Whether helping our national philanthropy (Make-A-Wish Foundation), the University community, or the local community, Chi Omegas make a difference. Each year, The University of Texas Chi Omegas commit to both fundraising and volunteering to help make a difference in the lives of others. Through this, sisters can understand the importance of service to others as a founding principle of our Sisterhood. Our current Community Service Director for 2017 is Maggie Fulcher. Her responsibilities include planning philanthropy events for the chapter and promoting opportunities to give back to the community.
Nationally, Chi Omega focuses a majority of their philanthropic efforts towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation was established to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, with the most common wish being a trip to Disney World.
In addition to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Chi Omegas at The University of Texas participate in other University events such as Dance Marathon, Cowboys & Spurs Harvest Moon, Cowboy’s Spring BBQ benefiting ARC and Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Cooking for Kids. Locally, Texas Chi Omegas support Tie Dye For Tomorrow, Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, Highland Park Elementary HOOT and Sorority Girl For A Day through Hill Country Middle School.
Live auction 2020
This year during our Parents Weekend, we held a live auction benefitting Make-A-Wish. We were able to raise over $238,000 and granted so many wishes! This has become an annual event that brings in a ton of money for our philanthropy.
Kickin' With ChiO 2016
During round up, Chi-O hosts a philanthropy event (Kickin' with Chi-O) in support of Make-a-Wish. Held in the backyard of the Chi-O house, the event not only features face painting and tons of food, but Bevo himself! The event was so successful we are planning on hosting it again this coming March and are currently looking into other philanthropic events such as "Queso with Chi-O" or "Chi O Lou Owl."