Tri Delta has been associated with Children’s Hospital since the hospital’s creation by the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust in 1970, and we have been supporting the hospital’s initiatives in many ways since then.
The Susan White Perry Memorial Fund, in honor of our past National President, had an incredible impact on the Pediatric Cancer Program. Then in 1987, the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic was named in recognition for the alumnae’s valiant fundraising efforts. It is because of their efforts that the Nashville Alumnae became a member of the National Tri Delta Hall of Fame in 1992. Tri Delta was influential in helping to establish the Friends of Children’s Hospital to support the hospital through fundraising, outreach and patient and family support. Tri Delta Alumnae members serve on the Children’s Hospital advisory board and on the Friends executive committee.
Our goal is to continue this philanthropic effort, which has, to date, raised more than $7 million for the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the Children’s Hospital, in order to make greater progress in the fight against childhood cancer.