Our sisters support philanthropic causes both within and outside of our organization. Delta Phi Epsilon's national philanthropies are the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). Each year we raise funds and awareness for these organizations, as well as for our local philanthropy, the American Cancer Society. The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, established in 1967, helps give members and their children the opportunity to further their education through scholarships, grants, and loans.
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (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.
May 8th, 2021: ANAD week kick off, organized by previous VPP Erika Marcenaro
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) 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. Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. Since 1967, Delta Phi Epsilon has contributed more than $1million to research for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
November 7th, 2021: Sisters attending the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Breath of Life Gala
The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation We are focused on providing scholarships to bright young women and grants to the sorority, our alumnae and our philanthropic partners. Our foundation's 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.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States today. Half of all men and one-third of all women living in the U.S. will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Today, millions of people are living with cancer. Simply stated, cancer develops when cells in a part of a person’s body begin to grow uncontrollably. These cells usually develop as a result of damaged DNA and this disease may be either inherited or developed due to environmental changes. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem here within the U.S. It’s efforts attempt to prevent cancer, and save the lives of those affected by the disease. They accomplish this by donating funds to cancer research organizations, educational centers, and simple voluntary services. The Epsilon Iota chapter helps this cause by participating in many activities sponsored by our local ACS organizations, like Relay for Life ran by Geneseo’s Colleges Against Cancer, which is mandatory for 100% of Greek Life. This philanthropy is especially important to our chapter because one of our founding mothers, Peggy Peters, tragically lost her battle to brain cancer. To commemorate her life and contribution to our chapter's organization and history, a ceremony in her honor is held annually (The Annual Peggy Peters Ceremony). This gives current sisters as well as alumnae the opportunity to share past memories and reflect upon her life and influence. The Peggy Peters Ceremony is held every Sunday of Alumni Weekend in front of the ISC.
October 23rd, 2021: CFF Walk through Letchworth Park with our Mom's on Mom's weekend
For inquiries regarding philanthropy please reach out to our VPP; Hannah Mathieson