Lafayette Greek organizations partner in weeklong community fundraiser
By Stephen Wilson
Hunger in Easton doesn’t end because of social distancing. That’s why philanthropy chairs at the College’s Greek organizations organized a Greek-wide fundraiser to support Family Connection of Easton and Second Harvest Food Bank.
Spearheaded by Brian Kaufmann ’21 and Sam Scott ’22, the daily fundraiser goals feature a pairing of fraternities and sororities who created challenges that are sure to draw attention in social media and, hopefully, inspire donations.
“I reached out to Chelsea Cefalu [assistant director of community-based learning and research] because I knew she could provide us with information on who needed our help the most in the community,” says Scott.
They set aside the last day of the fundraiser as an opportunity for anyone to fundraise on behalf of the two community partners.
“While the Greek organizations are hosting the fundraiser, this is a collective effort among all members of the Lafayette community,” says Scott.
Week of Challenges
Monday (today): Alpha Gamma Delta and Chi Phi
Challenge, AGD: For every $25 raised, three to five members will post a funny throwback photo.
Challenge, Chi Phi: For every $20 raised, members will send five heartfelt thank you letters to healthcare workers
By 5 p.m. today, $2,726 had already been raised.
Tuesday: Alpha Phi and Delta Kappa Epsilon
Challenge: For $250 raised, members will run a mile; $500 raised, members will learn a Tiktok. dance; $750 raised, members will do an ice bucket challenge; $1,000 raised, members will shave mullets/dye hair.
Wednesday: Delta Delta Delta and Delta Tau Delta
Challenge: For every $5 raised, members will post a video of them getting drenched in water (“Drench the Delts”).
Thursday: Delta Gamma and Delta Upsilon
Challenge: Recreating album covers in Tiktok, releasing one video of a compilation of all individual members at the end of the day.
Friday: Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi Kappa Psi
Challenge: An auction of some art made by Kappa and Phi Psi artists; with every $25 raised, a cute picture of their pets dressed up in outfits will be posted.
Saturday: Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Psi
Challenge: Members will post $30 Venmo boards and once filled, they will post a video or picture of them getting pied on social media.
Sunday: Encourage all members to fundraise and post a thank you video featuring a compilation of members of every organization doing their challenges.