Philanthropy

We Are the Generation to End Cancer

Our chapter, like all Sigma Chi chapters across the country, raises money every year for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, which was founded by an alumnus and former president of our chapter, Jon Huntsman Sr. ’59.

In 2020, despite a halt to our normal fundraising activities due to COVID-19, we successfully raised over $50,000 for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, in large part due to the generous support of an alumnus, David Fleshman ’61.

“When you see wonderful young people jumping in and fighting cancer, you know that we’re going to overcome it. We’re going to win. We’re going to beat this disease.

Jon Huntsman Sr., Pennsylvania 1959

Derby Days

Our annual “Derby Days” is a week-long fundraiser that teams up our newly initiated brothers with our friends in Penn sororities to compete in fun-filled competitions to raise money to fight cancer.

Concerts

In 2019, we hosted our first fundraiser concert when we brought 3lau to Philadelphia’s Noto along with the brothers of Sigma Chi at Villanova University. As with the rest of our philanthropy, the concert raised money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Check out the following video shot at our concert:

In 2020, we planned to repeat the success of our last concert by bringing Lost Frequencies to Noto once again with Sigma Chi at Villanova University. Unfortunately, the concert was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Other Causes

Our chapter does not stop at raising money for cancer. Our alumni were responsible for raising over $6,000 to help those affected by COVID-19. Our chapter raised more money than any other Sigma Chi chapter in the country.

Fundraising totals as of 5/24/2020

This past year, we also raised money for the family of Jim Wright, the late brother of our chef, John Wright. Ultimately, we raised over $3,000 for his family.

The Facebook banner our brothers used to raise money for Chef John’s brother

Following the tragic killing of George Floyd, our brothers took action by reaching out to family and friends. We ultimately raised over $6000 for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, committed towards structural change in the fight for racial justice.