Alpha Nu marked the 25th Anniversary of Anchor Splash, the chapters philanthropy, by adding a new twist to the popular event and holding it on land for the first time! Fraternities were excited to race one another in relay events and compete in the always-popular lip sync contest. Anchor Splash: Dry Docked set record numbers – over 600 people attended the event and Delta Gamma raised 24 thousand dollars for the Service for Sight Foundation! T-Shirt sales, parent contributions, and fraternity donations made up most of the profits this year. Anchor Splash 2010 promises to be equally exciting and successful; for more information, contact Sam Patla.
Service For Sight
In 1936 Eta chapter member Ruth Billow made a plea to Delta Gamma’s Convention body to adopt Sight Conservation and Aid to the Blind as the fraternity’s national philanthropy. Since then Delta Gammas all over the United States and Canada have been working to aid the visually impaired.
The women at Alpha Nu have been a model of the fraternity’s goals to aid the blind through both their physical and fiscal efforts. Specifically the women of our chapter contribute by donating our time to assist at the Los Angeles Blind Children’s Center, making Braille Touch and Feel books, and other classroom aids for the Center, and additionally by hosting events to raise money for the organization.
We are also involved with the Junior Blind Foundation, volunteering at their annual Halloween Carnival and doing other activities including Valentine’s Day arts and crafts projects with students at their facility. The Alpha Nu chapter also plans to become involved with Guide Dogs of America by sponsoring a puppy next year.
Alpha Nu also participates in the nationwide collection of eyeglasses for the needy. This past year, we donated over 100 pairs of new and used eyeglasses to “New Eyes for the Needy,” where they will be recycled and put to better use. The Campbell’sï¿½ Label for Education™ program is another successful Foundation service project in which USC DG’s participate. With our contributions, Delta Gammas collected 72,468 labels nationwide in 2004.
Visit our chosen service organizations at their websites to learn more:
Los Angeles Blind Children’s Center
Foundation for the Junior Blind
Dessert With DG
“Dessert with DG” is one of Alpha Nu’s newest fundraising events. We started this event in the spring of 2004 and with tremendous success raised an additional thousand dollars for our foundation, Service for Sight. The idea started small, selling baked goods in front of the DG house on a Thursday night, when lots of students were out and about.
Golden Anchor Program
The Golden Anchor Program is a new program recently introduced by Delta Gamma Foundation. The purpose of the program is to bring joy to Delta Gamma senior citizens and other elderly persons by visiting them at assisted living homes across the nation. Alpha Nu has partnered up with The Kensington Episcopal Home in Alhambra, CA, where 8 Delta Gamma alumni reside. We host a variety of activities for the residents on a monthly basis, including cooking, reading, playing board games, and doing arts and crafts projects.
Other Service Endeavors
Although Delta Gamma’s national philanthropy is Service for Sight, Alpha Nu’s volunteer efforts extend to various organizations in and around Los Angeles. In past years, we paired up with Pi Kappa Alpha and Lambda Chi Alpha, two USC fraternities, to work for their respective causes. These opportunities not only gave our members a chance to establish friendships with other Greek chapters but also enabled us to forge relationships with children in our community.
We have also worked hard to become involved in our surrounding L.A. community, participating in events like Race for the Cure, Special Olympics, and USC Friends and Neighbors Service Days.