This latest pledge, the third fundraising goal Tri Delta has set for St. Jude in the past 11 years, is dedicated to the naming of one of the St. Jude Specialty Clinics, which ensures patients receive expert care for specific needs. In 2010, Tri Delta completed its $10 million goal, six years ahead of schedule, which went towards naming the Tri Delta Patient Care Floor.
The ceremony unveiled the newly named Specialty Clinic and announced that in the last school year Tri Delta raised $3.4 million and has raised a total of $4.1 towards the $15 million goal in one year.
"It's such a humbling experience to be a part of," said Jill Shirley, Southern Mississippi. "I'm in awe of the phenomenal goals Tri Delta has accomplished."
Also recognized at a Saturday luncheon were the top collegiate chapters from each group who have raised the most money during the 2010-2011 academic year. The gold group includes chapters with more than 131 members, the silver group includes chapters with 91-130 members, and the blue group includes chapters with 90 members or less. In the gold group Louisiana State University raised the most with $84,852; in the silver group, the University of Southern Mississippi raised the most with $54,480; and in the blue group, the University of Tulsa raised the most with $31,340. The flags for these schools will be hung in the Tri Delta Patient Care Floor at the hospital in recognition for all their support during the 2010-2011 academic year.
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