The Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation seeks nominations for the recognitions detailed below. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. Submissions received prior to June 20th annually will be reviewed by a panel of volunteers, staff, and friends of the Foundation. Nominations will carry over to subsequent years if applicable. Statements made in submissions may be supplemented and verified by organizational records. Recipients will be formally announced in Delt publications and recognized at special events. Questions regarding the nomination process should be directed to 

The Norval & Diane Stephens Outstanding Philanthropist Award

This recognition is presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity to Delta Tau Delta, who through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding fraternal and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to give back to Delta Tau Delta.

Nominations should:

  •  Describe the impact of the person or family's giving to the Foundation
  •  Describe how the individual/family has encouraged and motivated others to take leadership roles in supporting Delta Tau Delta
  •  Describe any specific projects or initiatives that the individual/family has furthered

Outstanding Foundation Volunteer Award

The volunteer must exhibit exceptional leadership skills and devotion to advancing the mission of the Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation. The volunteer should have gone above and beyond in their capacity and demonstrated an uncommon commitment to Delta Tau Delta. 

Nominations should:

  •  Include specific examples of service over the course of the past year or several years
  •  Demonstrate evidence of quality leadership
  •  Description of time, effort and financial commitment
  •  Evidence of success in motivating others to get involved

Outstanding Young Philanthropist

This recognition is presented to an alumnus of the last decade who has shown outstanding commitment to supporting the Foundation through contributions of time, talent, and treasure and who inspires others to do the same.

Nominations should:

  • Describe how the individual has prioritized contributions to the Foundation
  • Demonstrate the individual’s commitment to utilizing his time, talent, and treasure to create positive change within the Fraternity and Foundation

Foundation Awards Application


Please complete the form below for each nomination. Nominators should upload a narrative describing the candidate's worthiness for the recognition and should include the characteristics described within each award description. Letters of support are not required but helpful in the evaluation process. Nominations can be submitted by members of Delta Tau Delta and friends of the Foundation. 

Select the category in which you would like to nominate.