Educational Foundation of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority Announces 2017 Named Scholarship in Memoriam of Sorority Past International President's Daughter

Philadelphia, PA- On February 27, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Educational Foundation of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority voted to award the Madeleine Claire McNulty Memorial Scholarship to a deserving collegiate member of the sorority. The scholarship will honor Madeleine’s life and her family’s commitment to Delta Phi Epsilon through her mother, Past International President from 1999 to 2004, Dawn Barta McNulty, Phi Sigma Chapter at Northern Illinois University.

Dawn currently serves the sorority as the Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee and Board Member for the Educational Foundation Board. She sees first-hand the needs of our sisters. Dawn firmly believes that the education that she and her husband, Tom, received gave them the ability, on many levels, to support her daughter's special needs and afford Madeleine the wonderful, full life she enjoyed.

Madeleine was a well-traveled teenager; she was born in Paris, France and grew up in Malmo, Sweden, where she and her family lived until their recent move to Illinois. Madeleine loved her summer camp experience with friends and attending concerts with her family. She was a wonderful dancer and a proud athlete, winning gold medals in The Special Olympics. Madeleine’s kind, generous spirit spread love to whomever crossed her path.

On February 24, 2017 at the age of 16, Madeleine lost her battle with epilepsy. The McNulty’s have designated the Educational Foundation to receive donations in memory of their beloved daughter.

Donations can be sent to: Educational Foundation; c/o Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, 251 S. Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or made via the website

Condolences can be sent to: The McNulty Family, 1214 Oak Creek Road, Mahomet IL 61853.

The Madeleine Claire McNulty Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a collegiate member from the pool of applicants being reviewed for scholarship at this time.

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Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority was founded on March 17, 1917 at New York University Law School as a social organization for women. The mission is to provide a sisterhood experience rich with tradition, innovation and opportunities for growth. Learn more about Delta Phi Epsilon at