Proceeds from Cookies & Castles Frisco benefit both
Scottish Rite for Children and the Tri Delta Foundation.
Scottish Rite for Children is dedicated to advancing treatment methods, conducting pioneering research, and educating health care professionals locally and abroad to serve its commitment of giving children back their childhood.
Scottish Rite for Children opened its doors to the children of Texas in 1921. One of Dallas’ first orthopedic surgeons, W. B. Carrell, M.D., was approached by a group of Texas Masons who recognized a growing need to provide superior medical care to children suffering from polio regardless of a family’s ability to pay. With the introduction of the Salk and Sabin vaccines in the mid-1950s, which virtually eradicated polio in the Western Hemisphere, the organization broadened its focus to other orthopedic conditions.
Scottish Rite for Children is governed by a board of trustees who are members of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Texas. Scottish Rite Masons are affiliated with Freemasonry, a worldwide fraternal organization whose members share a common desire to better themselves as citizens and members of society. Financial support from the Scottish Rite or broader Masonic groups is on an individual, voluntary basis. The organization is not affiliated with the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Tri Delta’s Foundation raises funds to provide transformational programs, scholarships and emergency financial support to empower our sisters for a lifetime.
The Tri Delta Crescent Funds provide emergency assistance to collegiate and alumnae members facing unforeseen crisis such as unexpected medical expenses, job losses or natural disasters. Through these financial grants, Tri Delta fulfills its Purpose of “assisting our members in every possible way” throughout their lifetime membership.
Tri Delta’s Foundation has more than 100 undergraduate and graduate need and merit based scholarships available to members, and each year outstanding Tri Deltas are awarded funds to assist them on their educational journey. By supporting the academic pursuits of our sisters, the Foundation fulfills Tri Delta’s Purpose of “broadening the moral and intellectual life” of our members.
Donors to Tri Delta’s Foundation help fund educational initiatives that enable a lifelong journey of development and growth for Tri Delta’s members. From leadership essentials and communication skills to positive body image and salary negotiation techniques, these powerful programs help empower our members for a lifetime.