Join us in 2023 as we celebrate the Houston Alumnae Chapter’s 100 year history! Thank you to all Tri Deltas who recently contributed to the Centennial Fund! Because of you, our Centennial planning committee can continue efforts to make 2023 a very special year indeed! Along with special events and commemorative items, we will continue to “tell our chapter’s story” in monthly newsletters where you’ll learn or be reminded of notable members, past chapter activities, philanthropies, and more.
Centennial Committee Co-Chairs
Looking Back 100 Years
TRI DELTA ART SHOW FOR CHARITY
Since the 1920s, when the Tri Delta Houston Alliance was formed to support collegiate chapters at the University of Texas, SMU, and Southwestern, Houston Tri Delta Alumnae have actively donated their time and fundraising capabilities to education and other worthwhile charities. In 1949, the Alumnae Chapter established the Tri Delta Collegiate Scholarship Fund. The first scholarship of $200 was given to
a Lamar High School graduate. More than $125,000 was raised through these endeavors, focusing on women’s collegiate scholarships and children’s oncology projects until 1985. In 1986 the Tri Delta Art Show for Charity, Inc. (“TDASC”) was incorporated as a 501(c) (3) charity to not only raise monies for Tri Delta selected charities but also to add an educational commitment to Houstonians in the form of varied art programs and shows. The art shows included art exhibits, art walks, children’s creative projects, and special tours of exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (“MFAH”).
Pictured above: Barry Walker, MFAH Curator of Works on Paper Laura Lee Blanton (SMU), Nellie B. Connally(Texas) and Artie Lee Hinds (USC) in 1998 with Young Man in front of a Great Oak, c. 1840 by Jean-Baptise-Camille Corot, purchased with proceeds from the Tri Delta Art Show for Charity.
The Art Show corporation funded a “Works on Paper” collection at the MFAH. This is a collection of famous 19th-century artists’ sketches and designs that the artist created before the artwork was completed. The corporation raised monies for the following causes as of 1999: Tri Delta Endowed Scholarships $137,690; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Tri Delta Accessions Fund $169,610; M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, $87,300; Sunshine Kids, $33,800; and other charities, including Ronald McDonald House; Texas Children’s Hospital Camp Periwinkle; Houston School for Deaf Children; City of Houston Municipal Arts Commission; Glassell School of Art; and Houston Grand Opera for a total of $487,400. The corporation was phased out when Houston Tri Delta Philanthropies, Inc. was established to support the Sale in 2014.
A Night at the Museum
February 9, 2023
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Shop for a Cause
April 20, 2023
6:00 - 8:00 pm
We are on the lookout for past HAC invitations, programs, pictures, stories, etc. If you have anything that you might want to pass along to Connie Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-724-6016.
Centennial wine cups, notecards and handy insulated lunch (or wine) totes are available! Pick up at The Sale or Centennial Art Show Reception. Can’t wait and need it now? Contact Kate Ryther, email@example.com or 281-788-8498. Proceeds from the sales of these commemorative items help fund Centennial Celebrations events.
Centennial Note Cards - $15.00
(10) Folded card on linen stock; measures 4 1/2 “ x 5 1/2”; envelopes included.
Lunch Cooler - $30.00
Insulated canvas lunch cooler; 14” wide x 10” high; expanded bottom. Keeps on the go food cold & holds as many as 10 cans.
Vacuum Tumbler - $25.00
15 oz tumbler with engraved Centennial logo.