves as both a testimonial to Tri Delta’s proud past and a symbol of her promising future.

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The Executive Director provides the dynamic leadership and vision to move Delta Delta Delta to greater levels of growth and influence and will be a visible and energetic advocate and spokesperson for the organization. Working in partnership with the Executive Board, and keeping within the framework of the Fraternity’s policies and standards, the Executive Director provides direction and guidance in the development of goals and objectives to meet the needs of the organization. Internally, the Executive Director oversees a staff and will be responsible for all operations and programs.

As a liaison between the Boards of Directors and the rest of the organization, the Executive Director keeps the Boards informed on operational issues and assists in the development of strategic solutions to challenges that arise. “Karen has been a tremendous asset to our sisterhood and a great leader for Tri Delta,” says Fraternity President Phyllis Durbin Grissom, Southern Methodist, “The Executive Board is excited to share her great talent and expertise with the Foundation, as we continue to assist our members in every possible way.”

executive director

Karen Hughes White, Georgia


Before joining Tri Delta, Karen served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In this role, she led the organization’s corporate, sports and fitness fundraising and awareness efforts, working with Fortune 500 companies and premier sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA and PGA. She also oversaw St. Jude’s fitness portfolio, including the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk, St. Jude Heroes, St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend and St. Jude Country Music Marathon.

Karen is a results-oriented executive who has provided leadership for successful nonprofit organizations including ALSAC/St. Jude and Susan G. Komen. Her background is in marketing and communications and from 1988 to 1996, she served in various roles at advertising agencies in the Southeast. In 1996, she started Karen Hughes White Communications and for four years owned and operated a successful monthly home and garden magazine distributed in North Texas.

Karen played varsity tennis at Brenau University where she joined Tri Delta. She later transferred to the University of Georgia and affiliated with Alpha Rho Chapter, where she served in various leadership roles. She graduated from Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and served as an alumna advisor to Gamma Xi Chapter at Furman University. She is the proud mother of three children: Mary Patrick, Will, and Tee. In her spare time, she enjoys running, cooking/entertaining and sports.

our team

Structured to support the needs of our members, the staff at Tri Delta is committed to providing courteous, professional and reliable service. 

FOUNDATION

The Delta Delta Delta Foundation raises, manages and awards funds to provide undergraduate and graduate scholarships, assist alumnae and collegiate members in dire financial need, and support the Fraternity’s innovative educational and leadership programs.

NATIONAL HOUSE CORPORATION

National House Corporation (NHC) serves as the Fraternity’s administrative arm for all matters related to housing and provides resources and support to all Tri Delta properties.