Our three Philanthropies
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
"Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:
clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and
obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond."
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation & Delta Phi Epsilon
"Since 1967, Delta Phi Epsilon has contributed more than $1 million to research for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. At our 2008 biennial convention, DPhiE made a $100,000 pledge to CFF and surpassed that goal by $123,000 at our 2010 convention!
Chapters take part in many CFF philanthropic events including, but not limited to, Bowl for Breathe, Deepher Dude pageants, Great Strides Walks, 65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis Balls, plus much, much more. DPhiE sisters are proud to support this cause."
We hold a Walk for Cystic Fibrosis every year in order to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2018, we raised a little over $2K. We appreciate your support!
What is ANAD?
"Since 1976 The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.® (ANAD) has been dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders by providing many multifaceted programs for the entire eating disorder community. ANAD believes that early detection of eating disorders save lives therefore, ANAD works to educate parents, teachers, families and communities about the dangers through a variety of mediums including our website, newsletter, and educational outreach events & programs."
We hold ANAD week, usually during winter term, showing others how important inner beauty, self love, and confidence is from "Trash your insecurities" to "Better than a Barbie" events.
In addition, we also hold ANAD Late Night each year where we raise money for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.
In 2019, we held a rock & roll themed party and raised a little over $3K for ANAD. We appreciate your support! Our latest event in April 2023 we raised almost $3,500!
What is the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation?
"The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is a key partner with the sorority, working to ensure that women have access to exceptional opportunities to learn and contribute to their communities. We are focused on fundraising to provide scholarships to bright young women and grants to the sorority, our alumnae and our philanthropic partners. Our foundation mission is to encourage the personal and professional advancement of women by supporting educational and philanthropic programs that are responsive to the needs of our communities."