Greeks Succeed At ‘Feeding Fayette’

Fundraiser nets $2,500 for local school youth

October 19, 2017

Any way you slice it, the recent fund drive by Central Methodist University’s Greek Life program was a winner – especially for youth in the local school system, and for pizza lovers too.

All 11 CMU Greek social groups participated in a program they called “Feeding Fayette One Slice at a Time,” and their efforts netted $2,500 for Fayette public schools. The money is earmarked for students in the school district’s free or reduced lunch program, according to Mike Rambo, CMU director of Greek Life and student activities.

Greek chapters sold frozen Shakespeare’s Pizzas to raise the money, though some organizations also donated cash from their treasuries, Rambo noted.

“As Greek Council President I would like to thank all of our Greek Organizations for taking part in this philanthropic project and surpassing our goal,” noted Abigail Moore, President of the CMU  Greek Council and a member of Sigma Pi Alpha sorority. Moore is a senior from Auxvasse.

“Our goal was a lot less than $2,500 so we are ecstatic that we raised that much and that we were able to give back in such a big way,” Moore added. “I believe all of the Greek organizations were excited to work together and raise money for the local cause.”

Members of the Sigma Pi Alpha sorority raised the most of any of CMU’s Greek chapters, Rambo said, while Tau Kappa Epsilon raised the most of any of its fraternities.

"I am extremely proud of our CMU Greek family. This project shows once again that our students truly care about our local community," CMU Vice President for Institutional Growth and Student Engagement Ken Oliver noted.

Rambo said that while many CMU Greek chapters do their own fundraisers throughout the year, he hopes they will all come together once again in the spring to do another Greek combined project to benefit a charitable cause.