Below you will find a letter from our Vice President of Foundation!
Hello! My name is McKenzie Sharp, and I am Delta Gamma’s Vice President of Foundation. I am so blessed to serve and represent the place that has shown me consistent love and support in my experience at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Every Delta Gamma is filled with light and passion for serving others, which makes it no coincidence that we are known as the Do Good Sisterhood.
When Delta Gamma was founded in 1873, our founders chose the motto “Do Good” to embody our pursuit of serving others. This motto was not just spoken but lived by Delta Gammas in the early 1930s when Ruth Billow, a member of Delta Gamma at Akron University, was visually impaired. Ruth knew that the deeply rooted love she found in her sorority sisters could make a change within her community and across the world. To this day, we are honored to support this incredible foundation that impacts 1.3 million people each year. During 2021-2022, Delta Gamma received $12 million for the foundation; on average, collegiate and alumnae Delta Gammas log 175,000 hours yearly. Delta Gamma also supported 425 merit-based undergraduate and graduate scholarships totaling $827,109. This statistic includes 13 crisis grants to members in financial need. Delta Gamma continuously strives to do good for its foundation and its members, who pour so much into the community that we are proud to support.
Individually, Delta Gamma-Kappa Chapter spent over 2,000 hours pursuing and empowering those with or at risk for visual impairments. As a chapter, we will host “The Good Life at Nebraska Delta Gamma for our spring philanthropy." At this event, we will bring all of the passion and energy of a traditional gameday at Memorial Stadium into our own home while emphasizing that The Good Life is found in the pursuit of doing good. We will serve ticket buyers their choice of Runza sandwiches or Valentino’s pizza, as well as Colby Ridge popcorn and Kool-Aid. We sell t-shirts, raffle a signed basketball, and accept donations. Music and iconic Nebraska-themed decorations and memorabilia create a nostalgic, family-friendly atmosphere that Nebraska fans of all ages love and adore. We also include sight facts by offering interactive puzzles and activities that educate our guests about the foundation we care for so much. In the fall of 2023, we will be hosting our iconic “Anchor Games” philanthropy event, known for being a high-energy series of sporting events between UNL RSOs and other greek chapters. This event is an incredible opportunity for UNL students to learn more about Service for Sight as the school year begins and brings the campus together for some fun and friendly competition.
At Delta Gamma, every woman is creative, intelligent, and unapologetically herself. I am so proud to be a part of a group of women who carry these astounding qualities with them wherever they go and open up their hearts to serve a community that is so intentional and compassionate. The Do Good Sisterhood is REAL, and I hope everyone finds a home like Delta Gamma.
Vice President of Foundation
Delta Gamma-Kappa Chapter
University of Nebraska-Lincoln