The Alpha Kappa chapter of Chi Omega at NC State University
raised $16,224.87 from its 2013-14 Philanthropy Campaign as a result of pancake dinners held during the fall and spring semesters. All money raised from the campaign helps Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina grant wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions.
“We’re proud of the recording-breaking year, raising the most money in our chapter history,” said Katherine Thomas
, 2013 Alpha Kappa chapter President. “This accomplishment would not have been possible without the leadership of our philanthropy chairs, the commitment of the chapter, as well as the support of the NC State community. Knowing that the money we raise helps children in our area is especially rewarding.”
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 500,000 volunteer hours and raised more than $9.3 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 300,000 initiates and more than 170 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.