Philanthropy and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude and Phi Delta Chi
Since 1995, Chapters and Brothers of Phi Delta Chi have raised funds for St. Jude through various means. In August 2007, the Fraternity expanded support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital using a targeted letter-writing campaign called The Prescription for Hope. Through this campaign, the Fraternity pledged to raise $200,000 over 4 years. In April 2009, Phi Delta Chi surpassed this goal within just 2 years! Upon completion of this commitment, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s outpatient pharmacy located on the first floor of the Patient Care Center was named in gratitude of Phi Delta Chi.
The Executive Council and Regional Officers acted upon the Grand Council’s desire to continue to support St. Jude by identifying a new goal and naming opportunity. Upon completion of our new goal of contributing $1 million over the next 10 years, St. Jude will recognize our support with the naming of an adjoining patient/parent room in gratitude of Phi Delta Chi. Patients need the support and love of their families during hospitalizations, yet they also need their own privacy from time to time. Adjoining parent rooms allow the parents to be there for their child when needed, while still giving both parents and patients the privacy they need. The goal of these adjoining patient/parent rooms is to provide comfort and privacy to both patients and parents.
Pharmacist’s Letter and their new Pharmacy Technicians University continue their commitment of a $20,000 matching donation to St. Jude on behalf of Phi Delta Chi.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital hosted the 2011 strategic planning retreat for the Executive Council and Regional Officers in Memphis, Tennessee. During this retreat, we enjoyed lunch with a St. Jude patient family to see firsthand how the money Phi Delta Chi fundraises benefits patients and their families. It was a very powerful experience to see how the support from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital extends beyond diagnosis and treatment to caring for the whole patient. The father shared with us that if he met with us 18 months ago, he would have been too distressed to talk. “My daughter wouldn’t have eyes if it weren’t for St. Jude,” he continued. Barton and Marcie also provided us with a tour and showed us the outpatient pharmacy located on the first floor of the Patient Care Center that was named in gratitude of Phi Delta Chi. The plaque adjacent to the pharmacy pick-up window reads, “IN GRATITUDE TO PHI DELTA CHI PHARMACY FRATERNITY FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND SUPPORT OF ST. JUDE AND ITS PHARMACY PROGRAM.” This pharmacy is located near the outpatient treatment registration area where approximately 200 patients are treated each day.
Thank you for your support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!
Donate to St. Jude on behalf of your Phi Delta Chi Chapter. Enter PDC as the event name to find your chapter's page.
To learn more about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, visit www.stjude.org.