The Chi Omega chapter at East Carolina University announced that it raised $10,400 from its first golf tournament held last November at Greenville Country Club to benefit Make-A- Wish® Eastern North Carolina. The event was part of the wish granting organization’s annual Season of Wishes campaign. More than 30 wishes representing 19 counties of eastern North Carolina were granted during the last two months of the 2013 calendar year.
“We are thrilled with the initial success of this golf event and grateful to the Greenville community for all of their support,” said Tori Piner, 2013 Philanthropic Chair for the Rho Zeta chapter based at ECU. “Our goal is to make this an annual event in the fall to complement our traditional Waffle Dinner held each spring.”
Chi Omega, the world’s largest women’s fraternal organization, selected Make-A-Wish as its national charity in 2002. Since then, the organization has contributed more than 430,000 volunteer hours and raised more than $6.8 million to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Founded in 1895, Chi Omega is the largest women's fraternal organization with more than 290,000 initiates and 172 collegiate chapters. Over the years, Chi Omega has nurtured its members, one woman at a time, with unique opportunities in leadership, scholarship and lifelong friendship - striving to provide each Sister with a commitment to personal integrity, excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits, intergenerational participation, community service, leadership opportunities and social enrichment. For more information, visit www.ChiOmega.com.