About Our Philanthropy
Here at the Omega Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity, our Mission is simple: "To build better men through lifelong friendships, leadership opportunities, and character development."
Perhaps one of the most positive and fulfilling means of developing the character of each and every one of our members is through service to our community and our campus. Here at the Omega Chapter, we strive to instill a sense of desire to help those in need around us. Whether it be through participation in a campus sorority philanthropy event, our participation in, and philanthropic events dedicated to, the local Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, or our members' personal involvement in a variety of other opportunities, every memeber of the Omega Chapter is actively involved in making this world a better place for all. In fact, one of the basic requirements of each of our members is the involvement in a minimum of eight service/philanthropy hours each semester. Not only does this encourage positive regard for helping others, it also serves to foster a healthier relationship with the other fraternities and sororities on Georgia Tech's campus via active involvement in their events. While some places may not expect their New Members to live up to the same expectations as their brothers, the Omega Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity pushes for even greater philanthropic participation amongst its New Members, requiring a minimum of 10 service/philanthropy hours from them throughout their New Member educational period.
Our National Philanthropy
Just like most other Greek organizations, all chapters of the Chi Phi Fraternity recognize and support one philanthropic organization with each of their fundraisers and events. Since 2004, at its 139th National Congress, the Chi Phi Fraternity has been closely entwined with the Boys and Girls Club of America (BCGA), working to develop tight-knit bonds between each of its chapters and their local BCGA Club. While there are thousands of other organizations to choose from, none have a defining ideology more closely related to that of the Chi Phi Fraternity. The Boys and Girls Club of America defines its mission statement as the following:
"To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens."
This mission statement, along with the five core programming areas of the BCGA (character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation), is a huge part of why the partnership between our national fraternity and the BCGA is so successful every year. On top of all of this, the Boys and Girls Club of America is centered right here in our very own city of Atlanta, Georgia, making it incredibly important and special to our Omega Chapter.
While the national Chi Phi Fraternity has only recently paired up with the "Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network", the Omega Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity recognizes the fact that this cause is one which ought to be at the forefront of each of our minds. As a result of this dedication to ending campus assault and rape, as well as the dedication to helping survivors of such traumatic events, the Omega Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity recently donated over 1000 dollars to our fellow Georgia Tech sorority's campaign to end domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Our Chapter Philanthropy Involvement
Each year, the Omega Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity makes an active effort to show its support for our local BCGA Club, as well as many of the other Greek organization events occurring all across campus. On top of all of this, we also show our support for national efforts such as those of the St. Baldrick's annual campaing, as well as Relay for Life and Georgia Tech's annual "For the Kids Dance Marathon". This past year, our support for these causes was tremendous. Of our 55 active brothers, over 40 dedicated some portion of their time to giving back to our local Boys and Girls Club, totaling over 125 hours of dedication to this amazing organization. Additionally, we had just as many brothers take part in the annual Georgia Tech "For the Kids Dance Marathon", dedicating over 50 hours to the event, and raising over 750 dollars to the cause. While our chapter participates in many events, this upcoming Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters prove capable of launching our chapter into an even higher level of philanthropic dedication. With new ideas and endless opportunities, this upcoming schoolyear is not one to miss.
Philanthropy Chairman Contact Info
Have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding our philanthropy for the upcoming semester? Feel free to contact our Philanthropy Chairman, Michael Kim!
Monthly Philanthropy Updates
Philanthropy Mixer with Alpha Gamma Delta
On September 1st, 2016 the brothers of the Chi Phi Fraternity participated in a philanthropy mixer with the sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta for which we set up a proceeds night at Dave & Buster's in Marietta. Over the course of the event, we managed to raise just shy of $1000 to donate towards Atlanta Women for Equality, an organization here in Atlanta dedicated towards providing free legal advocacy for low-income women and girls facing sex discrimination in the workplace or at school, protecting and expanding economic and educational opportunities for women and girls, and helping our community shape our workplaces and schools according to true standards of equal treatment. This event was a huge success, and we look forward to planning other events this semester that are just as successful!
Fall 2016 Goals Report
While the success we had in philanthropy in the Spring 2016 semester was immense, the Chi Phi brotherhood is dedicated to making an even bigger step forwards this year in terms of our commitment to making the Tech community, as well as the Atlanta community, even better. We are planning to provide an even bigger impact in the lives of the children supported by the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, dedicating even more time to them, as well as to our fellow Greek organizations' philanthopies. While things are still in the works, we are planning on teaming up with several different sororities on campus again this fall to help make an impact in newer areas of the community as well. Keep your eyes out for updates about this coming fall semester's philanthropic success!
Written by Daniel Chung
End of Year Report
Overall, we had a great philanthropic semester. We volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta once every week, as well as raised and donated money to the organization. Furthermore, we participated in several large charity events, such as FTK Dance Marathon and St. Baldrick's, in addition to hosting our own Chi Phi Comedy Night for charity. Chi Phi also consistently participated in several smaller philanthopy events, both hosted by Georgia Tech and other Greek organizations. At the end of the semester, it was pretty successful.
Written By Dom D'Amico
FTK Dance Marathon
On March 4th, Georgia Tech club For the Kids hosted a ten-hour dance marathon to raise money and awareness for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. For the duration of the day, over half of the Chi Phi brothers attended, danced, and raised money for FTK. Most brothers raised over 50 dollars, with some brothers raising upwards of 200 dollars. After the whole Dance Marathon, the Chi Phi brothers had raised over 2500 dollars for the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Written By Dom D'Amico
On March 16th, half of the brothers of Chi Phi pledged to shave their heads in order to raise money for childhood cancer research. Each brother raised at least 100 dollars towards St. Baldrick's, with some of our brothers raising up to 500 or 600 dollars each. Then, each brother that raised money shaved their head to support those with cancer, and overall Chi Phi raised over 3,000 dollars.
Written By Dom D'Amico
St. Baldrick's Photo Gallery...
On February 16th, the brothers of Chi Phi put together a comedy show to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta. The show featured comics from around Atlanta, in addition to Los Angeles comedian Dave Ross. The show was a hit, and Chi Phi raised over 1000 dollars to go towards purchasing new supplies and equipment for the Boys and Girls Club Facilities.
Written By Dom D'Amico
Chi Phi Comedy Night Photo Gallery...