What is a philanthropy or service project?

Greek chapters make it part of their mission to support their national philanthropies (nonprofit causes) financially and physically. Throughout the year, each member of the chapter spends time fundraising and volunteering to further the cause of their national philanthropy. Many of the services benefit the Muncie and Ball State University communities. The time spent on these events is one of the many ways that fraternity brothers and sorority sisters can bond, while making a difference in the lives of others. Examples of some of the philanthropies and service projects include: Adopt-A-School, ALS Foundation (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Maine Sea Cost Mission, American Red Cross, Arrowmont School for the Arts & Crafts, Arthritis research, Children’s Miracle Network, Diabetes research, Girl Scouts USA, Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Riley Hospital for Children, Special Olympics, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and YouthAIDS.