In addition to academic grants, loans and scholarships, protecting the gift of sight is one of Delta Gamma's highest priorities. Since 1936, Delta Gamma's philanthropicpurpose has been to stop blindness before it starts. We have funded genetic research, low-vision adaptive devices, tapes, Braille books and hundreds of life-enhancing programs. Our members have helped men and women in hundreds of ways to obtain independent living skills, increased communications and mobility skills.
Collegians and alumnae participate in service and fund-raising projects in hundreds of ways. They work with individuals who are blind and organizations which serve them. Delta Gammas give more than 96,000 Service for Sight volunteer hours each year, one volunteer at a time, each leaving her mark on the world. The knowledge that "half of all blindness can be prevented" provides the motivation for the work Delta Gammas do. These projects offer each member, from the newest member to the most elderly alumna, an opportunity for personal involvement through service to her own campus and community.