The Epsilon-Phi Chapter has raised an astounding total of more than $15,000 in less than a month through team fundraising for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and they are just getting started. The money raised is part of the school’s collective fundraising efforts leading up to its “St. Jude Up ‘Til Dawn” event on November 7, 2014. The amount raised has currently ranked Texas Tech #2 in the nation in fundraising, standing only $6,000 behind LSU.
Brother Mark Khan, a 2013 initiate of the Epsilon-Phi Chapter, serves as the Executive Director for TTU’s Up ‘Til Dawn event.
“The Epsilon Phi Chapter of Kappa Sigma has formed twelve fundraising teams to participate in St. Jude Up ’til Dawn, raising $15,000 to date for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With a chapter goal of $30,000, Kappa Sigma is currently the number one fundraising organization for Up ’til Dawn on Texas Tech University’s campus,” said Brother Khan. “As the Executive Director for St. Jude Up ’til Dawn and a Brother of Kappa Sigma, I, with my brothers of the Epsilon-Phi Chapter, are proud to lead the charge to prevent childhood cancer and would love the support of our brothers nationwide. To quote St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, “No child should die in the dawn of life.”
The overall campus goal of the campaign is to raise $50,000.Each team has set individual and team goals contributing towards the campus-wide goal. Fundraising is done completely online in which each Brother has to lead an individual campaign of their own requesting donations from family, friends and businesses.
Brothers have created personal pages of their own in which they have uploaded photos of themselves, as well as put down their story of what St. Jude means to them, and how the money that is being donated to their campaigns is helping out an amazing cause.
To support Epsilon-Phi’s efforts, visit utd.stjude.org/kappasig to learn more and to donate.
About the Epsilon-Phi Chapter
The Epsilon-Phi Chapter was founded on May 16, 1953 and has initiated more than 1,700 members. Currently, the chapter has 164 undergraduates on its roster.