Hi my name is Emily Moorman and I am the philanthropy chair of Delta Delta Delta at UCSB! Back in high school, I participated in my fair share of clubs and organizations. However, I was never as devoted to them as I am to Tri Delta now. The extent of Tri Delta’s impact is astonishing. Our fundraising endeavors benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where children with cancer and rare diseases are treated and their overwhelmed families are taken care of. No family will ever be charged a bill for treatment, housing, food, and transport and no child would be turned away because of race, religion, or background. Since Tri Delta’s partnership with St. Jude in 1999 we have raised over $62 million nationally; and in 2014, we proudly committed to raising over $60 million in 10 years for St. Jude, the largest commitment to date that St. Jude has received from both profit and nonprofit companies. As of now we have already raised over $35.5 million! Because of our strong support and commitment, we were honored with multiple rooms, floors, and a short term housing facility named after Tri Delta. Each year our chapter raises over $20,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We host multiple philanthropy events throughout the year like Delta Dogs, DHOP, and Delta Dodgeball which facilitate the involvement of the entire UCSB community. Our famous Delta Dogs event involves us inviting our entire student body to our home to get a little stress relief by playing with our house dogs and therapy dogs while also enjoy hot dogs! It’s a great time for students to destress and socialize with friends all while raising money for a wonderful cause. This fall we are hosting Delta Dodgeball which has teams play each other in a friendly dodgeball tournament while trying to raise the most money for St. Jude. Our international philanthropy, Delta House of Pancakes, is an event that every Tri Delta chapter hosts where we serve pancakes and work to spread awareness of St. Jude’s mission of ending childhood cancer. We have these and more so many great charity events planned for this upcoming year and I can’t wait to share our love for St. Jude with the rest of the community.