Chapter Philanthropy & Service
Philanthropy is a major component of what makes Alpha Gamma Delta so special. For over 18 years, we have raised over $2,000 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, which supports fighting hunger. Specifically, the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation has been paired with Meals on Wheels and Feeding America. Casino Night is our major event each year. We decorate our event like a casino, open our doors to the campus and community, and have games such as Texas Hold ‘Em, Roulette, and Black Jack. Play money is sold at the door to gamble with and prizes donated by surrounding businesses and restaurants are auctioned off at the end of the night. It is a very fun and entertaining time and everyone leaves a winner!
Other Philanthropy Opportunities Within AGD
Aside from Casino Night, we also pair with other Greek Life organizations as well as support their philanthropy events. Each fall we we participate in include the JDRF Walk/Run in Peoria, and invite our friends in other organizations to attend this with us. In Fall 2017, we co-hosted the event Grilled Cheese with AGD and TKE tomato soup. We also co-hosted an outdoor BBQ with FIJI in Fall 2016. Our sisters have also attended other philanthropy events hosted by other sororities and fraternities. We believe that when we support other Greek organizations, we can contribute towards creating a unified and supportive Greek Life system.
Other Philanthropy Opportunities Outside AGD
Every member of Alpha Gamma Delta not only participates in philanthropic events that benefit the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, but also ones that help the surrounding community. Many of our members are involved in organizations such as Best Buddies, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Global Medical Brigades, Alternative Spring Break, Special Olympics and numerous other programs benefiting the Bloomington-Normal community. Each year we also form an IWU Dance Marathon Team to help Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Philanthropy is a highly important part of Alpha Gamma Delta, because not only does it benefit others, it is also a chance to build lasting memories with our fellow sisters!