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LoRes_Edu Found Logo.jpgTogether, we can!


The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is a key partner with the sorority, working to ensure that women have access to exceptional opportunities to learn and contribute to their communities. We are focused on fundraising to provide scholarships to bright young women and grants to the sorority, our alumnae and our philanthropic partners.  Our foundation mission is to encourage the personal and professional advancement of women by supporting educational and philanthropic programs that are responsive to the needs of our communities.


Those are lofty goals that we can only achieve with financial resources from sisters like you.

Donate today

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About the Educational Foundation Foundation Mission
To encourage the personal and professional advancement of women by supporting educational and philanthropic programs that are responsive to the needs of our communities.


A Message from the Educational Foundation President
It is an exciting time to be involved with the Educational Foundation, and this is my special invitation to you to get involved today.


Since 1967, the Educational Foundation has provided scholarship opportunities for young women—some sisters and some legacies—to pursue higher education at all levels. Each year the number of applications exceeds the funds available, causing us to turn away deserving recipients in need of financial support to achieve education. Some of these young women may not know where the next tuition payment will come from without your support.


Now the foundation is pursuing bigger aspirations. We want to provide more funding for sorority and alumnae programs, growing the sorority's impact on the world. By providing grants for educational programming and other needs, the Educational Foundation partners with the sorority to ensure the strength of our sisterhood in the years leading up to our centennial celebration and beyond.


With your help, women will achieve their dreams!


No matter the level, every gift to the Educational Foundation is important to our future as a sisterhood. I hope that I can count on your participation and encouragement as we strive to meet the needs of the sorority, our sisters and our community. Please make a gift today.


The foundation's web presence offers a wealth of information about the women we support and ways to give. Please take the opportunity to give online by following the link to our secure giving form. We will also be delighted to accept your gift via check to the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation at Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, 251 S. Camac Street, Philadelphia PA 19107.


Together, we can make a difference.


Yours in true sisterhood,


Heather Locke Green, Beta Chi Chapter, Educational Foundation President


The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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Leadership 167560_473951436979_4961130_n.jpg  Donna Von Bruening
  Sigma - The Ohio State University

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Heather Locke Green
Vice President
Beta Chi - St. Norbert College

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Alpha Epsilon - Kennesaw State University


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Phi Tau - Rutgers University, Camden


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Beta Phi - Central Michigan University

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    Sigma- The Ohio State University

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     Psi - University of Georgia

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     Epsilon Tau- Bentley University

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     Psi - University of Georgia

Shelley Vaillancourt
Beta Sigma- University of Ottawa

Serve on the IGB, NDC or Foundation Board
Serving on a Board of Directors for the Sorority is a unique opportunity for alumnae members to lend their time, talent and treasure to the strategic growth and forward movement of Delta Phi Epsilon. If you feel you have the time, knowledge and expertise, and ability to give generously toward fulfilling the mission of the Sorority, the National Development Corporation or the Educational Foundation, please contact the International Executive Director, Nicole DeFeo, at or 215-732-5901 to learn more about the selection and placement processes for the Boards.

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Scholarships & Programs pic-foundation-scholarships.jpgScholarships
Scholarships are a great joy to make education accessible to bright, young women!  The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation awards scholarships annually to qualified women pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.  With your support, we will be able to increase the number and amount of the scholarship opportunities we offer in order to better support more of our sisters' educational aspirations.


Your gifts ensure women are empowered to change the world.  We have opportunities for the creation of permanent or annual named scholarships.  If you are interested in creating a new scholarship, please contact the Executive Director, Nicole DeFeo at

The Scholarship Application is available annually in January 2013, deadline for application is NO LATER THAN March 17, 2013. (These PDF files require the free Adobe Reader):

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Leadership Development

Conferences & Conventions
Forward-thinking programming and innovative leadership training are hallmarks of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority. Our programming prepares sisters for the challenges of leadership, and encourages the development of strong skills for life. Current leadership development programming offered by the sorority includes Convention, District Leadership Conferences, online resources, and volunteer training.


The sorority also aspires to offer a Leadership Academy focused on helping young women fulfill their potential, but this will only be possible with your support.


Your gifts will enhance our programs, by attracting superior speakers and program presenters; allowing us to better use technology to create professional, interactive programs; and making attendance at our conferences more affordable for our collegiate chapters. To discover how you can get involved, please review our list of Sponsorship Opportunities.


UIFI and Other Student Development Programs
The foundation intends to regularly offer scholarships to collegiate sisters to attend the Undergraduate Inter Fraternity Institute (UIFI), LeaderShape and programs offered by the National Panhellenic Conference, North American Interfraternity Conference and other student development organizations. Make a gift today!



Harriette Hirsch Sisterhood Fund
The Harriette Hirsch Sisterhood Fund provides support and hope for our sisters in need. Recent gifts have ensured young sisters were able to stay in school during a time of family crisis and provided critical support after personal tragedy.


Sisters requesting emergency grants from the Harriette Hirsch Sisterhood Fund and other emergency funds should submit a letter to the Foundation President that details the circumstances that have led to requesting a grant and the amount needed, as well as one letter from a personal reference. Letters are accepted at anytime throughout the year and information will be held in strict confidence.

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2013 Scholarship Recipients Be A Dreamer
Supporting sisters dream careers through scholarship funds



Francesca DiMura
Beta Omega, St. John's University
Francesca is studying to become an accountant. She has been continuously spotlighted for her academic excellence on campus. She is on the Dean's list, a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Order of Omega and has received the Management Department Certificate of Excellence. 

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Beta Rho, University of Illinois- Chicago
Buyandelger is studying Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering. She aspires to research and develop ways to recycle Chicago's waste so it can be recycled back into Lake Michigan. On campus, she is a peer mentor in the Asian American Mentor Program, member of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity,served as Panhellenic philanthropy chair and held both academic and community services chairs in the Beta Rho Chapter.

 Jamie Garuti
Beta Psi, Brandeis University 
Jamie is an environmental studies and psychology double major who has a 4.0 GPA. She hopes to participate in an intensive program at Brandeis where she will be working in the community learning about the environment. She hopes to make a trip to Panama to study conservation and biodiversity.

Laurabeth Goldsmith
Phi Lambda, Emory University
Laurabeth is studying Political Science with a minor in Community Building and Social Change. She has also been an active Girl Scout for fifteen years. This past year she had the opportunity to participate in Semester at Sea, where she visited twelve countries where she was able to meet and interview women and girls about gender inequality and injustices they face. This summer, she will be teaching self-defense to women in South Africa and Ghana as she has done in Atlanta. 

Amber Grell_UG.jpgAmber Grell
Lambda, Adelphi University
Amber has been on the Dean's list for several semesters while she is studying Creative Writing. She hopes to one day to be a writer for Seventeen Magazine, create her own book series and perform on 

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Jessie McNevin
Alpha Alpha, West Chester University 
Jessie is studying education at West Chester and hopes to go on to receive her Masters in Higher Education. Jessie serves as InterGreek Council President and DPhiE's Member at Large. She has been able to participate in the Association of Fraternal Values Leadershape conference and helped bring IMPACT, an intensive weekend program for Greek campus leaders focusing on values decision-making and community building, to her campus.

Ashley Montufar 
Epsilon Gamma, Stevens Institute of Technology
Ashley is in a five year undergraduate and master's program in Engineering, she will also be receiving four certificates when she graduates. She is not only involved in Delta Phi Epsilon, but is involved in several other organizations including Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity and Panhellenic,  while serving as an Orientation Leader and student body president- just to name a few!  

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Epsilon Rho, Hofstra University 
Amala is a Journalism major who is also interested in anthropology. A career aspiration of Amala's is to present anthropological perspectives to the general public through film. She is currently working on a documentary called, The West Indian Project, where she is working with the West Indian population in Long Island.

Cathrine Nelson
Alpha Upsilon, Johnson and Wales University
Cathrine is a founder and current President of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter. She is also an RA on campus and is actively involved in community service opportunities in Providence. She is studying Sports/Entertainment/Event Management with a concentration in Leadership and Casino/Gaming Operations and had a 4.0 GPA last trimester.

Jessica Schuler
Epsilon Mu, SUNY Brockport 
Jessica is in the Honor Program at SUNY- Brockport studying Mathematics. She hopes to pursue a career in Actuarial math. 


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Gamma Xi, Rhode Island College
Angela was the founding President of the Gamma Xi Chapter and currently serves as their Chapter Advisor. She just completed her first semester of graduate school at Long Island University- Brentwood, studying School Counseling. She credits growing up with two siblings who have learning disabilities as her inspiration for the field. Her supervisor in the program cites, "Angela is one of the most caring, empathic individuals that I have come across." She has maintained a 4.0 GPA in her first year.

Jen Cordaro
Epsilon Upsilon, Humboldt State University
Jen is hoping to receive her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration of Public Policy & Social Change. She holds a Masters in Liberal Studies with a concentration in International Human Rights Advocacy & Non-Profit Management. Jen started Jenny's Jars, a small canning business aimed at locally sustainable and healthy sourced food. The proceeds go to an urban gardening project in San Diego to support food acquisitions for resettled refugees. She is also a consultant and grant-writer for US4Uganda4Life and an Oceanside, CA Community Organizer.  She is active in the California Alumnae Association's in both Southern California and the Bay Area. 

Kimberly Glaser
Delta Xi, University of Maryland- College Park
Kimberly is earning her Masters in Genetic Counseling at Arcadia University. Kimberly says because of the personal and professional skills she learned in DPhiE she can collaborate with others to provide care to patients, and make and achieve her goals. She wants to specialize in neurogenetics and perform research on new drugs that could help patients with debilitating conditions globally. 

Hayley Reese
Epsilon Zeta, La Salle University
Hayley is enrolled at Widener University School of Law, where she is ranked number 3 in her class. One of her professors describes her work as, "outstanding and she exhibited a command of the material that I rarely see in first-year law students". She is currently a summer associate at a firm in Philadelphia. She hopes, upon graduation [if gte mso 9]> [if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE [if gte mso 9]> [if gte mso 10]> to pursue a career as an attorney in either public interest, criminal or constitutional law. 

Rachel Ruderman
Delta Eta, University of Michigan
 Rachel has a passion for public health and is in the 4+1 undergraduate/graduate program in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan. Rachel is hoping to combine public health practice with clinical work as her future career. She also hopes to stay involved and join a local Delta Phi Epsilon Alumnae Association this summer. 

Ashley Simone
Alpha Rho, Pace University

Ashley is studying to get her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is now starting her clinical psychology rounds at Queens College Psychological Center.  One of her professors describes her as "among the very quickest learners and hardest workers in my lab over the past two decades."

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2012 Scholarship Recipients Be A Dreamer
Supporting sisters dream careers through scholarship funds


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Gamma Zeta - Webster University
*Paul Hirsch Scholarship Winner
Nicole is the 2012 Paul Hirsch Memorial Scholarship recipient. She boasts a 4.0 GPA in education while being considered an Emerging Student Leader on Webster's campus and holding Gamma Zeta's chapter presidency.

Mariah Bussey_ws.jpgMariah L. Bussey
Gamma Gamma - Schreiner University
Mariah is a nursing student and a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Upon graduation, Mariah intends to enroll for her master's of science to become a certified nurse-midwife and serve in underprivileged areas.

Meredith Citkowski
Delta Eta - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Meredith is a three-year award recipient pursuing her degree in chemical engineering. She wishes to obtain a career formulating products for dermatological use and study the effect UV radiation has on skin.

Marie Costa_ws.jpgMarie Costa
Delta Nu - Temple University
Marie is receiving her bachelor's and master's degree in special education through a competitive five-year program. She hopes to be placed in a school district that will offer an inclusive elementary school classroom where she can give specialized attention to all students.

Savannah Finocchiaro_ws.jpgSavannah Finocchiaro
Beta Nu - Wesley College
Savannah is a psychology major who wishes to one day care for individuals in hospice.

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Delta Nu - Temple University
Katelaine plans to pursue a career in cancer technology in honor of her late grandfather.

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Beta Upsilon - Rochester Institute of Technology
Madeline is a Dean's List student who plans to pursue a career in industrial design.

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Epsilon Eta - SUNY Fredonia
Sara is a first-generation Italian-American and a triplet! She is also a member of the Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society and is pursuing a career in education (mathematics).

Rebecca Zaritsky_ws.jpgRebecca Zaritsky
Delta Nu - Temple University
Rebecca is an honor's student studying theatre while practicing her talent in grueling community theatre hours both in Philadelphia and overseas in London.


Emily Baumgartner_ws.jpgEmily Baumgartner
Alpha Mu - University of Michigan, Dearborn

Emily is pursuing her master's in public affairs through Indiana University. She hopes to work in a government setting where she can improve the well being of the members of a community - regardless of race, gender, class, sexuality or ethnicity.

Christine Black_ws.jpgChristine Black
Eta - University of Pittsburgh
Christine is currently pursuing her law degree to work in the public interest sector to help fight for the starving and homeless.

Jayme Campbell_ws.jpgJayme Campbell
Beta Iota - St. Cloud State University
Jayme is pursuing her master's of social work at Loyola University Chicago and intends to also obtain her law degree upon completion of her master's.

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Beta Mu - Rowan University
Steffanie is pursuing her master's of business administration through Drexel University. She plans to utilize these skills at her current role as Director of Communications for Delta Phi Epsilon International Headquarters and one day hopes to be a Chief Creative Officer for a women's-interest media outlet.

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Epsilon Delta - SUNY Binghamton
Jean Marie is pursuing her post-graduate studies to obtain her doctorate of medicine at American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine. She wishes to become an OB/GYN upon completion of her degree.

Ashley Simone_ws.jpgAshley Nicole Simone
Alpha Rho - Pace University
Ashley is a two-time award recipient pursuing her graduate degree in clinical psychology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She wishes to continue her education and obtain her Ph.D. in neuropsychology.
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Donate Each year, The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation raises funds to support scholarships and other educational programs, and your support every year is needed to ensure success.  Gifts may be unrestricted to be used where most needed, or designated to scholarships, leadership development or sisterhood emergency funds.  To make your gift today, please visit our secure online giving form or mail your check to the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, 251 S. Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


Other Ways To Support The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation

Loyalty Pledge Initiative (LPI)
This program makes ongoing giving easy!  Indicate how much you intend to pledge each month and your pledge continues until you tell us to stop.  We will alert you when your card is about to expire so your giving is not interrupted. For more information please contact; Melissa Reilly, Coordinator of Development,, 215-732-5901 ext.152


Sponsorship Gifts
Anyone can choose to underwrite part of the educational and leadership portions of Convention, Leadership Conferences/Academies and volunteer training.  As these events approach, sponsorship opportunities will be made available online.


Items are always welcome and solicited for our Convention auction.  Gift cards, coupons and items of interest to be given as rewards are appreciated.


Tribute Gifts
Sisters and friends of DPhiE may make gifts to the foundation in honor of special occasions or accomplishments of others, as well as to memorialize someone who has passed.  With a gift starting at $5, The foundation notifies the honoree(s)/next-of-kin with a special foundation recognition card.


Endowment Gifts
An endowment gift is restricted by the donor to support a specific area of the foundation's mission.  Endowments require a miminum gift of $25,000 within a five year period.  Contact us for more information.


Planned Giving
Donors are welcome to support the foundation through wills, trusts, insurance policies, pension plans and real/personal property.  At this time, all planned giving should be arranged by the donor with the advice of her financial advisor.  If you currently have a provision in your financial plans to benefit the Sorority or foundation, please contact Executive Director, Nicole DeFeo at so we can recognize your support.


The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization and gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please consult your financial advisor for more information.]]>
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Sponsorship Opportunities Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, is currently accepting partners for tax-deductible sponsorships. The mission of the foundation is to encourage the personal and professional advancement of women by supporting educational and philanthropic programs that are responsive to the needs of our communities. Help our high-achieving and well-deserving scholars earn their degrees. Your support will make the difference.

 If you have questions or want to learn more, contact International Executive Director, Nicole DeFeo (
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It is easy to recognize the impact of Delta Phi Epsilon on your life, in your success and in your lifelong friendships. Our pledge to the Sorority as an undergraduate melded our lives to DPhiE and this pledge we take as alumnae shows our support of our rich tradition of empowering women. Your gift through the Loyalty Pledge Initiative allows for innovative programming, leadership development, scholarships and the robust tradition of Delta Phi Epsilon to live on for future generations.

This program makes ongoing giving easy! Indicate how much you intend to pledge each month and your pledge continues until you tell us to stop. We will alert you when your credit card is about to expire so your giving is not interrupted. Make your pledge to the Loyalty Pledge Initiative and join the esteemed Giving Societies of The Foundation.


Lifetime Giving Societies:

Excellence in Cumulative Giving:

  • Order of the Iris: $25,000 and above
  • Order of Excellence: $10,000 to $24,999
  • Emerald Society: $5,000 to $9,999
  • Pearl Society: $2,500 to $4,999

Annual Donors:

  • Founders Circle: $1,917 and above
  • Purple & Gold Circle: $500 to $1,916
  • Sisterhood Circle: $250 to $499
  • Friendship Circle: $125 to $249

Giving Society Benefits:

  • Noted as elite donor in The Triad and other publications
  • Recognition at Delta Phi Epsilon events
  • Exclusive Loyal Pledge Pin with enhancements at higher levels

To accomplish our mission of providing a sisterhood experience rich with tradition, innovation and opportunities for growth we need your help. Contact: Melissa Reilly, Coordinator of Development,, 215-732-5901 ext.152

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