The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values' Greeks for Good Program- www.greeksforgood.org- Launching in April
Greeks for Good is a collaborative grassroots fundraising platform that mobilizes members of Greek organizations to "do good" for their causes, their organizations, and themselves all while learning about the benefits of a life filled with philanthropic giving.
Goals of the Program:
Strengthen the relationships between Greek organizations and their philanthropic partners
Raise money and support for the missions of fraternity and sorority foundations and their partner charities
Provide fraternity and sorority members with the opportunity to achieve personal goals while raising funds for causes that are important to them
Provide a fundraising platform that makes raising funds for preferred causes simple
Enable Greek organizations and campus Greek communities to mobilize their membership bases to “do good.”
Create experiences for Greeks that boost pride, engagement, and philanthropy
Cultivate young philanthropists within the Greek community
Enhance the Greek Community’s collection of philanthropic activities at both the overall and campus level in a collaborative manner
Teach participants the true meaning and value of philanthropy and goal-setting through self-guided philanthropy curriculum
Generate positive news about the Greek community in order to change perspectives and attract more members
Connect with our core value of making a positive difference in our global community leveraging the opportunities we have as fraternity/sorority members
Participation in the Greeks for Good program will be possible on many different levels. View the links below for more information on ways to get involved.
For more than a decade, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity’s undergraduate chapters and alumni clubs have raised money, awareness and support for The ALS Association and the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Phi Delta Theta’s connection with The ALS Association is through Lou Gehirg, who was a member of the Fraternity’s chapter at Columbia University.
In February of 2010, Phi Delta Theta launched an initiative called Iron Phi. The concept of Iron Phi was developed as a way to strengthen both Phi Delta Theta and its impact on the fight against ALS. Through the fundraising efforts of members participating in marathons, triathlons, bike races or other athletic challenges, the Fraternity is mobilizing its membership base to help the Phi Delta Theta Foundation and The ALS Association achieve their missions. The goal is to raise more than $1 million dollars within the first four years of the program. In 15 months, Iron Phi has raised $170,000 with 50% of dollars raised going to both the Phi Delta Theta Foundation and The ALS Association.
Iron Phi is:
Strengthening the partnership between Phi Delta Theta and The ALS Association
Raising money and support for The ALS Association (ALS Research)
Raising money and support for the Phi Delta Theta Foundation to support educational programming within Phi Delta Theta
Providing members of Phi Delta Theta with the opportunity to achieve personal athletic goals
A few quotes from Iron Phis:
"I am trying to become an Iron Phi because it is a great initiative and program that will benefit a great number of people and will better me as both a man and as a Phi. I am an athletic individual who is very goal oriented and I felt that this would be a great way for me to combine both by setting a physically demanding goal for myself, trying to accomplish it, and bettering myself while helping others."
“As a Phi with ALS, I want to serve the fraternity as I am able. The fraternity's dedication in the struggle to find the cause, a treatment and/or a cure might not help me but possibly my brothers that follow.”
“I decided to become an Iron Phi not only to better myself, but also to help raise monetary support and awareness for my cousin who was just recently diagnosis with ALS.”
“A year ago I struggled to walk up a flight of stairs without running out of breath. As a former college athlete, I was disappointed in myself for putting my health on the back burner following graduation. Iron Phi has allowed me to become a healthier person and gave me the opportunity to complete something that I once would have thought was impossible.”