Skip to main content

Tri Delta

for St. Jude


Tri Delta St. Jude partnership logo

Since 1999, Tri Delta has raised more than $74 million to support St. Jude patients and their families.


A unique partnership

Tri Delta women impact St. Jude through more than just fundraising. Collegiate members and alumna hold dynamic roles with the hospital such as staff, patients, patient families and more.

  1. Tri Delta member Paola

    Why I chose to be a Tri Delta: Tri Delta was the obvious choice for me because of the commitment my chapter had for fundraising for St. Jude. Joining Tri Delta at Rhodes allowed me to support St. Jude and become active in my community in a variety of ways, including volunteering at the Tri Delta Place, as well as the Walk/Run efforts.

    My St. Jude story: As a sophomore, I was introduced to ALSAC/St. Jude internship opportunities by my chapter’s vice president of administration, who quite literally wrote me a resume and made me apply. I am forever indebted to her because I ended up finding my passion at ALSAC/St Jude. Throughout college, I completed four internships, plus a contractor position post-grad at ALSAC/St. Jude, and gained so many professional skills along the way. Thanks to those experiences, I was able to put my best foot forward when I applied for a full-time position this year in the midst of a global pandemic, and finally land my dream job as a development specialist working with the youth team.

    My biggest hope for Tri Delta and St. Jude: The St. Jude mission emphasizes a deep love for diversity through its dedication to helping children suffering from catastrophic diseases of all colors, religions or ability to pay. My biggest hope is that St. Jude and Tri Delta will continue to work together on diversity and inclusion. 

  2. Tri Delta member Elizabeth
    Why I chose to be a Tri Delta: Tri Delta has been part of my life in many different ways —whether it be through my mom, aunts and cousins involved in the sorority, or through my experience with St. Jude. The ability to give back to the place that has saved my life twice now is a rather obvious reason to join Tri Delta. However, what really persuaded me to join was the fact that one day I would be able to walk through the halls of St. Jude not as a patient, but as a member of the Tri Delts supporting them.
    My St. Jude story: At the beginning of my sophomore year in high school, I was diagnosed with stage 4 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Within a few days of my diagnosis, I was sent to St. Jude, where I underwent 54 weeks of chemotherapy and 33 days of radiation. After about a year and a half of treatment, I was sent home cancer-free; however, that freedom did not last long. At my one-year scans, I relapsed and spent about another year undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Today, I am now three months off of chemotherapy, attending college on campus, and part of the sorority that raises money for those like me!
    My biggest hope for Tri Delta and St. JudeSince coming to Clemson University, I have met several people affected by childhood cancer, not to mention many others I have met through St. Jude. My hope for Tri Delta and St. Jude is that we can one day raise enough money and be able to lower these numbers and make care for childhood cancer accessible to all.

Tri Delta member Callie fundraises for St. Jude to honor the memory of her sister Mary Jo.

I knew that I wanted to be a Tri Delta when I came to college so that I could advocate for the other kids of St. Jude.

- Callie Dietsch

Tri Deltas are dedicated to helping children live, scientists learn and St. Jude further its mission of finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

  1. Tri Delta patient care floor

    November 1999 – Tri Delta officially adopts St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as its national philanthropic partner.

  2. Teen Room St. Jude

    In 2005, a year earlier than expected, Tri Delta raised $1 million to endow the hospital's teen rooms.

    The teen rooms at St. Jude are where teenage patients can go spend time with friends their age during treatment.

  3. Tri Delta for St. Jude

    In 2006, Tri Delta took on a second commitment to raise $10 million in 10 years to name the patient care floor in the Chili's Care Center.

    In just four years — by May 2010 — Tri Delta met the $10 million fundraising goal.

  4. St. Jude welcomes Tri Delta

    In July 2010, Tri Delta announced its third naming commitment, an aggressive challenge to raise $15 million in five years to name the specialty clinic located in the patient care center at St. Jude.

    In just three-and-a-half years, Tri Delta met the $15 million fundraising goal.

  5. Tri Delta Place

    In 2014, Tri Delta committed to raising $60 million in 10 years – the largest single commitment by a St. Jude partner.

    In honor of this commitment, Tri Delta received recognition on the St. Jude campus with the naming of the short-term housing facility, Tri Delta Place.

  6. Tri Delta

    Only three-and-a-half years into the 10-year commitment to raise $60 million, Tri Delta hit the halfway point and announced $30 million raised for St. Jude in January 2018.

  7. Tri Delta members hand sign

    In true Tri Delta fashion, the organization is poised to reach its goal of raising $60 million in 10 years, two years ahead of schedule. Help Tri Delta cross the finish line.


Ways to make a difference


Coordinate a Sincerely Yours letter writing campaign

Each year, Tri Delta raises $3.3 million on average through the letter writing campaign,
Sincerely Yours. Whether in-person or digitally, work with your St. Jude representative to get started. 

Tri Delta member holding envelopes

Host a virtual St. Jude No More Cancer Rally

During these uncertain times, you can strengthen your support system with friends, family and social media followers by hosting a virtual St. Jude No More Cancer Rally. Contact your St. Jude representative to get started.

Mobile fundraising page

Raise funds, earn a sweatshirt

Raise $100 or more and earn this St. Jude Tri Delta sweatshirt featuring Tri Delta Place.

Gray Tri Delta St. Jude sweatshirt

Design with St. Jude in mind

Downloadable co-branded resources are available for you at! Visit today to request access and unlock fundraising tools such as videos, social media templates and more. 

Student looking at laptop

Help Tri Delta reach $60 million

Your support ensures families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.


You may also be interested in: