Service for Sight
Delta Gamma’s motto is “Do Good” and the women of DG have chosen Service for Sight as their national philanthropy. They raise money through annual philanthropy events, including, their most popular event across all campuses, the DG Anchor Splash, a swimming competition that combines both serious and silly races, as well as synchronized swimming routines. The event raises awareness for eye safety and the visually impaired while also raising money for Service for Sight.
CASA for Children
For over 25 years Theta has been working with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children. By hosting countless concerts, like Duke University Beta Rho chapter’s Rock the Casa, fashion shows, and 5Ks, Thetas have raised over a million dollars for CASA since their partnership began. The time and effort that Thetas across the country put into their philanthropy events and community service has helped countless children and is sure to help thousands more.
Reading is Fundamental
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is an organization that motivates and encourages young people to read. With 35% of high school students reading below grade level, the work that RIF is doing is incredibly important. Kappas host events like Reading is Key, put on by University of Missouri’s Theta Chapter, to raise money for RIF and donate books to local children in need.
Read Lead Achieve
Pi Phi also champions literacy for their philanthropic efforts. Fundraising through multiple events like Dodge The Arrow, a dodge ball tournament for First Book put on by Virginia Tech’s Virginia Zeta Chapter, and mentoring students are just a few of the ways that Pi Phis are fighting for literacy.
The Arthritis Foundation
Alpha Omicron Pi’s national philanthropy is the Arthritis Foundation. Through events like Strike out Arthritis, AOII goes Blue, and Run for the Roses 5k/10ks (like the one put on by Iowa State University’s Iota Sigma chapter which also includes an omelette breakfast), AOIIs across the nation have raised over 2 million dollars for arthritis research since their partnership with The Arthritis Foundation began in 1967, and more than half a million in 2012 alone!
Girls on the Run International
With the next generation on their minds, Gamma Phi Beta’s national philanthropy focuses on “Building Strong Girls”. Partnering with Girls on the Run International, GPhis motivate and encourage young women to live healthy lifestyles and have confidence in themselves. With events like UNC Asheville Epsilon Psi Chapter’s annual Crescent Classic pancake dinner, Duke University Eta Mu Chapter’s GPhi Jo, and University of Missouri Alpha Delta Chapter’s 5K, GPhis are raising money and donating their time to empower the young women in their communities.