Since 2006, undergraduate and alumni members of Delta Chi have joined forces to fight cancer with The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Each year, our chapters host various fundraising events and educate their members and campus communities on the importance of philanthropic giving to support cancer research. Our strong partnership with The V Foundation allows each donor to make a greater impact on finding cures for cancer than they could ever do on their own.
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What is the V Foundation
Delta Chi is proud to have a philanthropic partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The late Jim Valvano, in partnership with ESPN, founded the V Foundation to provide cancer research grants. Endowed by ESPN, The V Foundation operates with no overhead costs, which allows all donations to be donated directly to cancer research. Since 1993, the V Foundation has awarded more than $170 million in cancer research grants and programs.
Delta Chi has been raising money for the V Foundation since 2006. As proud partners, we stand with them in the fight against cancer, by which we have all been affected in some way – whether personally, or through a friend or family member. Delta Chi is continuously raising the stakes in fundraising efforts to make a growing impact on the cause. For every $200,000 Delta Chi members raise, a grant to fund research is issued in the name of the Fraternity. These very grants may one day lead to a cure for cancer.
WEEK OF SERVICE
Delta Chi is proud to continue our Week of Service initiative. In accordance with Delta Chi’s founding date, we are recognizing the week of October 6-13 of each year to be the International Week of Service. We encourage all of our chapters to commit to serving 131 hours in their communities during this week, in observance of the 131st anniversary of Delta Chi’s Founding.
Contact your chapter coach for more information on how to set up a service project as a part of week of service.
An important part of the fraternity experience is helping others. The organizational ability of Delta Chi chapters gives us an opportunity to perform volunteer efforts and service for others. Doing so will help you grow as a member and a leader as well as increase the respect for your chapter. It is important to plan service efforts that address the needs of the local community (either the institution or the town or city in which you live) as opposed to just doing projects that seem appealing to members.
Delta Chi believes that service is an integral part of the fraternity experience and helps develop men of high character. It is our hope that during the Week of Service, Delta Chi chapters and colonies will focus their collective energy toward benefiting their fellow man by hosting an event to improve the community or by providing for the less fortunate.
You will find a toolkit of resources designed to help you plan and host a successful fundraiser for cancer research at the link below. If you have any questions about the resources below regarding the fundraising process, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with our Rules and Regulations. For questions about your fundraising page, email email@example.com.
The V Foundation
If your chapter, colony, alumni chapter, campus, etc. is hosting a fundraising event for raise funds for this wonderful cause, please make sure to let The V Foundation know. They can also assist with banners, Jimmy V. wristbands, and other great resources!