Anchor Center Founders, Delta Gamma, Named Most Philanthropic Sorority
Anchor Center was founded in 1982 by a librarian from the Colorado Library for the Blind and the local Delta Gamma alumnae chapter. Recently, Delta Gamma was named the “Most Philanthropic Sorority” on Town & Country magazine’s Most Prestigious…
Anchor Center was founded in 1982 by a librarian from the Colorado Library for the Blind and the local Delta Gamma alumnae chapter. Recently, Delta Gamma was named the “Most Philanthropic Sorority” on Town & Country magazine’s Most Prestigious Sororities Across the Country list.
Delta Gamma volunteers were instrumental in Anchor Center’s founding just as they continue to be today. They volunteer throughout the year and the Denver Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter hosts our annual fundraising event, Visions of Love in February.
From Town & Country:
“With the motto, “Do Good,” Delta Gamma—founded in 1873 in Oxford, Mississippi—is inextricably linked with philanthropy. DG’s foundation gives annual grants and benefits Service for Sight, which is devoted to protecting the gift of sight, and funds four schools founded by Delta Gamma for blind or visually-impaired children. Anchor Splash, its annual swimming competition fundraiser, is a social highlight at many colleges. Last year, DG sisters donated 227,171 service hours, and over the past 10 years, the Delta Gamma Foundation has donated more than $4.3 million. Delta Gamma also offers a Sisters Helping Sisters scholarship program, which has given more than $2.2 million to help collegiate women with student loan debt.”
Anchor Center’s first class included four Preschool students and six home-bound infants. Today, we serve over 200 children each year while providing support and education to families, siblings and caregivers. With origins in a borrowed Sunday school room, we moved to our state-of-the-art Stapleton location in 2007 and DGs have been with us every step of the way.
We are forever grateful to Delta Gamma and congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition!