## Donate to ALD

**Donate to Alpha Lambda Delta**

In 1924, Dean of Women Maria Leonard founded Alpha Lambda Delta in order to honor exceptional students at the University of Illinois. Ninety-one years later, Alpha Lambda Delta is still celebrating success!

*Click here to donate to ALD via our secure donation page*

Why give to Alpha Lambda Delta?

Since the Great Recession of 2008, the cost of higher education has far exceeded the rate of inflation. Between 2001 and 2010 the cost of a university education soared - from 23% of median annual earnings to 38%; in consequence, student debt has doubled in the past 15 years. Two-thirds of graduates now take out loans.

Alpha Lambda Delta helps members meet these rising costs with scholarships and fellowships. Since Alpha Lambda Delta offered its first fellowship in 1940, over 1,350 students have received over $2.75 million from Alpha Lambda Delta. Annually, Alpha Lambda Delta awards almost $200,000 in scholarships and fellowships, but we want to do even more! Your support can help us surpass $200,000!

How can I give?

You can show your support for Alpha Lambda Delta by using this link to make a contribution on our secure online donation page. Alpha Lambda Delta is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so your gift is tax-deductible. If you'd like more information, you can read our gifting policy.