Each of the eight sororities on campus are homes to amazing philanthropies! Every chapter is dedicated to raising money and participating in topics they are truly passionate about. Additionally, the Panhellenic community comes together not only to support each others philanthropies, but we also all come together as one to engage in our local community in Orange County.
Alpha Gamma Delta
The international philanthropy of Alpha Gamma Delta is to fight hunger. Our chapter supports this cause through donating proceeds from events like the AGMAs to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to benefit our communities by providing essential support for education, service, and leadership through supporting Meals on Wheels and Feeding America. On the local level, the Delta Tau chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta supports organizations like Grandma's House of Hope, OC Food Bank, Chapman Food Pantry, and Second Harvest Food Bank. These organizations play a critical role in the fight for full plates, full minds, and full hearts.
The women of Chapman Alpha Phi host 3 different philanthropy events and raise money for 3 different organizations. Our annual Red Dress Gala is a dinner, dance, and auction event that raises money for Women's Heart Health through The American Heart Association. This is very near and dear to our hearts considering heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. We also hold a soccer tournament called Alpha Phifa where students get into teams and challenge each other. The money raised by this events goes to The Make A Wish Foundation, helping children's dreams come true. Our final event is a Male Pageant event called Mr. Alpha Phi. Proceeds from this event also go toward the make a wish foundation. The third philanthropy we have that a portion of each event goes towards is called The Alpha Phi Foundation. This supports alpha phi women nationally who are going through a hardship in life, no matter what age or location. It is a true testament to being a sister for life.
Gamma Phi Beta
Our international organization, Girls on the Run, is an organization dedicated to helping girls ages 3rd through 8th grade feel beautiful in their bodies, teach them all about self love and encourage women empowerment. The program culminates in a 5k run where our sisters acted as coaches and mentors throughout the training process & cheered on the sidelines.
Camp Del Corazon is our local philanthropy and is a fully paid for camp located on Catalina Island. It is dedicated to kids with heart conditions that make it difficult to attend regular camps. The island is fully staffed with medical personnel so the kids feel safe and have a great time.
Delta Gamma’s philanthropies Service for Sight. Service for Sight benefits those who have been effected by blindness in some form. Delta Gamma has partnered with the Blind Children’s Learning Center in Santa Ana to volunteer with the student’s there. We are also donating half of our proceeds from Kiss Booth to the BCLC and the other half will go to the Delta Gamma Foundation to benefit Service for Sight nationwide.
Tri Delta formed a national philanthropic partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1999. This partnership is a direct reflection of Tri Delta's Purpose in action as we help children live, scientists learn, and St. Jude lead in its mission of finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
In July 2014, Tri Delta made the largest single fundraising commitment by a St. Jude partner in the hospital's history–pledging $60 million in 10 years. After 3 and a half years, we are already halfway to our goal!
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Alpha Theta supports Court Appointed Special Advocates and The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation through our philanthropic efforts.
Our first philanthropy is, CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA was founded in 1977 with the aim of aiding children within the foster care system. CASA provides training to volunteers who in turn advocate on behalf of a child within the foster care system. The volunteers retain educational and visitation rights, and get to know the child on a personal basis. They directly advocate for the child in court hearings, and utilize their advocacy to ensure the child finds a safe and permanent home. Kappa Alpha Theta is currently supporting a $1 million initiative to support CASA.
Our second philanthropy is the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation was founded with the mantra of Sisters Supporting Sisters. The Theta Foundation supports its members and alumnae through grants and scholarships with the goal of supporting their academic and professional success.
The Eta Sigma Chapter supports our philanthropies through fundraising events, and hands-on service. Our chapter has hosted Cookies for CASA, KATWalk, and Corn Hole for CASA to benefit our philanthropies. Additionally, some of our members have interned at CASA, or gone on to become CASA Advocates post-graduation.
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Reading is Fundamental: This is one of our national philanthropies where we support the nation's largest children's literacy non-profit that ensures all children have access to books, as well as have the ability to read. To raise money for this cause, we hold an event every year called Reading is Key, where we go to local friendly centers in Orange and read to the children and provide them with books.
Fleurish: Fleurish is our chapter's pride and joy where we dedicate an entire week to promoting a specific cause, whether it be female empowerment or the choose love movement. Each event throughout the week is specific to a certain message we are promoting that day, and at the end of the week to cap it all off we bring in a well-known speaker to discuss these topics. All of the money raised from ticket sales go toward our philanthropy.
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation: This is our other national philanthropy that supports Kappa women through the funding of educational programs, as well as financial assistance through scholarships and grants.
Girls Academy: We have been selected as one of few chapters to participate in Girls Academy, which is an overnight retreat focused on the empowerment of middle school girls. Our chapter gets to assist a local middle school in programs for young girls focusing on their well-being and self-confidence.
Pi Beta Phi
The California Omicron Chapter of Pi Beta Phi at Chapman University proudly serves our local and national philanthropies, promoting literacy. Pi Phi spends each week doing hands on service at the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim reading and playing with the children at these facilities. This program is called CAR: Champions Are Readers. Additionally, Pi Phi is also apart of an after-school program called SMART Girls. SMART Girls enables young women to discover themselves, their confidence, and their voice through weekly activities and events! This past year, our lovely ladies started a Christmas tradition at Chapman University, called Letters to Santa. With the help of Pi Phi, and our amazing Greek Community, we were able to answer 1,300 letters for children that would not have received gifts, due to unfortunate circumstances, otherwise. We are also incredibly proud of our annual philanthropy events, ArrowSpike and Lemonade for Literacy! All money and donations raised at this event goes towards Read>Lead>Achieve, which is apart of our national philanthropy, The Pi Beta Phi Foundation.