Chapter Philanthropy


About the celebration of life luncheon

The Celebration of Life Luncheon is hosted by the Austin Alumnae chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha – the oldest alumnae chapter in continued existence in the United States. Since its founding 20 years ago, the Celebration of Life Luncheon has raised more than $200,000 for breast cancer education and awareness programs.

2018 celebration of life luncheon

The 2018 Celebration of Life Luncheon will be the 20th annual luncheon hosted by the Austin Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. For the past several years Zeta is proud to have teamed up with The Seton Breast Care Center as its partner and co-host. This year we are excited to enhance and expand care with state-of the-art equipment or through special projects or programs (80%)*, and the ZTA Foundation to support breast cancer awareness and education nationally (20%).

The 20th annual luncheon will be held on September 28th, 2018 at the new, luxurious Fairmont Hotel in the heart of downtown Austin. Julian Gold will unveil its 2018 Fall/Winter line at an exclusive fashion show specially tailored for Celebration of Life attendees. What a treat for Austin!

Registration is now open.  If you are interested in purchasing a table or becoming a sponsor of the event please contact luncheon chair Mary Evans at


National Philanthropy


Think Pink

Think Pink® is the umbrella theme for all of our breast cancer education and awareness projects. Chapters distribute Think Pink® ribbons, breast self-examination (BSE) calendar stickers and breast health tip cards throughout the year.

American cancer Society

Through its partnership with the American Cancer Society®, ZTA is the National Survivor Ambassador of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®. At the nearly 300 Making Strides walks held in communities across the country, Zetas provide assistance with survivor recognition.


As the official fan outreach partner of the National Football League, Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae and collegiate members have worked with all 32 NFL teams to spread the message of breast cancer awareness to over 5 million football fans across the country.

Bright pink

ZTA partners with Bright Pink® to educate, equip and empower our members to be advocates for their own breast and ovarian health. We bring the Brighten Up® Educational Workshop to each of our collegiate chapters, alumnae sisters and others in our campus communities.


Breast cancer Awareness month 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and across the country, members of Zeta Tau Alpha hold special events to increase awareness about early detection and to raise funds for education and research.

Pink out

Each year, Zeta Tau Alpha chapters across the country host Think Pink® or Pink Out games with their university athletic departments to raise awareness for breast cancer.