Remembering Jean Hunt Gaines
News | March 23, 2020

DALLAS – It is with great sadness that Tri Delta shares the loss of a beloved sister, leader and past Fraternity President, Jean Hunt Gaines, California/Los Angeles.  Jean passed away peacefully on March 21, 2020.

Jean was initiated into Theta Pi Chapter at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1951 and served her first leadership role as collegiate chapter president as a sophomore.

During her many years of service to Tri Delta, she served as district chair, associate director for house corporations, finance director, Collegiate Vice President and Fraternity President. Jean had worked on collegiate extension and the Nominating Committee, as well as served as Fraternity Bylaws Chairman and a Trustee for Tri Delta’s Foundation. She had also served as Tri Delta’s National Panhellenic Conference Delegate. Along with Eva Noll, Pennsylvania State, Jean used her depth of Tri Delta knowledge to benefit the Archives Committee.

During her tenure, Tri Delta held its Centennial Celebration, and Jean was instrumental in plans for the event which took place in Boston, Massachusetts, near the site of Tri Delta’s founding.

The members, volunteers and staff of Tri Delta are very grateful for Jean’s loyalty and devotion to advancing Tri Delta. Her meaningful and lasting legacy changed our sisterhood forever, paving the way for Tri Delta to continue helping women live, learn and lead – with Purpose – for a lifetime.

If you would like to make a donation to Tri Delta’s Foundation in Jean’s honor please donate here.


Join Us for the 2020 Bylaws Town Halls

Your voice matters in Tri Delta! All members are invited to familiarize themselves with the 64 bylaws amendments being proposed by Tri Delta's Bylaws Committee, and to provide your input to improve the future of our organization.


Summer of Sisterhood

Join us for a Summer of Sisterhood. Learn more about all of Tri Delta's virtual events by clicking here.