National Philanthropy Week

UM-Dearborn Greek Life is proud to partner with the Student Philanthropy Council to present our campus' first National Philanthropy Week.

What is National Philanthropy Week?

National Philanthropy Day is recognized annually on November 15. Greek Life and SPC have teamed up to coordinate a week of activities to recognize and celebrate a few of the philanthropic partnerships we have within our campus and local community - all of which will culminate in a Day of Service on Friday, November 15.

Click on the flyer below to see what we have in store for the week or scroll down for full event descriptions!

NPW 2013 Events/Programs

Monday, November 11

Ronald McDonald House with Phi Sigma Phi

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the UC Patio
Nothing like some hands on service to get our week started! The gentlemen of Phi Sigma Phi are kicking off the week for us by spending the morning volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House. 


Polar Pies with Greek Leadership Council
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the UC Patio
Stop by to Pie a member of the UM-Dearborn community! Greek Life members, students, faculty and staff volunteers will be braving the chilly November weather and pies to the face to raise money for Special Olympics Michigan's annual Polar Plunge - Greek Life's official philanthropy!

Tuesday, November 12
Card Competition Challenge with Phi Mu and Tau Kappa Epsilon
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the UC Stage
Pick your team - Pink or Red - and put your crafting skills to work for a good cause! Help the sisters of Phi Mu and the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon in their Card Competition Challenge - both chapters will be collecting hand-crafted get well and motivational cards for children and families at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

Wednesday, November 13

Gobble Down with the Deephers

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the UC Stage
Grab a canned good or two and join the ladies of Delta Phi Epsilon for their Gobble Down Food Drive! Now in its sixth year, what began as a new service pearl for the chapter has now become an annual tradition raising hundreds of pounds of food for those who need it most. This year all donated items will benefit the UM-Dearborn Student Food Pantry

Thursday, November 14

Book Drive & Awareness Ribbons with Alpha Kappa Alpha and Phi Sigma Sigma

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the UC Stage
Give a book, get a ribbon! The sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Phi Sigma Sigma will be collecting books to donate to a local nonprofit. All those who donate will be given their choice of awareness ribbon – to signify their philanthropic spirit for the day and show support for their cause of choice. Whether it’s blue for education, yellow for suicide prevention or pink for breast cancer awareness, Thursday is the day to display the colors you fight for!

Miss Maize and Blue with Delta Sigma Phi

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Quad E, FCS
Who will be crowned? Join us on Thursday evening in Quad E for the Miss Maize and Blue Pageant hosted by the gentlemen of Delta Sigma Phi. Tickets available in advance, contact any Delta Sigma Phi brother for more information. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Red Cross.

Friday, November 15

Greek Life and Student Philanthropy Council Day of Service

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Kochoff Hall
It’s how we started the week and also how we’re going to bring it to a close – members of Greek Life and the Student Philanthropy Council will spend Friday morning doing various hands-on service activities. Projects include volunteering at the Environmental Interpretive Center, making fleece blankets for Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center and performing Random Acts of Kindness in the Dearborn community.