Board of Directors

Martha Lurie - President
Carre Constans - VP Grants
Sara McAllister - VP Outreach / Special Events
Debbie Dauterive - VP Marketing / Public Relations
Julie Caggiano - Treasurer
Karen King - Recording / Corresponding Secretary
Sidney Taylor McKenzie - Annual State of the Foundation Event
Ragna Henrichs - Board Development
Melanie Mouch - Historian


Voting Directors
Gwen Conner
Virginia Goble
Nancy Webb


Advisory Directors
Sue Miner
Suzanne Kelley
Joan Herrin Lyons


Committee members
Sue Alexander
Penny Bryant

Houston Delta Gamma Foundation

The mission of the Houston Delta Gamma Foundation endeavors to fill the gaps in funding and services offered by state and community agencies including the prevention of blindness, medical intervention, counseling, low vision and educational aids as well as cultural enrichment.  The Foundation is uniquely flexible in providing this support.  Since its inception in 1972, the foundation has provided direct services and over $2 million dollars to the blind and visually impaired in the greater Houston area.

This year the Houston Delta Gamma Foundation granted funds to twelve local groups that support the mission of our foundation to support the organizations who provide services for our neighbors who are blind or vision impaired.  Your contributions to HDGF have provided:

  • 10 kids vision exams and glasses at the University of Houston College of Optometry
  • Training for one guide dog to assist a blind individual at Guide Dogs of Texas
  • Outreach to visually impaired veterans who need rehabilitation services with the Greater Houston Regional Group of the Blind Veterans Association
  • New balls, bats, base accessories, newly required blindfolds and other items for players with the Greater Houston Beep Baseball Association
  • Research provided through the Retina Research Foundation
  • Custom audio descriptive recordings and readings for “Sight into Sound” broadcasted on TV and radio stations
  • Eye Care for Kids (vision exams and glasses) through the Houston Eye Associates Foundation
  • Corrective lens and frames at Frost Eye Clinic within the Legacy Community Health Facility
  • Online tool development and subsidies for iPhone program Implementation for the visually impaired facilitated by iBug Today whose mission is to Empower the Blind Through Accessible Technology Training
  • Orientation and mobility training at the Low Vision Department at the Cizik Eye Clinic

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 130871, Houston, TX 77219-0871

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Gifts to the Houston Delta Gamma Foundation are tax deductible in the United States as allowed by law.

The Houston Delta Gamma Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

The Houston Delta Gamma Foundation is not affiliated with the Delta Gamma Foundation.