We are currently fundraising for our Chi O Carnival event philanthropy event on April 7th. To make donations in support of Make-A-Wish you can click this link:
Thank you so much for your support!
This is Hayley Patterson and I am so honored to have the opportunity to be the Philanthropy Chair for Chi Omega this year.
Make-A-Wish believes that wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish and drives everything they do. This past year Auburn Chi Omega raised $68,873.82, allowing us to grant 22 wishes!
We held two events that helped us reach this goal. Our first event this year was a tailgate with Sigma Nu Fraternity on A Day, sponsored by MugShots. We ended the event with a burger eating challenge, which we all loved to watch. This past fall, we held our bigger event, Wake up for a Wish. This was at Farmhouse Fraternity where we had pancakes and a band played. It was such a success and raised over $60,000. Along with both of these big events, we had a parent’s day auction, Letters to Santa, and a couple of benefit nights. Shout out to Lindsay Rohrer who did an amazing job! None of this would have been possible without all of her hardwork.
We are planning on continuing a lot of these events this year because they were so successful. We really want our focus to be on what Make-A-Wish is all about. Make-A-Wish is about giving hope and excitement to kids with life-threatening illnesses and we want to make every one of our events centered on this excitement. We have so many ideas that we are in the process of planning and can't wait to share it with you. We would love y'all to join us as we begin to raise support, hope, and excitement for these kids. This is something we are both so passionate about and believe so fully in. Let's make 2017 the best yet!
Crawfish with Chi O
Wake up for a Wish
A-Day Burger Challenge
Chi Omega and The Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 and grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience through hope, strength, and joy. Nationally, Chi Omega has donated over $13 million and granted more than 760 wishes since our partnership was established in 2002. So far, our chapter has donated $492,211 to the Make a Wish Foundation. Auburn Chi Omega has been the largest donor in the state of Alabama for a couple years now, in addition to being one of the top Chi Omega chapters in the nation concerning philanthropy donation and participation. We are humbled by the impact that Make-A-Wish has on so many families and feel blessed to serve and be a part of this wonderful organization!
For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit http://www.wish.org