Tri Delta Convention 2012

This summer, more than 750 Tri Deltas gathered in Tucson, Arizona to celebrate the Legends of Sisterhood at Delta Delta Delta's 55th Biennial Convention. Spending July 1-4 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass, collegians and alumnae used this desert retreat as an opportunity to reconnect to one another and to Tri Delta. Convention allowed these women to enrich their sisterhood as they reflected upon the legacy left by Tri Delta's Founders. Attendees came together to celebrate and share in Tri Delta's successes for the last two years as well as honor a few extraordinary sisters. But most of all, Convention was the time for members to have their voices heard as they elected new leadership and ultimately helped shape the future of our Fraternity. Convention 2012 was only four days, but the lasting impressions and memories will forever be a part of the legends of our sisterhood. To see view a list of Convention Award Winners click here.

View the State of Fraternity Video below.

Check out our Convention Recap videos:

Day 1

Day 2 Recap Video | Day 3 Recap Video | Day 4 Recap Video

Women of Achievement
On Monday, July 2nd Tri Delta was proud to recognize five members as the 2012 Women of Achievement recipients during a luncheon followed by a panel discussion, led by 2006 Women of Achievement recipient, Heidi Guest.

Tri Delta's 2012 Women of Achievement
Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, pediatric oncologist fellow at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Pam Bondi, Florida Attorney General
Zoë Damacela, founder and CEO of Zoë Damacela Apparel
Katharine Hable Sweeney and Susan Hable Smith, owners of Hable Construction

Tri Delta/St. Jude Legends Bowl
On Tuesday, July 3rd, members gathered to support & celebrate Tri Delta's partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  The philanthropy luncheon, "Tri Delta's St. Jude Legends Bowl," was a high energy event where members celebrated with their individual schools.

Tri Delta was proud to announce that during the 2011-2012 academic year, we raised over $4.2 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  And since August 1, 2010, over $8.5 million has been raised for the kids at St. Jude.

Also recognized at the luncheon were the top collegiate chapters from each group who have raised the most money during the 2011-2012 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 $126,000; in the silver group, Rhodes College raised the most with $100,000; and in the blue group, Oregon State raised the most with $64,000. The flags for these schools will be hung in the Tri Delta Patient Care Floor at the hospital in recognition for all their support.

With over $8.5 million raised in just 2 years towards our $15 million in 5 years campaign - we are well on our way to reaching this goal ahead of schedule. This is the third fundraising goal Tri Delta has set for St. Jude in the past 11 years. 

Chapters who hosted a Game Day event to support St. Jude. This new event has become wildly successful and over $100,000 was raised in the initial year. Congrats to the 7 chapters who did an outstanding job with their Game Day events: South Carolina, Florida, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Purdue, Wisconsin and Texas/Austin

Tri Delta had four chapters raise over $100,000 in just 1 year (during the 2011-2012 academic year): Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, University of Alabama & University of South Carolina

This marks the first year any chapter has raised more than $100,000!

During Convention Tri Delta launched its new Give application, created and funded by Billhighway to help raise more funds for St. Jude. The "iSwipe 4 St. Jude" uses swipe devices on iPhones or iPads which allow individuals to use credit and debit cards to donate easily. Forty-five hundred dollars were raised onsite at Convention. Another Convention fundraising effort was the St. Jude Legends Bowl, a competition between schools to see who could raise the most. Tri Delta surpassed the $25,000 fundraising goal it set for its chapter, bringing in a total of $40,624 The St. Jude Legends Bowl concluded with a luncheon where the University of Texas, Arlington was named the winner after raising the most funds — $778.  Several chapters will be piloting the swipe devices at their individual events throughout the 2012-2013 academic year.