Delta Zeta makes donation to L.L. Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic

It was a cold, windy day when Delta Zeta sorority presented the School of Communication Science and Disorders with a check for $14,844.14. The check was made possible through Delta Zeta’s philanthropy event, Hamburgers for Hearing, which benefits the L.L. Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic. The clinic provides community services that improve communication abilities of clients, as well as an unparalleled teaching and clinical environment for students in the School’s program.

IMG_0845The sixth annual Hamburgers for Hearing fundraiser was held October 17th at the Delta Zeta house, with live music, hamburgers and games for $7. Hannah Fountain, Delta Zeta’s philanthropy chair, worked to coordinate the event. In 2013, the sorority pledged to raise $50,000 over five years, to benefit the L.L. Schendel Clinic.  Last year, Delta Zeta raised $14,275, bringing the two year total to $29,119.14.  The money will go to support clinical training for students and community outreach for children and adults in the Big Bend region with various types of communication delays and disorders.

“The leadership and initiative shown by the students in Delta Zeta is incredible,” said Larry Dennis, Dean of the College of Communication and Information.

Graduating this semester, Hannah Fountain served as Delta Zeta’s philanthropy chair and will pass the gavel to Sara Hecht, both are pictured above. Hannah was inspired to pursue a career in speech pathology by her special needs cousin and her volunteer work with children at a charter school. After graduating, Hannah will be participating in SCSD’s Bridge Program.

This year’s event raised $14,844, putting the sorority in great shape to complete the five-year pledge early. The sorority will be led in 2015-16 by President Meredith Albion with faculty advisor Phyllis Underwood.

For more information on Delta Zeta’s philanthropy, contact Sara Hecht, Philanthropy Chair for 2015-16 at For more about the L.L. Schendel Speech and Hearing clinic, click here.