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Old 02-28-2006, 01:05 PM
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Philanthropies at Your College

Hey everyone, our Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils are having a joint council meeting about Philanthropies at our school and I was wondering how they run on your campus.

i.e. Are they one-day philanthropies?
i.e. What forms do you have to give to your respective councils?
i.e. What kind of philanthropies do you do?

If you could, just give me an example of a philanthropy that your respective chapter does and how you proceed with it at your school.. I'm just looking at this opportunity as a think tank for our Greek Life's future regarding philanthropy! =)

Thanks,

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Old 03-05-2006, 06:15 PM
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penn state, along with some other schools, do Dance Marathon

www.thon.org
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:09 PM
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I'm not sure about the forms we have to fill out but I can give you some insight to our philanthropy.

Even though we are one of the smallest chapters on our campus, we have the largest Greek philanthropy! YAY! Haha, okay.

We have something called "Run for the Roses" with is a 5/10 Run/Walk to benefit Juvenile arthritis. While it is only a one day event, we plan for it YEAR-ROUND.

For the PR aspect, we always walk around with registration forms once registration is open and try to recruit people face-to-face. There is also an online registration system.

In the Greek community, we do dinner announcements at all the Greek houses. Within the college community itself, we make flyers/table tents etc.

Also, we work together with a local running club which offers some great support. I think having these run/walks are great because it appeals not only to the greek/college setting, but also to those athletic people within the city/town community!

If a chapter maybe does not want to host it themselves, maybe it could simply be a Greek community philanthropy to benefit the greek community as a whole...

Sorry if this didn't make a *bunch* of sense, feel free to PM me to clarify anything
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Old 08-05-2006, 06:57 PM
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As far as my chapter, we sponsored a golf tournament in the past that was one day, and now we do a "Shamrock-athon", in which we rock in rocking chairs at the Cracker Barrel for 24 hours, around the clock (sounds granny, but a lot of people at my uni love Cracker Barrel). We took donations from people at Cracker Barrel, and get approval from the store. The money raised goes for a two-fold purpose, to one of our national philanthropies, Prevent Child Abuse America, and our local philanthropy, JDRF. We give the money to JDRF at the annual JDRF Walk.

The Pi Kappa Phis always did a Push for America Scaffold sit on campus, where they sat outside over the weekend and flagged down passing cars for donations.

The Kappa Alphas do a toilet sit on campus. They got donations from looking silly in the Academic Quad on, you guessed it, a toilet.

The Phi Mus do a Pie-a-Professor event in the Residence Hall quad, and that usually goes pretty well.

The other houses on my campus do not do high-profile philanthropy work. I believe they simply donate to their chapter's philanthropy monetarily. I suppose it was different for us though, because we have 4 national charities and 1 local, so we were always working on something.
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