WILMINGTON — Wilmington College’s Greek-letter organizations raised more than $8,000 in a recent fundraising drive that will benefit a host of non-profit organizations and WC families experiencing recent hardship.
Sigrid Solomon, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, congratulated the students for their leadership. “This is another example of how students are making a difference in their local community,” she said. “This exemplifies two of Wilmington College’s core values — community and service.”
Several local organizations are among the recipients of the goodwill exhibited by five fraternities and six sororities.
Indeed, Delta Omega Theta sorority, with $1,817, teamed with Sigma Zeta fraternity, with $359, in raising $2,176 for Hope House in Wilmington while Sigma Alpha sorority singlehandedly delivered $2,167 for the Clinton County Imagination Library and Tau Kappa Beta fraternity took in $600 for the Clinton County Youth Council.
Two sororities, Psi Beta Omega, with $663, and Alpha Phi Kappa, with $291, combined to raise $954 for the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Other national organizations that benefited are Prevent Child Abuse America, which received $1,056 from Kappa Delta sorority, and Be the Match Foundation, a cancer patient-support organization that received $210 from Farmhouse fraternity.
Delta Theta Sigma fraternity and Gamma Beta Eta sorority raised funds that assisted families associated with WC students/alumni who recently suffered tragic loss of life in an accident and property loss in a fire, respectively.
Michael Allbright, associate vice president for student affairs and director of Greek Life, also lauded the Greeks, who have a nearly 115-year history of service to the Wilmington College campus, local community and beyond.
“This latest impressive effort, by all 11 active Greek letter organizations, echoes that commitment to local service and philanthropic efforts,” he said, noting WC’s Greek Life area challenges the Greek organizations’ alumni community to match this recent virtual fundraiser.