TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Once a semester, each sorority and fraternity has the chance to raise money for their philanthropy of choice.
Last week was dedicated to Phi Mu’s philanthropy, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
The Phi Mu sisters hosted several spirit nights at local eateries to raise money, but their main event is what the organization is known for.
“Our main event is dodgeball, so organizations or anybody on campus can put in a team and they pay an entry fee, and that’s like a big like competition thing that everybody comes out to, fraternities and the sororities love it,” said Phi Mu Philanthropy Chair Madison Wood.
According to Wood, on average, TROY Phi Mu raises $20,000 each year for The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Birmingham.
“We get a percentage of that money which we give to children’s, and then we also have a donor drive set up throughout the whole week that people can donate through the link and that goes directly towards Children’s,” Wood explained.
TROY Phi Mu members will see the direct impact of its fundraising when sisters visit the hospital in Birmingham this upcoming spring.
“Being the philanthropy chair and seeing like how much the girls in our sorority care about raising money, and how like they are trying to be so hands on and to see that they care about our philanthropy and what we are here for its just a rewarding feeling,” Wood told TrojanVision.