February 28, 2018- Northern Kentucky University’s Delta Gamma has raised over $18,000 through their philanthropy events for Service for Sight and the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Service for Sight is a national non-profit that provides services for the blind and visually impaired, like finding long-term employment to building schools for children. The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired works to empower people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to seek independence.
This month’s philanthropy event, “Desserts with DG,” raised over $5,000. Members of Delta Gamma auctioned off 25 themed cakes and baked goods for organizations across NKU’s campus. Along with the sweet treats, a candy-filled bar, raffles, pie-a-president and candy grams were available to purchase.
“'Desserts with DG' has been one of my favorite events we host as a chapter since I joined Delta Gamma as a freshman. It is absolutely incredible to see different organizations come to not only support us but also to support those who are blind and visually impaired. Watching cakes be auctioned off for hundreds of dollars is incredible, and I am so proud to be a part of the NKU community. Thank you to all that came to support our philanthropy and a special thank you to Jullia Stephenson, Payton Sturm and Courtney Maynard for organizing such a great event,” said Meleia Michels, president of Delta Gamma.
Along with the cake auction, Delta Gamma has hosted a 5K and Anchorsplash, a swimming relay, to raise the $18,000 through their philanthropy events. The 2018 Anchorsplash will be held on April 21.
About NKU: Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit nku.edu/50.