It is with great sadness that Tri Delta shares the loss of a beloved sister, leader and past Fraternity President, Angela Hackett Driver, California/Berkeley. Angela passed away peacefully on July 31, 2019, following a brave, 13-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
“Being a Tri Delta was the joy of my mother’s life,” said her daughter Jann Driver Martelli, Washington. Following Angela’s initiation in 1950 at the University of California, Berkeley, Angela began a rich and rewarding lifetime membership in service to our sisterhood.
Elected Fraternity President at Tri Delta’s Centennial Convention in Boston, Angela served in the role from 1988 – 1992 and made significant contributions to the Fraternity. She is best remembered for her dedication to the growth of the organization, her involvement in the creation of the Tri Delta Foundation and her leadership role in the Foundation’s first-ever capital campaign to fund the building of Tri Delta’s 12th Executive Office at Brookhollow Plaza Drive in Arlington, Texas.
Prior to serving as Fraternity President, Angela served in a number of volunteer leadership roles for Tri Delta, including Alumnae Vice President (1984 –1988), Associate Director/Convention Planning (1982 –1984), Tri Delta Foundation Trustee, collegiate district officer and alumnae chapter president.
In addition to her service to the Fraternity in national roles, Angela was deeply involved in alumnae chapter work in the greater Seattle area and was a member of the Overlake, Washington Alumnae Chapter. Her personal interest in supporting collegiate chapters in Washington included serving on the house corporation from the University of Washington chapter and as a collegiate district officer for the Whitman College chapter.
Angela’s devotion to Tri Delta led the Overlake, Washington Alumnae Chapter to create the Angela Hackett Driver Award – a biannual recognition of an outstanding member of the Overlake, Washington Alumnae Chapter.
Recently, Angela’s family made a generous gift to the Tri Delta Foundation, for which the interactive Fraternity President’s exhibit in the Ginger Hicks Smith Museum and Archives was named in her honor. Angela’s daughter, Jennifer Driver Mannix, Washington, attended the exhibit dedication in Dallas in July, thanking the Fraternity and the Foundation for continuing to celebrate her mother’s life and legacy.
We are very grateful for Angela’s loyalty and devotion to advancing Tri Delta’s Purpose. Her meaningful and lasting legacy changed our sisterhood forever, paving the way for Tri Delta to continue to grow and thrive in service to 238,000 brave, bold and kind members worldwide, dedicated to helping women live, learn and lead – with Purpose – for a lifetime.
For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Angela Hackett Driver and in honor of her dedicated service to Tri Delta, please visit tridelta.org/donate.