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Alpha Chapter at Boston University

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Since the 1970s, Tri Delta members have supported children's cancer charities. This philanthropic cause encompasses a wide array of charitable organizations and represents the collective effort of Tri Delta members and chapters across North America who continue to donate goods, volunteer time and host fundraisers for the research and treatment of children with cancer.  

As part of Tri Delta's focus on children's cancer charities, Tri Delta formed a national philanthropic partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1999.This partnership is a direct reflection of Tri Delta's Purpose in action as we help children live, scientists learn, and St. Jude lead in its mission of finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  

In July 2014, Tri Delta made the largest single fundraising commitment by a St. Jude partner in the hospital's history–pledging $60 million in 10 years. Because of this commitment, Tri Delta has received prominent recognition on the St. Jude campus with the naming of the short-term housing facility, Tri Delta Place.


A combined effort of our collegiate and alumnae chapters, along with the unselfish leadership of each individual member and our extensive network of family and friends, makes Tri Delta ranked as one of St. Jude’s top corporate partners alongside for-profit industry leaders like Target, Best Buy, Chili’s, FedEx and Domino’s.

See the impact our members are having by following #TriDelta4StJude or visiting


Philanthropy Involvement at Alpha Chapter

Alpha Chapter is extremely devoted to our philanthropy. In addition to a few small-scale events, once a semester we host a large event, in which all the proceeds go to St. Jude. 

In Fall 2019, we hosted Delta Palooza for the first time, and we are proud to say it was very successful! For a small entrance fee, attendees got to participate in winter carnival-esque games, eat food, and win prizes!

Every spring, we host the nationally-loved event Delta House of Pancakes, or DHOP. For a small fee, participants come and hang out with their friends, write letters to patients at St. Jude, and the best part, eat unlimited pancakes! This event is well-attended and well-loved every year, and we hope to see you there next time!

Finally, each spring we also host a sisters-only event called Sincerely Yours, where we write letters to potential donors advocating for patients at St. Jude. This is by far the best fundraising technique because of its wide reach, and it's always a fun time for our sisters!

For more information on our campus philanthropy events or questions about partnering, please contact Iris Simone, our Philanthropy Chairman, at