Columbia, S.C. (April 7, 2020) – The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at the University of South Carolina voted unanimously to donate $12,000 between two COVID-19 relief causes. The 20 IFC member fraternities chose to make the donations in lieu of receiving a refund on semester chapter dues.
“During this difficult time, our member fraternities wanted to give back to the community by voting to allocate any dues that were not used this semester to support their peers at the university and those serving on the front lines to combat COVID-19,” said Brice Talley, IFC President. “We are excited to help in any way possible and we hope this allows other organizations to follow in supporting those in need.”
The IFC is donating $8,000 to the UofSC COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. The fund aims to help students who are facing financial hardship and other burdens due to unexpected challenges created by COVID-19.
An additional $4,000 will be donated to the Feed Our Heroes Foundation. The campaign, started by UofSC football coach Will Muschamp, uses the funds contributed to support local nonprofits who are partnering with local restaurants to provide meals to the front line workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information on the UofSC COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund or to donate online, please visit https://bit.ly/2RgS674.
For more information on the Feed Our Heroes Foundation or to donate online, please visit https://bit.ly/2Rg3X4W.
About the Interfraternity Council at the University of South Carolina: The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at the University of South Carolina is the governing body of 20 inter/national men’s fraternities. The current member fraternities represent over 2,500 undergraduate members. The IFC is committed to promoting a more united and responsible interfraternity council dedicated to philanthropic efforts, leadership development, and community engagement in and around the University of South Carolina.