Delta Phi Epsilon’s Sorority Members Embark on a Month Long Giving Competition to Celebrate Founders and Centennial Year

Philadelphia, PA- Today, Delta Phi Epsilon sisters across the continent and beyond will begin their annual fundraising competition, DIMES for DPHIE. Launched in 2012, as a new donor acquisition campaign, DIMES has become the number one fundraiser, raising over six figures annually for the Educational Foundation of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority. The goal for 2017 is $200,000. This amount is significant as it represents raising $100,000 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the sorority itself, plus $100,000 to show the unwavering commitment to the next 100 years of giving.

The name of the campaign originated from a well-known acronym, DIMES, which uses the first letter of the first name of each founder, Dorothy, Ida, Minna, Eva and Sylvia. These five innovative women founded Delta Phi Epsilon at NYU Law School on March 17, 1917. Each year, during the month of March, collegiate chapter women challenge each other and their alumnae to donate to the campaign and help the chapter raise the most money to support programs and scholarships funded by the Educational Foundation. The chapter who raises the most money receives bragging rights, as well as, a $1,000 check to use for educational purposes for their chapter. Last year, top honors went to the Alpha Gamma Chapter at Florida International University.

In addition to the chapter challenge, there is an individual challenge. The top two fundraising individuals (one alumna and one undergraduate) will each be awarded a special gift from Tiffany & Co. Chapters who have 100% participation at $25 per sister will receive this year’s DIMES for DPHIE shirt for each chapter member. Alumnae and friends who donate $75 or more will also receive the commemorative shirt.

Follow the action on social media outlets at #dimesfordphie.

To learn more about Delta Phi Epsilon and the Educational Foundation, or to participate in DIMES for DPHIE by donating in honor of a chapter you love, yours or another, please visit: The competition ends at 11:59 PM EST on March 31, 2017.

About Delta Phi Epsilon

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