True North is a shelter that provides victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse safe housing, advocacy, and support.They also provide education about domestic/sexual violence, outreach for community education and awareness for all ages, a hotline for support and referral information, Domestic Violence Enforcement Unit (DOVE) Advocacy, court advocacy, hospital advocacy, counseling for trauma recovery, and weekly support groups for ones recovering from relationship and sexual violence. Their current facility is able to hold about 25 women and children comfortably. The staff is a core group of dedicated volunteers that ensures victims access services 24/7.
Fall Events: Walk a Mile in their Shoes & Burgers and Fries with Alpha Chi
Spring Events: These Hands Don’t Hurt Week with Alpha Kappa Lambda & Swishing’ for a Mission to End Domestic Violence Basketball Tournament
The Ronald McDonald Houses as well the Alpha Delta Pi foundations provide a “home away from home” for individuals in new and sometimes scary information. While the Alpha Delt Pi foundation provides support for sorority women (financially, emotionally, any way). The Ronald McDonald Houses provide a safe space that is very near the hospital for those families with patients receiving medical care. The Ronald McDonald House provides a place to shower, eat, socialize and relax all for free. These houses connect families in similar situations and often these spaces can be critical for families going through trialing times. The Ronald McDonald House also offers amazing ways to give back and our girls help at the Mid-Missouri location each week.
Each week we cook dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Missouri we also serve at their Red Shoe Gala and comepete in their Pop Tab Pandemonium. On campus, we host a late night burrito/nacho dinner as well as a kickball tournnament in the Spring. And in the fall is our late night waffle dinner, wafflepalooza.
In 1956, Alpha Phi Foundation was one of the first women’s fraternities to establish a Foundation. Demonstrating the philanthropic spirit of love and charity intended by our Founders, the Foundation was created as a trust to award grants specifcally for scholarship and cardiac aid. Today, the original priorities of Alpha Phi Foundation remain.
Fall Events: Red Dress Gala & Poker Tournament
Spring Events: Alpha Pizza & Alpha Phifa
Since 2002, Chi Omega has proudly partnered with the Make-A-Wish foundation. Our members raise money to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. In the United States, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. Chi Omega is proud to fulfill some of these wishes, and each semester our chapter adopts ‘wish kids’, children from Mid-Missouri who are looking to have their wishes granted through the foundation.
Fall Events: Night Own Nachos & TBD
Spring Events: Wish Week – Waffles for Wishes & Chi O Games Dodgeball Tournament
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded in 1962 by Danny Thomas, is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on pediatric oncology. It is located in Memphis, Tennessee. Their patients range from the ages of 1-18 years of age. The hospital costs about $2.4 million to run every single day. Even with those numbers, patients of St. Jude never pay a single dime for their time, stay, and treatment. It is very near and dear to Tri Delta’s heart and this past year we raised over $98,000 for St. Jude.
Fall Event: Triple Play
Spring Events: Sincerely Yours / DHOP
Our philanthropy, Service for Sight, supports the four schools founded by Delta Gammas for the visually impaired and other North American organizations that promote sight preservation and conservation. Our new “Service for Sight: Joining Forces” Program, developed by the Delta Gamma Fraternity and Foundation team, is a program intended to unite our membership as we further enhance our existing Service for Sight philanthropy.
Fall Event: Anchor Splash
Spring Event: Hoops for Troops
Gamma Phi Beta hosts 2 events every year in support of our beneficiaries, Girls On The Run and Hearts for Huntingtons! Moon Ball is a fun and active event where Greek teams compete in a volleyball tournament in order to raise money. Grilled Cheese with the G Phi B’s is our second event where we charge a small fee to anyone in the community and serve them a meal.
Kappa Delta supports Prevent Child Abuse America, Rainbow House and Girl Scouts of America. Kappa Delta has been a proud supporter of Prevent Child Abuse America, an organization founded by the late Donna Stone, one of our own Kappa Delta sisters. Kappa Delta also supports Rainbow House, a local emergency shelter, homeless youth program, and children’s advocacy center. In addition to this, Kappa Delta created the Confidence Coalition to address the many issues that diminish confidence in women and girls. Because we believe in a world of confident, healthy women and girls with positive self-image, big dreams and support for one another, we also partner with Girl Scouts of America.
Shamrock Week / KappaDillas / Kendra Scott Pop-up Shop
We host our annual Kappa Klassic golf tournament every fall to raise money for our beneficiaries, nationally: Reading is Fundamental and locally: Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center. Reading is Fundamental promotes literacy among America’s youth through providing schools with books that the kids can take home, and support the education of children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to read at home. This time spent reading is vital to future literacy and success of the kids! Cedar Creek is a therapeutic horseback riding center in Columbia, MO that aids in recovery and provides therapy to a multitude of people. War veterans seeking PTSD treatment, children with different physical abilities or speech developmental issues, and many others can all benefit from therapeutic riding! Kappa Kappa Gamma is Cedar Creek’s main source of support and we cherish our partnership and weekly involvement with them!
We hold the annual two week Kappa Klassic golf tournament in the Fall for the Fraternities and our fathers to participate in. We also volunteer three times a week at Cedar Creek assisting riders with the 9 week Spring and Fall sessions. We also have an annual RIF “Reading is Key” event at Blue Ridge Elementary School in which we go to the school, read to the kids and donate books for every kid to take one home!
Pi Beta Phi focuses on countering illiteracy in the U.S. We believe that if you invest in a child, you invest in change. The money we raise through Arrowspike and Mr. Pi Phi will go towards our two beneficiaries. Furthermore, we don’t just write a check off to our organization. We get hands on experience by volunteering at local Columbia schools.
Fall Event: Mr. Pi Phi
Spring Event: Arrowspike
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization that raises money for medical research as well as community awareness for different children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. Each day, CMNH works with and provides treatment for thousands of children with illnesses ranging from cancer to diabetes and even babies in the NICU. Here in Columbia, we have the MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the on-campus dance marathon, Mizzouthon, who we can work with and fundraise for.
In the fall semester, we have our Miracle Week which involves a week of profit shares around Columbia with the Thursday night being the date of our Meals for Miracles, where we serve unlimited mac and cheese and chicken nuggets to people who buy tickets. The weekend after Miracle Week we have a basketball competition called Just Mu It where teams play to win the Miracle Cup while fundraising for CMNH. In the spring, we are starting a late night dinner called Phiesta con Phi Mu where we will serve Southwestern/Mexican food.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic with someone in the United States developing it every 66 seconds and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. This is why Sigma Kappa is committed to putting an end to Alzheimer’s by creating a major funding stream to the national Alzheimer’s Association for research to find a cure. Through Alzheimer’s disease and gerontology-related research grants from the Sigma Kappa Foundation, Sigma Kappa has become one of the nation’s leading private contributors to Alzheimer’s disease prevention, research and treatment efforts. Since 1989, the Sigma Kappa Foundation has granted more than $3 million in research grants including the lead gift of $1 million for the Women’s Alzheimer’s Research Initiative. The gift funds clinical research focused on women, as well as studies led by female researchers who are working to advance Alzheimer’s and dementia science. The Maine Seacoast Mission provides for families on Maine’s islands and along the coast by providing healthcare for fishermen to food for families and life-changing opportunities for kids.
Fall Event: Walk to End Alzheimer’s & Sigma Kappachino
Spring Event: Ultra Violet Week – Sigma Kappatizers & Sigma K Cup
The Tri Sigma Foundation raises money to support the philanthropic initiative of Sigma Serves Children through grants that fund therapeutic play/child life programs and March of Dimes, a national organization committed to serving expectant mothers and their babies.
Fall Event: Kindergarten Dinner
Spring Event: Chacos & Tacos
Zeta Tau Alpha’s National Philanthropy is Breast Cancer Education and AwarenessThe Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation fulfills the founding principles of our Fraternity by providing support for programs that are educational, philanthropic and leadership-oriented. Think Pink® is the umbrella theme for all of our Breast Cancer Education and Awareness projects. Chapters distribute Think Pink® ribbons, breast self-examination (BSE) calendar stickers and breast health tip cards throughout the year.
Fall Events: Chick Fil A with ZTA & Pink Out Games with Mizzou Athletics
Spring Events: Pink Pancake Late Night Dinner, Bright Pink Speaker & Kickball for Cancer
Circle of Sisterhood
The University of Missouri Panhellenic Associated adopted the Circle of Sisterhood as the council wide philanthropy in 2013. The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation will leverage the collective wisdom and influence of sorority women to raise financial resources for entities around the world that are removing educational barriers for girls and women facing poverty and oppression. If you are interested in learning more, head on over the Circle of Sisterhood page!