On Saturday, August 20, 2016, members of the Gamma Mu Alumni Association, Gamma Mu undergraduates, and friends, participated in the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Annual Softball Tournament at South Ardmore Park in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. This is a community service foundation dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. The brothers played, raised money and donated money. All involved had a great time while helping to raise $30,000 for Childhood cancer research.
Beta Beta Kicks-Off APD's Fall Philanthropic Work by Aiding a Children's Cancer Charity at "Ferragosto"
On Sunday, September 13, 2015 our Brothers of Beta Beta Chapter (Manhattan College) raised money and awareness for the "Love Holds Life" organization. Love Holds Life is a childrens' cancer foundation which helps the families of children with cancer pay for the medical expenses that their insurance does not cover. This non-profit organization benefitted greatly from the good work of our Beta Beta brothers.
The event was held in the Little Italy section of the Bronx within the context of "Ferragosta" -- a festival sponsored by the Belmont Improvement District which works to revitalize Little Italy.
(On an Italian tradition, "Ferragosta" is a time festival time in Italy and San Marino that occurs starting on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary -- so our Beta Beta brothers helped charity AND Italian Culture all in one day). Faciamus!
It was a busy semester of service and philanthropy for our Delta Upsilon Chapter at Robert Morris University. Chapter Secretary Adam Etzel (Delta Upsilon '13) has reported the following service and philanthropy projects carried out by the Chapter thus far this spring semester:
The Brothers of Beta Lambda were leaders during Homeless and Hunger Week at St. Francis University. They led prayer, and partook in various events to focus attending on the plight of the homeless and the hungry. Chapter Brother Dorian Drake submitted these photos from this special week of service, compassion and prayer.
Brother John Gifford of Beta Omicron relayed this article: One of our brothers had a family friend diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Shortly after his passing, The Daprile family decided to do a pancake breakfast in his honor at Canfield High school on February 1st, 2015 to help raise money for his family in need. Beta Omicron Chapter reached out to various organizations on campus, and received donations from friends, family, and local businesses. Beta Omicron Chapter, along with other campus organizations showed up to make pancakes and sausage, run the Chinese auction, bus tables, and serve. It was incredible to see all of the fraternities and sororities at YSU come together for someone they did not even know. We had a tremendous turn out with over 500+ people in attendance. This was our biggest philanthropic event ever! Over $23,000 was raised and donated, along with every brother of our chapter working hard from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Although, nothing could surpass the feeling of helping out John's family and the people in our community that support us and our chapter.
On Thursday morning, February 12, 2015, the brothers of Delta Epsilon (John Jay) lent a hand to those in need. A dozen-plus brothers generously gave their time to gather and give food to those unable to get meals for themselves by partaking in the Meals of Wheels program. This charity event proved to be a great success for the Delta Epsilon Chapter, and they look forward to continuing to do their good work in the name of Alpha Phi Delta. Faciamus!
On Saturday, January 17, 2015, the dedicated brothers of our Gamma Pi Chapter (Ramapo State College of New Jersey) attended the Ramapo College Greek Leadership Retreat in Manhattan, New York.
As part of that Leadership Retreat, Gamma Pi brothers Mark Power, Anthony Onorati, Dan Noonan, and James Bryan helped to spread mulch in a local public park through conSERVE, a nonprofit organization.
The brothers of Delta Delta Chapter visited Central Office several times in the past few weeks to help Central Office keep itself in working order. What was done? A clean-up of the office, reorganization of supplies, inventorying of supplies, and tons and tons of filing. Delta Delta won a special award from the National Fraternity a few years back thanking them for the thousands of hours of service that they have put in at Central Office. The good work continues!
Our Beta Iota Chapter (Utica College of Syracuse University), in a spirit of service, did many charitable and philanthropic events this year.
These events include:
All of these events, with the details about them were were reported to the fraternity in the chapter annual report to Central Office.
On Saturday, August 23, 2014 the brothers of Gamma Mu Chapter (Richard Stockton College) started their school year early, by partaking in a charity event for childhood cancer research. The brothers of Gamma Mu trekked to Wynnwood, Pennsylvania to engage in a fund raiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand, a charity that supports cancer research. The brother got donations, helped with raffles and promoted other items being sold. The highlight of the day was a softball tournament which our brothers have been heavily involved in for several.
This was the third year that Gamma Mu was a key player in this fund raiser. Chapter President Dominic Pinto informed Central Office that in spite of bad weather, between entry fees, donations collected, food, raffles and t-shirts sold, the event raised some $18,000 for that charitable cause.
Service to the Community
This page highlights select service projects from our Chapters. Every Chapter in Alpha Phi Delta is encouraged to provide service to their community or for a worthy philanthropic effort.