Letter From the Philanthropy Chair
Philanthropic work has been a priority for Phi Mu Fraternity since its inception. While most chapters express their philanthropic activities through volunteerism, Phi Mu has an official national philanthropy to which all chapter contribute. At the 1986 national convention, Phi Mu adopted the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as a national philanthropy.
Phi Mu’s Epsilon Pi chapter here at Tarleton has the honor in donating to Cook’s Children's in Fort worth. We make this possible by putting on philanthropy events open to the public and to students on campus. Every year we take part in the bear drive. While the bear drive seams small it impacts not only the patients but the chapter as well. Last year I had the honor in going to Cook’s to drop off the bears, and was able to hear about how one simple bear can give an individual the hope they need to continue their journey.
Not only does Phi Mu contribute to Cook’s the chapter also volunteers and donates to local places within Erath county. Within Phi Mu, there is a foundation specific to the chapters. It is called the Phi Mu Foundation and this is where every member donates $18.52 to help with educational purposes. Over $100,000 in grants are given out each year. The Phi Mu Foundation is very important and plays the role in “sisters helping sisters.”