Chapter Philanthropy & Service
Our Chapter’s Contributions
Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation
Epsilon Psi Chapter at UT Dallas holds several philanthropy events to raise money for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, which benefits fighting hunger. Through these fundraising efforts, we strive to raise $2,000 each school year in order to become a Jewel Chapter. The Jewel Chapter Award, which we have received for 17 consecutive years, is the highest philanthropic award given to a chapter.
North Texas Food Bank
We have recently partnered with the North Texas Food Bank in order to fight food insecurity in our community. The North Texas Food Bank has over 1000 programs and 200 partner agencies to provide more than 190,000 meals per day to local North Texans. Our chapter visits twice per semester to help the food bank sort through food, box meals, and meet the different needs of the food bank that day.
Scottish Rite Hospital
In addition to fundraising for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, we also give small gifts to our local philanthropy organization, the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Through donations, this hospital provides free medical care to over 14,000 children a year. Some of the small gifts we have given to the children of Scottish Rite Hospital to brighten their day have been mugs with hot cocoa mix and Valentines Day cards. In addition, we volunteer at Scottish Rite a few weekends every semester. When we go, we craft and play board games with the children.
One of our favorite Alpha Gam fundraisers at UTD is Penny Wars! All Greek organizations have penny jars to fill up daily with pennies which add points, but points from other organization’s jars are deducted when nickels, dimes, quarters and bills are donated. The organization with the highest amount of points is declared the winner and receives a prize for their chapter! All the money is donated to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation.
Other Volunteering Opportunities
Although our chapter is rigorously involved in helping raise funds for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, fighting hunger and Scottish Rite Hospital, we also reach out and help the community in other distinct ways. In the past, we have volunteered for several other organizations throughout the year and we plan to maintain that standard. Additionally, our group of ladies enjoys helping other philanthropies on campus, including those of other fraternities and sororities.