Maine Greek life raises over $20,000 for charity in April

April 21, 2022

UMaine fraternities and sororities held four events in April that raised over $20,000 for charities in Maine and beyond. 

Beta Theta Pi hosted its 29th annual Sleep Out on April 8 to support UMaine Rape Response Services. The fraternity raised over $5,000 with more than 300 attendees.

Sorority Alpha Phi hosted a Red Dress Gala on April 9, an annual event to support Heart Health through the Alpha Phi Foundation. The event raised just over $4,000.

Sorority Alpha Omicron Pi held the 17th annual Mr. Fraternity pageant on April 13. The events brought together the entire Greek community for a talent show. All funds support the Arthritis Foundation, as well as the philanthropy of winning chapters. They raised $10,000 and had over 700 in attendance

Fraternity Phi Gamma Delta held its Pie a FIJI event on April 14. Around 150 people attended and raised $1,000 for the Autism Society of Maine.

“I’m so thankful for the leadership within our Greek community, as demonstrated in particular within this last month of philanthropic events. Our fraternities and sororities enrich the lives of not only their members, but the greater community through meaningful involvement in service,” said Jennifer Desmond, assistant director for community life at the Center for Student Involvement.