Tag Archives: Philanthropy

ELF at the Drive-In

12 Nov

Buddy the Elf…what’s your favorite color?


As the PR/Programming chair for the Panhellenic Council, I have spent the last two weeks tweeting ‘ELF’ quotes, posting Campus Notices, and advertising around town to get the word out about our fall event. The past few years we hosted a Halloween Carnival for the local children, but this year we tried something different and rented out Hull’s Drive-In for a FREE showing of ELF! Along with the Interfraternity Council, we opened up the Drive-In last night and had over 200 students, professors, and community members come see the show. We collected donations for Toys for Tots and raised nearly $500 for the cause. It was great to see so many people come out to get into the holiday spirit, and I hope this can be a tradition that will grow bigger each year!

Busy Busy and I love it!

28 Oct

There are always plenty of things to do at W&L!  You can be as busy as you want to be.

My email inbox is always flooded with Career Development Center events, guest speakers presenting, theater productions, RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) events, philanthropy events, social events, and ways to get involved in the community.  It can all be handful on top of my classes, but when I do get a break, I take advantage of the plentiful opportunities at W&L.  If I have spare time, I can always find a way to fill it with fun rewarding activities.

Food, Fun, and Philanthropy!

28 Oct

Buffalo wings, hotdogs, and… philanthropy?! That’s right – this month, several of our sororities on campus combined favorite foods with games and excitement to raise money for charity. Just last night, Pi Phi hosted “Pi Phi Gives You Wings,” which was exactly what it sounded like: the sorority sold hot wings from Macado’s (a popular local restaurant), and delivered them straight to students anywhere, anytime on campus. Students could also order them instantly from the ‘wing hotline’ (just text for wings!), or buy them steaming fresh from the quad. From the freshman dorms to the Woods Creek apartments, Pi Phi girls were seen walking all around campus, carrying stacked boxes of wings to their hungry and very happy owners. All proceeds were donated to support literacy in elementary education.

This was just one of the many successful food-filled philanthropy events hosted by the sororities. Earlier this weekend, KD organized its “Wieners on Windfall,” which drew large crowds with its hotdogs, wiffleball tournament, and patriotic themed costumes. During this month, Chi O also celebrated its annual Chili Cookoff, “Chili con Chi O,” which featured a competition for the best chili, along with cornbread and games, while Kappa held “Kappas Con Queso,” a Mexcian-themed fundraiser with chips and queso, music, and dancing. This is only a glimpse at some of the many philanthropic endeavors shown by our sororities here on campus. As always, they were filled with good will, good food, and of course, good times.

Relay for Life

4 Apr

This past weekend, I participated in Relay for Life on W&L’s campus. Relay for Life is an event that raises money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Washington and Lee students walked around Canaan Green in shifts from 6 pm to 6 am in order to support the American Cancer Society. Canaan Green was full of life for the full 12 hours with performances from Jubilee and other campus organizations. Over $15,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society!

Prepping for the 5k

9 Nov

I am so happy it warmed up after a chilly parents weekend because Theta has a big day coming up – the 5k with Sigma Chi!  My mom has run a few marathons, so I figured I’ve got the genes to cross the finish line at the head of the pack.  I decided I should start prepping for this 3+ mile adventure by going for a little run yesterday.  While the Lexington autumn scenery was GORGEOUS, my run was not looking so good. After giving up and walking the rest of my “run” on the Woods Creek Trail (sorry mom, guess it doesn’t run in the family),  I couldn’t help but think just how lucky I am to go to a school where there are so many outdoor opportunities in such a stunning area.  I’m hoping to get a hike up House Mountain in before Thanksgiving break to get the full affect of the leaves changing color.  Even just sitting on the front porch of my house as the sun is setting over the Shenandoah valley takes my breath away.

As far as my 5k training goes, there has been a slight change in plans.  I’m borrowing the lacrosse coach’s dog.  He will be the perfect excuse as to why I need to walk the race and won’t be seen crossing the finishing line as the champ.  I can’t wait!

Pancakes and a 5K

9 Nov

What could be a more wonderful way to kick-off your Saturday morning of Parent’s Weekend then at an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast! Hosted by Theta and Phi Psi, this fraternity/sorority duo hosted over 300 people this past Saturday… all of whom came ready to enjoy copious amounts of pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, and coffee! Proceeds went towards both organization’s philanthropies.

This coming Saturday, Theta will host another philanthropy event with the brothers of Sigma Chi. Quite contrary to sitting and eating a plate-full of pancakes, this event will having you up and running 5 kilometers!

Relay for Life

3 Apr

Last night I participated in Washington and Lee’s Relay for Life.  I was on a team with some other girls from my sorority, and the event was held near the Liberty Hall Ruins on the field hockey field.  Relay for Life is an all night event to raise money for cancer research.  The goal is to have at least one person from each team walking laps around the field at all times for twelve hours straight, from 7pm to 7am.  There were speakers, bands, and even some a capella groups to help make the time go by.  While it started out a beautiful 75 degrees, it got pretty cold once the sun went down.  Around 3:30 am, I couldn’t take the cold or the exhaustion anymore, and another girl from my hall and I came back to the dorms.  Props to everyone who stuck it out!  (I was with you in spirit, I promise.)  It was a really fun time and a good way to raise money for a very worthy cause!!