Chapter Philanthropy

Chapter Philanthropy

Denver Area is working with the Tri Sigma Foundation on Endowing two scholarships to help leaders within Tri Sigma.  Click here and designate your donation to one of the two scholarships.

Carl J. & Shirley L. Urpsrung Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established by Catherine M. Ursprung to honor the memory of her parents.

Carolyn White Wallisch Scholarship

This fund was established by the Denver Area Alumnae Chapter to honor the memory of Carolyn White Wallisch. Carolyn became a devoted Tri Sigma as a member of Iota Chapter at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, in the spring of 1958. She was unwavering and steadfast in her commitment and devotion to Tri Sigma until she entered Omega Chapter in March of 2018.

As a Denver Area Alumnae Chapter member, Carolyn held positions as President, Philanthropy Chairman, Founders Day Chairman and helped create the endowment fund and playroom for Denver Children’s Hospital. She dedicated her career to education, including roles as principal, elementary teacher, leader on PTA and advisory boards, Cub Scout and Girl Scout Leader, Sunday School teacher and much more.

Children's Hospital Colorado Partnership

Tri Sigma Child Life Activity Room Check Presentation at Children's Hospital South Campus with

National President Kaye Schendel

The Denver Area Alumnae Chapter, Eta Pi Chapter at Metro State University of Denver and the Tri Sigma Foundation funded a Child Life Activity Room in 2012 for the Children’s Hospital South Campus in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. This room allows the child life therapist access to play materials for children having treatments or who are admitted for short term stays.

Having developed a wonderful relationship with the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, the Denver Area Alumnae chapter approved the creation of a $50,000 Endowment Fund for Child Life Therapy in Children’s Hospital facilities across the state of Colorado. This means that children in smaller towns will have the same play therapy opportunities as those living in Denver! The Denver Area Alumnae has completed half of the Endowment in 2016.  As partner in creating this fund The Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation will complete their match by the year 2018. 

Volunteering and donating play therapy items to Children’s Hospital is a priority for the Denver Area Alumnae chapter, but members also volunteer at many organizations across the metro area. Check out our chapter events page to see our sisters in action around the community.