a LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
With tuition and the associated costs of college increasing annually, there is a greater need for financial aid for sisters of Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Our sisters in need are first-generation college students, working full-time to pay for school, or even helping support their families financially.
In 2017, we were able to serve our sisters at the maximum level. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we raised the most revenue ever in our organization’s history. In turn, we increased our scholarship awards to the highest amount they have ever been.
2017 by the Numbers
With your support, we can continue to make progress in the next year as Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. enters its 20th anniversary. By promoting a culture of scholarship, gratitude, and sisterhood, we can take the Delta Phi Lambda Foundation to new heights and better serve our sisters in need.
A Message from the Board of Directors
VICE CHAIR & DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
I am thankful to serve on the Delta Phi Lambda Foundation Board of Directors, working with amazing women to provide scholarships to sisters who exemplify what it means to be a dedicated female leader. I know our impact goes beyond the scholarships we provide and that motivates me to expand our reach.
SECRETARY & DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
I truly appreciate serving on the Board for the Foundation. It has been an incredible learning experience participating in a growing organization that is helping Dedicated Female Leaders achieve greatness by providing them with opportunities through resources of scholarships and grants. To work alongside such passionate women leaders has been humbling and has motivated me to continue to give back to my sorority and my community in meaningful ways.
VICE CHAIR & DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
My first year with the Foundation has been a great learning and self-development opportunity. It has has allowed me to continue expressing my deep gratitude for the sorority. Reviewing applicants and seeing the award recipients reactions and gratitude is a very rewarding and humbling experience.
VICE CHAIR & DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS
Serving on the Delta Phi Lambda Foundation Board has been an honor. Not only did our Board grow but so did our capacity to provide scholarships. Being able to give back to dedicated female leaders is so rewarding and I'm grateful to be able to contribute in a meaningful way.
2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Central Fraternal Leadership Conference (AFLV Central) Scholarship
The annual Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV) Central Conference is a four-day event that brings more than 3,000 fraternity men and sorority women together for a weekend of networking and idea sharing. It is the largest gathering of undergraduate fraternity and sorority leaders from councils and chapters in the United States.
In 2017, Delta Phi Lambda Foundation has continued to sponsor scholarships for the conference because of the leadership education and networking opportunity the conference provides. This year, the Foundation awarded scholarships to three sisters: Windy "CalytriX" Nguyen from University of Iowa, Celina "Skyfall" Yang from Grand Valley State University, and Victoria "Persevere" Le from Clemson University.
university of north carolina at charlotte
I was honored to have the privilege to attend AFLV. This experience has given me a great outlook of Greek life and professionalism. I have learned so many new things, met a lot of new faces, and made new memories.
By attending the AFLV conference, I learned from other Greek campus leaders in order to leave my legacy. I learned more ways for me to give back to my community and show the community that Greek life goes beyond the stereotypes. With only one semester left, I wanted to ensure that this last semester will have the most impact I will ever leave on my campus.
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
This experience has amazing so far. Met a lot of people and definitely learning a lot from everything and everyone. AFLV helped me expand my knowledge on other ways I can effectively lead my position as well as leadership skills that helped me become a successful leader within my organization and community.
2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Academic Excellence Scholarship & The Hannah Seoh Alumnae Scholarship
Each year at the Delta Phi Lambda National Convention, the Delta Phi Lambda Foundation awards two scholarships: the Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Hannah Seoh Alumnae Scholarship. The recipients of these scholarships demonstrate academic excellence, strong leadership, and a commitment to serve. This past year we were fortunate to be able to provide $750 for each scholarship thanks to the generosity of our donors.
2017 academic excellence scholarship recipient
The Academic Excellence Scholarship can help collegiate sisters offset costs associated with academics, including tuition, books, and study abroad. This past year's recipient, Brittany Tan, is an undergraduate student at DePaul University pursuing her B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Business Administration. Tan has served as Cultural Chair, MGC Delegate, Vice President of External Affairs, Academic Chair, and Assistant Affiliate Member Educator for her chapter. She has volunteered with the Salvation Army, Vincentian Service Day, and Chicago Cares to name a few. Tan continues to excel academically as well as inspiring and supporting sisters to do the same. “It is truly an honor to be awarded this scholarship! The Foundation provides a way for me to continue my education and pursue my career,” said Tan. “I appreciate each and every person who helped make this possible.”
2017 Hannah Seoh Alumnae Scholarship recipient
The Hannah Seoh Alumnae Scholarship can help graduate students and young professionals conduct research, study abroad, or pay for professional conferences. This past year's recipient, Tiffany Yim, graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2015 with a B.A. in Philosophy. As an undergraduate, she served as the Vice President of External Relations, Recruitment Chair, and Academic Chair for her chapter. Yim is currently a law student at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Legal Aid Foundation of Chicago and the Elder Abuse Restraining Orders Clinic. Yim mentors underclassmen and encourages them to do pro bono community service work. “I will be using this scholarship to help pay tuition this semester,” said Yim. “I am so grateful to the Delta Phi Lambda Foundation and to all the Sisters who contributed for this scholarship. It is amazing to have the support of the sorority while pursuing my goal of being a lawyer.”
2017 VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION
The Foundation would like to thank all volunteers who served on the review committee this year: Jennifer Albesa, Anna Huang, Hannah Hubbard, Maria Jaochico, Nichole Pearl, Jaleesa Reed, Briana Rice, and Sara Yang. Without your support, it would not be possible to award the most deserving sisters scholarships to help them achieve their academic and professional goals. We appreciate your time and giving back to the sisterhood.
2017 DONOR RECOGNITION
“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.”
― Roy T. Bennett
We are truly thankful for our donors who continue to be the light for our sisters' candles on their academic journey. Thanks to you, the Foundation was able to award two outstanding women scholarships for academic excellence and professional development. We were also able to award another three amazing women scholarships to attend AFLV Central.
Thank you for making the Foundation's mission possible through your generosity.
Donations of $500 or more
Maria and Allan Jaochico
Delta Phi Lambda Sorority
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Alpha Chapter Alumnae Association
NAVY BLUE LEVEL
Donations of $250 or more
Donations of $150 or more
EMERGING LEADERS LEVEL
Donations less than $150
Bank of America
Kizzi Belfon Louison
Nina de Guzman
Wen Jin Guo