Torch Society

Torch Society is at the heart of our sisterhood impact, recognizing Foundation donors dedicated to supporting the emerging needs of all members by giving to the SDT Annual Fund. These donors receive special recognition in publications and at events. Torch Society giving club levels:

  • Diamond: $5,000
  • Pearl: $3,000
  • Lapis: $2,000
  • Gold: $1,000
  • Silver: $500
  • Bronze: $365


A giving club exclusively for collegiate sisters!

DAMGIRL Nation exemplifies the legacy of our founders and connects our youngest sisters to a lifelong sisterhood encouraging them start their philanthropic journey with their first gift to the SDT Foundation.

Collegians are encouraged to join DAMGIRL Nation with a minimum one-time donation of $19.17 or recurring donation of $7 a month to the SDT Annual Fund. DAMGIRL Nation donors will receive an official DAMGIRL laptop sticker.

GEMs Society

Sisters who Give Each Month

  • DAMGIRL Nation (collegiate women) – $7 a month
  • Pearl (graduates of the last decade) – $18 a month
  • Lapis Lazuli (alumnae leading for a lifetime) – $36 a month

Monthly giving makes it easy to increase your impact for our sisters through recurring donations. Every month, you’ll know that you’re helping to carry the torch by providing a sustainable source of funding for the emerging needs of SDT women. GEMs Society members will receive a special club magnet for their generosity.

Annual Cumulative Giving Circles

Sigma Delta Tau Foundation giving circles help foster a tradition of philanthropy and recognize our most loyal supporters by cumulative giving levels for donations received each calendar year. Giving totals include annual fund donations, designated gifts, corporate matching programs and in-kind donations.

  • Dora Bloom Turteltaub Giving Circle
  • Amy Apfel Tishman Giving Circle
    $2,500 – $4,999
  • Marian Gerber Greenberg Giving Circle
    $1,500 – $2,499
  • Grace Srenco Grossman Giving Circle
  • Inez Dane Ross Giving Circle
  • Regene Freund Cohane Giving Circle
  • Lenore Blanche Rubinow Giving Circle

Order of the Tea Rose

The Order of the Tea Rose recognizes women who have chosen to leave a legacy through a planned gift to the Sigma Delta Tau Foundation. Your planned gift ensures a lasting impact on our sisterhood, provides tax benefits to your estate and helps carry the torch for Sigma Delta Tau women.

Planned giving options include: a bequest in your will or trust, a beneficiary designation on your IRA or life insurance policy or through a charitable gift annuity.

To learn more about joining the Order of the Tea Rose and to receive recognition for your future gifts, contact the Foundation at (317) 846-7747.