Supporters Like You

Why Donors Give

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to the Delta Gamma Foundation. Here are their stories.

Wendy Adams Faust

Ensuring a True Sense of Belonging in Delta Gamma: The Wendy and William Faust Social Responsibility Fund

Wendy Adams Faust, Epsilon-Ohio State, created an endowed fund that will support opportunities focusing on inclusion and equity for individuals of all gender identities and sexual orientations (LGBTQ+).
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Liz Kuster Carroll

Living Her Legacy Now: The Liz Kuster Carroll Scholarship

Liz Kuster Carroll, Delta Eta-Cal State, Sacramento, shares why living her legacy now is so important to her, and how she hopes it will inspire others.
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Donna Rask Born

Memorial Scholarship Honors Donna Rask Born

The Patrick and Wendy Uecker Born family clearly believes in the unique power of Delta Gamma to do good. They recently endowed a merit-based scholarship fund for Lambda chapter in loving memory of Pat’s mother, Donna Rask Born, Lambda-Minnesota.
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Bill and Beverly Ridgeway

A Legacy for Beverly Schofield Ridgeway and the Women of Gamma Chi-Cal State, Long Beach

Bill Ridgeway has created two endowed merit-based scholarship funds in honor of his beloved wife Beverly Schofield Ridgeway, Gamma Chi-Cal State, Long Beach, as the girl of his dreams for over 55 years.
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Cyndy Cycyota

Turning Potential Into Achievement

Believing that no one should be held back by financial circumstances, Cyndy Burroughs Cycyota, Mu-Missouri, is creating opportunities for the next generation of Delta Gammas.
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Joan Workman Newman

A Commitment to Doing Good

With vision loss increasing among older adults, Joan Workman Newman, Gamma-UC, Berkeley, is supporting Service for Sight by funding a charitable gift annuity with the Delta Gamma Foundation.
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Tracey Vieth McElroy

Providing Access to Delta Gamma Collegians

Tracey Vieth McElroy, Gamma Zeta-Louisiana State, set up an endowed scholarship with the Foundation to help women attend college and graduate debt-free.
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Terry Mack Magnin

A Passion for Education and Delta Gamma

Terry Mack Magnin, Delta Epsilon-University of the Pacific, has three passions: her family, Delta Gamma and education. See how she is honoring all her passions with a gift to support future sisters.
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Barbara Homola Kilburn with granddaughter

Expanding Horizons for Future DGs

Barbara Homola Kilburn, Alpha Tau-Butler, knows firsthand the impact a scholarship can have on a student's future. With her gift, she's ensuring Delta Gamma's have endless opportunities for generations to come.
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Joanne Youngblood Harrah with her husband, Bill

Birthday Wishes and Delta Gamma Dreams

Joanne Youngblood Harrah, Mu-Missouri, and her husband, Bill, have made it a lifelong habit to support local and national philanthropies, including the Delta Gamma Foundation.
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Jeannine Nieman and Tricia Bradley

Alumnae Discover Win-Win Way to Support DGs

Longtime friends Tricia Bradley and Jeannine Nieman are thankful for their Delta Gamma experience. Their gifts not only secure their futures, but Delta Gamma’s as well.
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Linda Davidson with her daughters

The Delta Gamma Difference: Strengthened Through the Bonds

An alumna credits Delta Gamma for lifelong friendships, enhanced leadership skills and a greater appreciation for diversity of thought.
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Anne Hart Allen and friends

Keep Hope Afloat

Anne Hart Allen, Alpha Omega chapter, recalls her days of Delta Gamma sisterhood: the elation, the sadness and the connections lost and found again.
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Leslie Loop Martin

The Face of Delta Gamma

When Leslie Loop Martin first joined Delta Gamma almost 20 years ago, little did she know how much that decision would influence the future trajectory of her life.
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Carole Bekke Soper

The Voice of Delta Gamma Alumnae

Carole Bekke Soper, Alpha Theta—North Dakota, dedicated her life to Delta Gamma and its members. When Carole passed away last year, countless memories were shared about her enthusiasm and devotion in giving our alumnae the attention they deserved.
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Judy Fosdick Oliphant

Celebrating the Life of Judy Fosdick Oliphant

On Sept. 7, 2016, Delta Gamma lost a truly devoted sister. Judy Fosdick Oliphant was a 1959 initiate of Alpha Delta-Oregon who served as chapter president and was an outstanding honors student.
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Leslie Loop Martin putting pin on Jane Rybolt Whitehead

A Delta Gamma Legacy Leaves Her Own Legacy Through the Foundation

Membership in Delta Gamma is for life, as shown by Jane Rybolt Whitehead, who is making a future gift to the Delta Gamma Foundation.
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Kristin Gray Anders and her daughter, Lillian.

Sisterhood Supports Family in Time of Crisis

The Delta Gamma Foundation helps a sister stay afloat while her infant daughter fights an aggressive form of cancer.
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Jan Anderson Hankins

Forever Anchored to Delta Gamma

Jan Anderson Hankins has strong ties to the Delta Gamma Foundation, which she has supported for more than 35 years. To show her appreciation, she has created the Jan Anderson Hankins Scholarship Fund and established a planned gift to support the Foundation while receiving fixed payments in return.
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Anne. L. Haulsee

The Anne L. Haulsee Memorial Fund

Last spring, Delta Gamma lost a sister when Anne. L. Haulsee, Gamma Pi-Roanoke, passed away. But a gift in her will means that her impressive legacy will live on through Delta Gamma.
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Barb Probst

Still Involved and Still Having Fun

Barb Probst's connection to Delta Gamma started at Wichita State and has only grown stronger in the 40 years since then. When she talks about her experiences with various chapters led her to represent Delta Gamma at the National Panhellenic Conference. Her strong passion for the organization moved her to include Delta Gamma in her estate plans.
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Phyllis Ann Toy Schmalz

2013 Phyllis Ann Toy Schmalz Memorial Scholarship

Meet Phyllis Ann Toy Schmalz, a Delta Gamma for 64 years who lived the motto to "Do Good." Her daughter, Kimberly Ann Schmalz Ochsenschlager, pays tribute to her mother and with her brother, established a memorial scholarship in Phyllis' name. Another grateful Delta Gamma is Natalie Gutkin, a recipient of the scholarship.
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Anderson family

Carol Vinopal Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Civilized societies recognize individuals for civic accomplishments, acts of heroism, service to organizations and demonstrated excellence in a field of discipline. Yet there are thousands who serve us anonymously. The late Carol Vinopal Anderson was one such individual. And her legacy will continue with a Delta Gamma Foundation endowed memorial scholarship.
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Susan Regan Casper

A Home Away From Home

A member of Delta Gamma for 38 years, Susan Regan Casper wanted to give back to the organization that provided her with a home away from home and had given her many special memories, including watching her own daughter join. She planned a future gift to the Foundation in hopes of providing the same opportunities to more students.
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Vicki Vannoy Nixon

An Anchor in My Life

For Vicki Vannoy Nixon, Delta Gamma became a home away from home. And it became a family affair, with both of her daughters, a niece and her mother all initiated. Her husband proudly boasts his Anchorman status.
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Patricia Proctor Bradley

Planning for the Future

Patricia Proctor Bradley was on council when Paul and Dottie Martin made the challenge grant to establish the Lectureships in Values and Ethics. She felt it would be good to have one of the lectureships at her alma mater, Duke University.
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Dell Shay Kingan

Cheering On the Work of the Foundation

Dell Shay Kingan, a Delta Gamma for life, hopes that by including the foundation in her estate plans, its valuable work will continue on for many generations. It’s her way of cheering on the future work of the Foundation, just like she does today.
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Susan Beavers Crucq

Choosing to Give Back

I feel good knowing that the support I have given through my planned gift to the Delta Gamma Foundation will continue into the future. Delta Gamma began with three young women in 1873, and look at what she is today! I know that my planned gift will continue to help Delta Gamma grow, and I am so glad to be a small part of that.
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Kris Maedel

Paying It Forward

From the values she was raised on and a lifetime of involvement with Delta Gamma, Kristine "Kris" Reed Maedel has identified, and shares with us here, the countless benefits of a "lifetime commitment" and the importance of  maintaining these opportunities for future sisters.
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Susie Gromer Lamy

My Charter Group Testimonial

Read how one member's life and career has been shaped by Delta Gamma and how she has reciprocated the many blessings she's received since joining.
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Jennifer Stuart Ragusa

Jennifer Stuart Ragusa: Making a Lifetime of DG Memories

Jennifer Stuart Ragusa, Zeta Lambda-UC, Riverside, says that from the moment she was initiated in 1996, Delta Gamma changed her life. The leadership opportunities that Jenn experienced motivated her to expect more of herself.
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Shirley Preston

Lifelong Commitment to Philanthropy

Shirley Searing Preston—Charter Group member, philanthropist, dedicated volunteer and a very special Delta Gamma sister. Since her initiation in 1945 at Alpha Omicron chapter, she has dedicated her adult life to volunteering and "Doing Good" for local organizations that share our mission.
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Beverly Brice LeBoeuf

Inspiring Her Fellow Delta Gammas

Beverly Brice LeBoeuf, Beta Psi–Alabama, is a Charter Group member who took a difficult Delta Gamma experience and turned it into a way to inspire others. Find out how she is making a difference today and how she plans to continue making an impact into the future.
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Edward G. Siebert

A Story of Sisterhood

Memories shared by Edward G. Siebert, Anchor Man of Elisabeth "Peaches" Ford Siebert, Beta Iota-Purdue. It was 1940, and five young women from Georgia, Michigan and Indiana enrolled at Purdue University. As was the custom, all but one of the young ladies (one was a "townie") moved into the women's residence halls. Betty Ford and Natalie Lowey became roomies in one hall, Mary Henderson and...
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Betty Jennings Moon

A Passion for Scholarship

Betty Jennings Moon, Beta Psi-Alabama, is a Charter Group member who has been an integral part of the Foundation's scholarship and fellowship program in recent years. Not only has she sponsored multiple Founders scholarships and fellowships, but in 2006 she annually endowed the Betty Jennings Moon Honorary Scholarship.
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Tracey Doebling Williams

"Why I Give"

Tracey Doebling Williams, Beta Sigma-Maryland, is a Charter Group member as well as supporter and advocate of the Delta Gamma Foundation. Here she shares, in her own words, why the Foundation is so important to her. "I give to the Foundation because it is all I know. I became a Delta Gamma at 18 and have never looked back...
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Kelly O'Connor Opipari

Everyone Can be a Philanthropist

Kelly O'Connor Opipari, Epsilon Nu-James Madison, is one of those special members who has chosen to share her time AND treasure with Delta Gamma. As one of the youngest members of the Charter Group, we asked Kelly a few questions to better understand why she has chosen to give back to Delta Gamma so generously.
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Edna Quest Adams

A Life of Generosity

In August of 2007, we lost our sister Edna Quest Adams, Omega-Wisconsin, at the age of 96. She was an extremely loyal Delta Gamma donor and volunteer who included the Delta Gamma Foundation in her will in the form of an unrestricted bequest. Generosity was a virtue that Edna lived by. She belonged to the Woman's Club of Louisville and was a strong supporter of...
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