STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION
In 1954, Delta Zeta voted to make Speech and Hearing our philanthropy concern, choosing the Starkey Hearing Foundation as our national philanthropic partner in 2015. Delta Zeta fundraises for this amazing organization that provides hearing aids for the deaf all around the world, giving more than 175,000 hearing aids annually in more than 100 countries. For more information on how you can help: link
FSU SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC
Our Delta Zeta chapter also pairs up with the local FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic. This clinic performs hearing evaluations and speech therapy for hearing-impaired children and adults. Every year, part of our philanthropy goes towards funding the FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic. We also hold events at the house for the hearing-impaired children that receive therapy at the clinic.
PAINTED TURTLE CAMP
Delta Zeta chose Painted Turtle Camp as our National Service Project. Delta Zeta members volunteer at the camp and support the campers with our donations. Every camper attends the camp free of charge. This camp enriches children’s lives with serious medical conditions, educates them, and helps them lead a fulfilling life. FSU DZ has sent a sister every summer to participate in this amazing project.
What we do
Each year, we host events to fundraise for the Starkey Hearing Foundation, the FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic, and the Painted Turtle Camp. In the 2018-2019 school year alone, we raised $21,182. We also gave a $50,000 endowment to the FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic. The Alpha Sigma chapter of Delta Zeta is one of the only sororities on FSU campus that raises money for both a national and local charity.