Posts Tagged ‘Philanthropy’

Paint A Kappa Today From 11 to 5

Paint a Kappa RockSigma Kappa’s Ultraviolet Philanthropy effort kicks off today with their annual Paint A Kappa event.  Donors can choose to either give $1, $2, or $5, and in return, will receive the opportunity to paint a Kappa.  The event runs from 11 AM to 5 PM in front of Andrews Hall.

The Ultraviolet campaign donates money to four different philanthropies, which benefit gerontology, Alzheimer’s research,  Inherit the Earth, and the Maine Sea Coast Mission.

For $1, you can paint a Kappa using a cup of paint.  $2 scores a donor a balloon of paint to use on the Kappa of their choice, and $5 for a bucket of paint to pour on any Kappa.

Here are the times that Kappa’s are scheduled to be around.  I’ve heard rumblings of representatives from other chapters also getting in on the fun, though, so stop by to find your favorite person.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, September 17, 2010

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The Power of a Wish

Pie a ChiEd’s Note:  Chelsey Scott will be writing for Writing on the Mall, please give her a warm welcome.  For full disclosure, Scott is a Chi Omega.  Also, apologies for the delay in getting this article out.  Things will be much more on time now, I promise.

If you had lunch or dinner in Gilman on Wednesday, September 1, you may have noticed lots of pies outside. And not the kind of pie you eat – the kind of pie you throw. At Chi Omegas, to be specific. This year’s first on-campus fundraiser was held by the women of Chi Omega in their annual Pie-A-Chi charity event, proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, their national philanthropy. After taking last year off from the event, Pie-A-Chi was brought back by popular demand this fall. And when I say popular, I mean popular. The event raised more money than it has in the last five years with a grand total of over $600! Not bad for four hours and thirteen tubs of whipped cream huh?

Pie A ChiFor those who may have missed the event, students who wished to pie one of the women paid either $3 for a throw or $5 for a smash in the face. Not only were the Chi Omegas the targets, special guest appearances were made by Delta Tau Delta’s Derek Ensinger, Alpha Tau Omega’s Drew Schulte, Sigma Kappa’s Amber Davis, (then) Rho Gammas Alex Edelbrock and Kasey Woodworth, and student body President, Josh Maxwell. The women of Chi Omega want to send a million thanks to these individuals for being such great sports to raise money for this fantastic cause! And another thanks to all the people who paid to pie a Chi – you helped share the power of a wish, the mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation raises money to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit www.wish.org.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, September 17, 2010

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PHOTOS: ATO Brotherhood Auction

The main thing I got pictures of (before falling asleep and not getting back to Up ’til Dawn, apologies) was ATO’s Brotherhood Auction.  They raised a lot of money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Here are some photos from the event.

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Posted by    Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009

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