Time to celebrate Day of Giving 2023!

The Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation's fourth annual Day of Giving coincided with the Fraternity's 125th anniversary celebration. With the number 125 on every Zeta's mind and the theme of Sisterhood is Timeless, the Foundation stretched the Day of Giving over 1 day and 25 hours. The results proved that the generosity of ZTA sisters is also timeless.

Although considered an unlucky day, the Friday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m. EDT start provided good fortune. The extended "day" ended at 9 a.m. EDT Sunday, Oct. 15, just before the Founders' Day Service at Longwood University streamed live to sisters across the country.

This special anniversary Day of Giving prompted 1,929 donors to contribute $392,810 to the ZTA Foundation to support scholarships, educational programming, leadership training and philanthropy efforts.

Unique ways to participate

A new way to participate helped grow the success of the Day of Giving. E-cards allowed members to send Founders' Day greetings by email or text to special sisters for just $5 each. This fun way to share Founders' Day love raised $9,086.

Late Night With ZTA, a virtual party that debuted in 2022, was streamed online from Alpha's chapter room at 10:15 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 13. Host and sponsor Marnie Marlar Frazier and co-host Keeley McDonald were joined in person by the Presidents of ZTA’s three entities, several Alpha Chapter collegians and online viewers who purchased the $18.98 ticket to have this exclusive experience.

Thank you, Sponsors!

Sixteen sisters donated $9,000 each to the Day of Giving to become 125th Anniversary Trustees. For their generosity, they received lodging in Farmville, Virginia, for the celebration weekend at Longwood University and attended a special history tour with rarely seen artifacts from the ZTA archives.

125th Trustees

  • Mardee Coyle Austin
  • Katy Fluhr Carlsward
  • Ann Johnson Conn
  • Debbie Barrett Cooke
  • Cynthia Byars Courtney
  • Sarah Duvall Gilstrap
  • Bridget Denise Higginbotham
  • Nora Nell Hardy Jackson
  • Sara Hays Johnston
  • Jenni Zottola Leger
  • Michelle Macartney
  • Stephanie Arnette Powell
  • Leah Ann McAbee Sexton
  • Bonney Stamper Shuman
  • Alicia Patten Williams
  • Shamim Syed Wu

Sisterhood is Timeless Video Sponsors

Throughout the Day of Giving, sisters shared appreciation for their ZTA experience in five online videos that confirmed how belonging, learning, serving, leading and celebrating are all timeless aspects of the Fraternity.

  • Debbie E. Buscher
  • Dr. Rachelle J. Douglass
  • Kay Dill Kreutzer
  • Sara Roper (in honor of Karen Roper)
  • Marty E. Sik
  • Dr. Stacey Verkest Voigt

Late Night with ZTA Sponsor

  • Marnie Marlar Frazier

First-Time Donor Sponsors

A sister making her first contribution to the ZTA Foundation is something to celebrate! This year, we had 82 first-time donors as part of the Day of Giving campaign. Thank you to these sisters for sponsoring that effort:

  • Sara Jasper Clark
  • Keeley McDonald
  • Dr. Darcy L. Russell
  • Malaea Nelms Seleski
  • Heather Alison Siscel
  • Katerina Vaitkus< /li>

Kickoff Sponsors

Again this year, our three Presidents (of the Fraternity, Foundation and Fraternity Housing Corporation) kicked off the annual Day of Giving with a special gift.

  • National President Dinah Jackson Laughery
  • ZTA Foundation President Carolyn Hof Carpenter
  • ZTA Fraternity Housing Corporation President Natalie Yingling Lisko

Honor our Founders Sponsors

  • Alice Bland Coleman
    • Kerry Diminuco
    • Colleen O'Reilly Hann
    • Leanne Mishelle Puia
    • Denise Frissell Rogers
  • Alice Grey Welsh
    • Meredith Harris Braselman
    • Marlene Dunbar Conrad
    • Lucia Prenzel Knudsen
  • Della Lewis Hundley
    • Nan Barkley Boettcher
    • Collete Peta
    • Aimee Wytko Wise
  • Ethel Coleman Van Name
    • Beth Sipek Cothron
    • Kris Fleming
    • Jill Burrows Levine
  • Frances Yancey Smith
    • Dana Brasington Atkinson
    • Denise Vance Fluhr
    • Sherry Server Tilley
  • Helen May Crafford
    • Leigh Ann Pruitt McClain
    • Kathy Papp
    • Karen Lowman West
  • Mary Campbell Jones Batte
    • Susie Werner Geiger
    • Kimberly Jones Ivester
    • Andrea Warner Molinari
  • Maud Jones Horner
    • Carla Martin Cobb
    • Prabha Parameswaran
    • Karla Lundgren Wheeler
  • Ruby Leigh Orgain
    • Franci Rocco Bayes
    • Liza Gundell
    • Alice McCann Mathews
    • Heather Matthews
    • Bobby Seitz Turnbull

All gifts made on the Day of Giving are undesignated. This allows the Foundation to direct the funds to the most current and essential educational programming needs of our chapters and the financial needs of our members in the 2024-2025 academic year.

Thank you to everyone who participated in any way to this year's Day of Giving. You are how this sisterhood will continue to be timeless!

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