Zeta Tau Alpha's National Philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness.
In 1928, residents in rural communities of the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia were the first to benefit from ZTA’s philanthropic efforts. Zetas aided the people of Currin Valley in Smith City, Virginia, where ZTA established a health center.
At the close of the Health Center in 1946, ZTA adopted the Cerebral Palsy Division of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults. Later, ZTA adopted Easter Seals. In 1970, ZTA formed an alliance with the Association for Retarded Citizens (now known as The ARC) as its national philanthropy.
Over the years, in addition to its designated national philanthropy, Zeta Tau Alpha has also supported the Red Cross, the Sunshine Kids Foundation and Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF).
Furthermore, each alumnae and collegiate chapter generally volunteers with one or more local philanthropy of its choosing in addition to supporting the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation and ZTA’s national philanthropy.
Today, our National Philanthropy is Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.