As a Jesuit institution, philanthropy and service are a few of the values important to the LMU community. Carrying out this tradition, Greek Life spent this last week giving back through philanthropic efforts.
An article on the front page of the Los Angeles Loyolan on March 11 covered how Sigma Chi’s Derby Days, Alpha Phi’s Aphiasco and Pi Beta Phi’s Arrowspike were all held to raise money and awareness for their respective philanthropies.
During Derby Days, Sigma Chi raised money for three organizations, which include the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, The Herbert E. Darling III Scholarship Foundation and the Build a Miracle foundation, which provides several full-tuition scholarships for students attending school in Tijuana. Sigma Chi chose to donate Derby Days’ proceeds to these specific organizations as they correspond with the fraternity’s three great aims of friendship, justice and learning.
“Essentially, Derby Days is utilized to raise money that we can donate [to] the organizations we support,” said Brian Deline, an LMU junior and one of the chairmen who helped plan and organize Derby Days. “We attempt to raise as much as possible through fun and engaging events that build a sense of friendship and community on our campus.”
In the past, Sigma Chi has raised as much as $10,000 during Derby Days, and hopes that it raised just as much this year. In 2014, Aphiasco raised over $45,000 for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and this year had a goal of raising $50,000, which they surpassed with $53,000.
Read the full article by Amanda Lopez in the Los Angeles Loyolan.
Photo via the Los Angeles Loyolan.