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Upcoming Panhellenic philanthropy events

Daniel Jacobi II

Iowa State’s Panhellenic community provides young women with the opportunity to make new connections, develop leadership skills and create lifelong bonds that carry far beyond one’s time at college. The Collegiate Panhellenic Council oversees 16 sororities on campus, which are made up of hundreds of women from a variety of backgrounds. 

Abigail Quaid, a junior studying journalism and mass communications, currently serves as the vice president of civic engagement for Iowa State’s Collegiate Panhellenic Council. Quaid recently assumed the position in January, which she said was a way to become more involved in the Panhellenic community after previously serving as vice president of philanthropy. Part of Quaid’s new role involves planning and promoting the various philanthropic events held by chapters on campus. These events help raise awareness and collect donations for a variety of causes and charitable organizations.

“Philanthropic events are super important to our community because we are able to give back in so many different ways than we ever really could anticipate,” Quaid said. “ I think that all of these chapters are super passionate about these events because the foundations that they are supporting go hand in hand with what they represent as a chapter.”

Events range anywhere from trash clean-ups to cornhole tournaments. Listed below are several upcoming Panhellenic events along with the organizations they are in support of.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 20: Pasta with a Purpose

Chapter: Alpha Delta Pi

Time: 5–8 p.m.

Pasta with a Purpose is an all-you-can-eat pasta bar cook-off in support of ACCESS, an assault care center located in Ames. The event also provides a chance for members of the community to sign an oath to stand up against sexual assault on college campuses.

March 23: Breakfast at Theta

Chapter: Kappa Alpha Theta

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Members of Kappa Alpha Theta will serve breakfast food as part of their spring philanthropy event. Proceeds of the event will support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization dedicated to supporting abused and neglected children while establishing permanence and providing an opportunity to thrive.

March 26: KD Shakes

Chapter: Kappa Delta

Time: 5–8 p.m.

Kappa Delta will be hosting a milkshake event in which visitors can purchase a 22-ounce reusable Kappa Delta cup. Kappa Delta’s philanthropy events benefit Prevent Child Abuse Iowa and Prevent Child Abuse America. These organizations help children in high-risk environments and work to prevent the mistreatment of youth in Iowa and around the United States.

April 16: Anchor Slam

Chapter: Delta Gamma

Time: 7–10 p.m.

Teams will compete in a pickup basketball tournament hosted by the Delta Gamma sorority. All of the proceeds will support Service for Sight, an organization that helps children who are blind or visually impaired learn specialized skills.

April 18: Kakes for Kids

Chapter: Kappa Kappa Gamma

Time: 7–11 p.m.

Kakes for Kids is a pancake breakfast hosted by Kappa Kappa Gamma to raise money for the Iowa State Dance Marathon, an organization that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network.

April 23: Chi-O Rodeo

Chapter: Chi Omega

Time: 5–8 p.m.

Chi Omega’s spring philanthropy supports the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Iowa. All proceeds will go directly to Make-a-Wish to help fund a child’s wish. The event will feature food, games, rodeo-themed decor and photo booths.

April 24: Alpha Chi Quesadillas

Chapter: Alpha Chi Omega

Time: 5–8 p.m.

Iowa State’s Alpha Chi Omega will host their annual spring philanthropy event, Alpha Chi Quesadillas, in support of ACCESS, a local assault care center in Ames. Tickets can be purchased online or at the event.

April 25: Mac Attack

Chapter: Delta Delta Delta

Time: 4–8 p.m. 

Delta Delta Delta invites students and guests to participate in this year’s Mac Attack. The event will feature a mac and cheese bar with a variety of different topping options. Participants can also nominate members of the chapter for a mac and cheese eating contest. All profits will support St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

April 28: Parade of Homes

Chapter: Panhellenic event

Time: 4–8 p.m.

The Parade of Homes is a tour of the various sorority houses on campus and is supported by all Panhellenic chapters at Iowa State. The Parade of Homes will raise money for the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation (COS). COS is an organization that raises funds and awareness for improving the lives and livelihoods of girls and women worldwide by removing barriers to education. Tickets will be available for $5 per ticket.

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