2022 Outstanding Foundation Volunteer: Tracy L. Garner

Indianapolis, July 20, 2022 – With a big heart and a passion for helping others, Tracy L. Garner motivates and leads teams in her volunteering efforts, raises money for the causes that she believes in and donates her time, talents and skills to organizations and causes wholeheartedly.

It is for her continued enthusiasm and demonstrated leadership skills that Tracy Garner has been named the recipient of the 2022 Foundation for Fraternal Excellence Outstanding Foundation Volunteer Award. Her award will be presented on Tuesday, Aug. 30, during the FFE Awards of Distinction Program, part of FFE Seminar.

A member of the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation Board of Trustees since 2010, Garner has aided in the growth of the Foundation in profound ways. Through committed connection and careful listening to donor stories and priorities, she builds trust and a deep bond with each sister while emphasizing the importance and value of the ADPi Foundation.

Regarding their shared time on the Foundation Board, Kathryn Karrh Cashin, Ph.D. shared, “Tracy has also made the inner workings of the trustee board more professional and productive. … She has applied her leadership skills to make the trustee board more effective, which indirectly enables fundraising success.”

“While Tracy is exceptional as a donor and donation steward, the quality that makes her most powerful is her gift as a multiplier. I refer to her as a multiplier because she doesn’t just rest on her accomplishments as a Foundation volunteer – she helps new volunteers acquire the skills and knowledge they need to be successful trustees or committee volunteers in a way that is suited to them,” said Amalia Cochran, Alpha Delta Pi Foundation vice president of grants.

In addition to volunteering her time with Alpha Delta Pi, Garner donates time and capital to Atlanta’s Ronald McDonald House and March of Dimes, she has served as a corporate leader and top fundraiser in the Atlanta Jingle Bell Run, hosted by the Arthritis Foundation, and chaired the Atlanta Women in Technology Board for the past three years. “She has ambitious goals for the organizations she volunteers for and doesn’t know the words ‘it can’t be done,’” said Pat Evans, past Alpha Delta Pi Grand Council member.

She’s always thinking about ways to network and connect the people she knows with the causes she thinks will inspire them to give philanthropically. She is tireless, intentional, loyal, inclusive and continually empowers and motivates others to volunteer their time and donate what they are able.

Garner is a volunteer leader who gives her whole self to ensure the success of each organization she supports. She is passionate about volunteering. She is strategic, generous and a phenomenal example for generations of sorority women.



The Foundation for Fraternal Excellence (FFE) cultivates a culture of philanthropy and care across the fraternal community. Often known as the “heart” of a fraternal organization, foundations and fundraising professionals come together to comprise the FFE membership and benefit from programs, services and resources for fraternal fundraising. The FFE also offers scholarships to graduate students and professionals for continuing education, provides operational support for new and emerging fraternal foundations, and works hand-in-hand with fraternal communities and the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) to strengthen and improve the entire fraternity/sorority experience.