Philanthropy Chairman

The philanthropy chairman is responsible for overseeing and executing any and all of the chapter's philanthropic events. He, in conjunction with the active chapter, plans philanthropy events for Sigma Chi and ensures the chapter’s participation in other charity events on and off campus. He is also responsible for fostering an environment in which the brothers understand and value the benefit of giving back to their community in the form of financial contribution.

It is also the philanthropy chairman’s responsibility to educate the chapter's members on the differences between philanthropy and community service. Philanthropy is the act of raising money for charity or for another organization; community service, on the other hand, is the act of volunteering one’s time to help other people, a community or an organization.

Officer Duties Include:

  • To plan, schedule, and execute the chapter's philanthropic events.

  • Ensure chapter participation in other organizations’ philanthropies and fundraisers.

  • Promote and ensure a safe and respectful environment for all philanthropic activities.

  • Maintain a calendar of philanthropy events.

  • Utilize the philanthropy committee to assist in his duties.

  • Educate members and event participants about the chapter’s philanthropy of choice (e.g., Huntsman Cancer Institute, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals).

  • Record dollars raised for each event and report these figures on the Fraternity's annual report, to the university's office of fraternity and sorority life, and to other relevant parties.

  • Ensure that all donors receive proper thanks in the form of a written letter.

  • Work with the public relations chairman to publicize successful philanthropic events.