Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Celebrates $1M Raised for JDRF

FISHERS, IND. – May 2, 2017– Delta Tau Delta Fraternity celebrates reaching the $1M donation goal for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

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“I am so proud to announce this fantastic accomplishment by our members. We value our partnership with JDRF and are thrilled to reach this goal,” said International President Jim Garboden (University of Pittsburgh, 1988). “As the Fraternity’s support of JDRF grows we continue to encourage our chapters and alumni to spread awareness of JDRF and join the mission of making type one, type none.”

As an organization committed to bettering the community, Delta Tau Delta joined with JDRF as its national philanthropic partner in 2012. The partnership created multiple avenues for philanthropy and creative fundraising as Delta Tau Delta members across the nation work to support neighboring JDRF chapters.

“Raising $1 million for type 1 diabetes is an incredible accomplishment. We at JDRF would like to thank all the Delta Tau Delta students, alumni and national staff who have had a hand in reaching this milestone,” said Amanda O’Neill, JDRF Manager, National Corporate Development. “Your hard work is helping to create a world without T1D. JDRF is honored to be the Fraternity’s national philanthropic partner.”

Delta Tau Delta’s collective contribution is the result of commitment from more than 130 Delta Tau Delta chapters. In the 2016-2017 academic year, undergraduates also have contributed nearly 10,000 hours of service for JDRF.

The Iota Epsilon Chapter at Chapman University held the most recent volunteer-driven event pushing the Fraternity past the $1M mark. The chapter’s talent pageant is an example of the many creative fundraising events implemented by undergraduate Fraternity members. While raising funds for JDRF, the chapter worked toward strengthening the community by encouraging students, parents, alumni and residents to learn about type 1 diabetes and work together toward their philanthropic goal.


Founded in 1858 at Bethany College, in Bethany, W.Va., Delta Tau Delta has 137 chapters and colonies in 39 states and the District of Columbia with a membership of more than 9,000 undergraduates and 120,000 living alumni. The Fraternity posts a GPA of 3.1, making it one of the highest achieving men’s fraternities academically.

Delta Tau Delta’s mission, “Committed to Lives of Excellence,” is what the Fraternity seeks to represent at its host institutions. Delta Tau Delta strives to develop its members’ leadership skills, seeks superior academic achievement, promotes community service efforts and helps its members launch successful careers.