assisting members
in every possible way

The Tri Delta Foundation fulfills Tri Delta’s Purpose of “assisting its members in every possible way.” By raising and awarding funds to provide undergraduate and graduate scholarships, help members in dire financial need, and support the Fraternity’s innovative educational programs, the Foundation helps women live, learn and lead…with Purpose, for a lifetime.

Live - Crescent Fund Program

In keeping with the Foundation’s mission to “assist its members in every possible way,” the Crescent Fund and Collegiate Crescent Fund provide emergency assistance to Tri Deltas facing unforeseen financial crisis — such as unexpected medical bills, a job loss or natural disaster. By providing sisters in need with a financial grant, the Foundation ensures that Tri Delta’s members are taken care of throughout their lives.

Learn - Scholarships

The Tri Delta Foundation has more than 70 undergraduate and graduate scholarships available to members, and each year dozens of outstanding Tri Delta sisters are awarded these funds to assist them in their educational journey. By supporting the academic pursuits of its members, the Foundation is fulfilling Tri Delta’s Purpose of “broadening the moral and intellectual life.”

Lead - Educational Grants

The Foundation provides funding for educational initiatives designed to enhance members’ lives and help them develop qualities of unselfish leadership. In the past, these Foundation-funded programs have included:

  • Trip to Washington, D.C. where Tri Delta collegiate members lobby on Capitol Hill on behalf of legislation that advances the fraternity and sorority experience and higher education
  • Educational tracks at Tri Delta’s national Convention and Leadership Conferences, which provide leadership, personal and professional development
  • Scholarships for collegiate members to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), a five-day leadership institute for fraternity and sorority members
  • BodyImage3D Program, a chapter-based program that educates members on positive body image and self-esteem through a focus on healthy mind, body and spirit

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Life Loyal funds to further support our members through scholarships, needs-based assistance and educational initiatives.

As a Life Loyal Tri Delta you will continue receiving many of the benefits you’ve been accustomed to, courtesy of the Fraternity, including:

  • Your subscription to The Trident
  • Your exemption from national alumnae dues
  • A 10% discount on Delta Shop merchandise

In addition, to keep you up-to-date and in the know on all things Tri Delta, you will receive exclusive Life Loyal updates three times a year. These updates will feature exciting news about Fraternity and Foundation programs and initiatives.


The Collegiate Crescent Fund provides emergency assistance to collegiate Tri Deltas facing unforeseen financial crises that might force them to withdraw from school.

The Crescent Fund provides emergency financial assistance to Tri Delta alumnae members in critical need due to illness, natural disasters or other misfortune.

Each year, dozens of outstanding Tri Delta sisters are awarded scholarships to assist them in their educational journey.

Tri Delta provides young women with exceptional leadership programs, financial aid, scholarships and more. It’s all possible when generous parents and friends like you support our Tri Delta Foundation.

With a donation of $125 or more we’ll send your daughter our 2019 beach towel.

If you daughter is gradating college soon make your donation of $300 and we’ll send your daughter an exclusive set of Tri Delta graduation cords to help celebrate this special milestone.

apply for assistance

If you, or a Tri Delta you know, is experiencing unforeseen financial crisis the Foundation may be able to help by providing emergency assistance.

Our Foundation has several scholarships available to all members of Tri Delta – undergraduate and graduate. Scholarship applications become available on November 1 and are due the following March 1 of every year.

Celebrating Creativity and Sisterhood

In May 2015, Tri Delta alumnae in the Chicago area joined hostess Ellen Gignilliat, Indiana, Foundation Trustee Chrys Grafrath Hyde, Coe, and Tri Delta’s Executive Director Karen Hughes White, Georgia, for a luncheon at the Women’s Athletic Club of Chicago.

The group gathered to celebrate the awarding of scholarships named in Ellen’s honor. Established with generous donations from Ellen and her friends, the Ellen Gignilliat Arts Scholarship is the first Tri Delta scholarship designed to recognize women who are pursuing degrees and careers in fine arts. 

Even more exciting, for 2015-2016 there were not one but two recipients of the Ellen Gignilliat Arts Scholarship. Anna Brockman, Millikin, is majoring in the arts at Millikin University, and the second recipient, Alicia Russell, Furman, is pursuing her degree in musical arts – vocal performance at Furman University. In the future, Alicia hopes to establish a career as an opera singer. Following the event, attendees received a video thank you, showcasing these women’s enormous talent. 

Endowing the Future

Tri Delta’s Delta Omega Chapter at Louisiana State University has endowed six individual scholarships designated for deserving members of Delta Omega.

Amanda Judice Memorial Scholarship
Margo Robb and Cindy Robb Lites Scholarship
Delta Omega House Corporation Scholarship
Lauren Savoy Olinde Memorial Scholarship
Delta Omega Sisterhood Scholarship
Martha Helen Conner Byrd Memorial Scholarship

The chapter discerningly created the scholarships by gifting their chapter’s surplus funds to the Tri Delta Foundation. By doing so, Delta Omega was able to endow these scholarships, effectively offering six scholarship opportunities each year for deserving chapter members, as selected by the Foundation’s volunteer scholarship committees.

donate to the tri delta foundation

For questions on any of our funds or more information, email the Foundation staff or call 817-633-8001.

The Delta Delta Delta Foundation is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to the Tri Delta Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by law.

Download the 2015 Foundation Annual Report here.