Delta Gamma

Philanthropy Events

 

DG prides itself in doing volunteer work throughout the year with the CNIB and other local charities/organizations. The beneficiaries of our philanthropy events are the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), Delta Gamma Foundation and Blind Beginnings. 

During a regular school year, we host two main events where we have the opportunity to raise money for our philanthropy;

DG Delights

DG Delights is an ice cream and bake sale event where DG and our friends from the Greek Community purchase sweet treats to support organizations such as the CNIB, Delta Gamma Foundation and our Service for Sight mission. All of the proceeds made throughout the day are directly donated to our philanthropy. 

Each year, DG averages 3000$+ in donations.

 

Anchor Splash ®

Anchor Splash® is hosted by more than 125 Delta Gamma collegiate chapters to raise awareness about visual impairments, while also raising funds for our Foundation. At UBC, Anchor Splash® is one of the biggest philanthropy events on campus and is always a highlight! With every fraternity and sorority involved in this event, it not only makes it successful but fun as well. 

The UBC aquatic centre kindly lets us rent their space for this event where teams participate in relay races and synchronized swimming routines. Each of our members contributes to help run this event where in addition to the main event, we also have a 50/50 raffle, bake sale, and many other fun things going on as well!

Anchor Splash® is an amazing opportunity to bring both the greek community and the UBC community together and raise money to help contribute to an important cause.

 

During the pandemic, our chapter has had to change how we do our philanthropy events to ensure the safety of our members and our community. Despite several setbacks, our philanthropy team was able to hold several successful fundraisers during the year. 

Halloween Candy Grams

This event allowed the UBC community to purchase small or large candy bags and send them to a friend on campus. This fundraiser was able to raise over $1100 for CNIB and the Delta Gamma Foundation

Bingo for Bucks

This fundraiser was made in collaboration with Kappa Kappa Gamma. Members were encouraged to participate in a bingo challenge to collect donations in return for acts of kindness from our members during the final exam period. This fundraiser collected over $4500 for CNIB, Delta Gamma Foundation, KKG Foundation and Reading is Fundamental 

Candy Crush

This event, in collaboration with Kappa Kappa Gamma, sold candy grams and roses to the UBC community that was delivered to students on Valentine's Day. This fundraiser collected over $1400 for CNIB, Delta Gamma Foundation, KKG Foundation and Reading is Fundamental 

Anchorslam

This event was a March Madness Bracket challenge as well as a virtual dunk content. This event raised over $1900 for Blind Beginnings and Delta Gamma Foundation.