Welcome to our first Philanthropy Spotlight! Adam Block Design loves to give back, and since philanthropy is a huge part of Greek life, why not showcase some of the awesome things YOU do for your community!
Our first featured group is Delta Phi Epsilon at University of Miami! Their philanthropy basketball tournament Hoops for Hope benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. With the help of friends, family, and other organizations, they were able to raise an incredible $65,000!
Part of the funds for this annual event come from fraternities at University of Miami, who create teams to compete in Hoops for Hope. Delta Phi Epsilon also holds a “Deepher Dude” pageant, in which fraternity members participate in a talent competition for the chance to be crowned the chapter’s “Deepher Dude.”
Emily Powell, a member of Delta Phi Epsilon, says, “Hoops for Hope and Deepher Dudes are extremely fun and heartwarming events that bring many Greek life organizations together in an effort to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Many people who aren’t involved in Greek life also participate and it helps raise awareness for such a terrible disease.”
The chapter also presents ANAD week each spring–a week of fundraising for National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. In addition to raising money, they host wellness events on campus and members push their message all week to help raise awareness, promote body positivity, and fight eating disorders. Delta Phi Epsilon members at University of Miami are proud to promote self love and healthy eating habits through activities like yoga and workshops with a nutritionist each semester.
We’re so excited to see all the great things happening on this campus! Keep up the amazing work!
Contributed by Emily Patterson