Sorority pledges $25,000 to benefit Schendel Clinic


By Susan Sigman
FSU Foundation

The Delta Zeta sorority at The Florida State University has announced the creation of a $25,000 endowment to benefit the School of Communication Science & Disorders’ L.L. Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic. Delta Zeta will donate the money over a five-year period, contributing $5,000 each year.

“This endowment represents a significant contribution to the Schendel Clinic and will help support our clinical training and community outreach efforts,” said Dr. Juliann Woods, School director. “We serve clients of all ages and backgrounds with various types of communication delays and disorders, so a gift of this size will have a tremendous impact on the clinic’s ability to better serve the community.”

The Delta Zeta Endowment for the Speech & Hearing Impaired will help fund support group meetings for families of children receiving services at the clinic and will make available assistive listening devices to Florida State students with hearing impairments. Additionally, to help raise awareness of the cClinic’s services, the endowment will provide resources to create educational material targeting the university and local community.

“Since our national philanthropic partnerships focus on speech- and hearing-related causes, we felt establishing this endowment was the perfect fit,” said Dalisha Herring, Delta Zeta collegiate chapter director, Alpha Sigma Chapter. “This is a partnership that we have worked to rekindle over the past few years, and we are excited to have the opportunity to create this endowment with the FSU Foundation that will provide much-needed funding assistance for programs of the clinic.”

To make a contribution or receive additional information about the Delta Zeta Endowment for the Speech & Hearing Impaired, please contact Sterling Garcia, director of development for the College of Communication & Information, at (850) 644-1364 or

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