“One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.”
The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma at the University of Alabama takes Philanthropy and the surrounding communities very seriously. We host many events a semester to benefit those members of society that could use a helping hand. In Phi Kappa Sigma, it is both a privilege and a duty to serve and benefit the community any way we can.
DKMS is one of our National Philanthropies and something we at Phi Kappa Sigma take part in. DKMS is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders by: creating awareness; recruiting bone marrow donors to provide a second chance at life; raising funds to match donor registration costs; supporting the improvement of therapies through research; and supporting patients from day one of their diagnoses.
West alabama Food bank
is one of our local Philanthropy organizations we take part in. The West Alabama Food Bank (WAFB) was incorporated in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help alleviate hunger and food insecurity in nine West Alabama counties including Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa.
leukemia and lymphoma society
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is our largest National Philanthropy. We have spent several years with them and have worked together to raise thousands of dollars for victims of cancer. LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. Compared to other blood cancer nonprofits, LLS is the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance cures. We have invested more than $1.2 billion in research. We are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine. This research saves lives. These revolutionary new treatments originally discovered through blood cancer research are now being tested in clinical trials for other cancers.
This an Philanthropy put on at UA every Spring that almost all brothers participate in. It is true that it only takes one little spark to ignite a flame. In 2011 that spark came from a small group of passionate University of Alabama students. They saw the potential on the UA campus to make a big impact in our community with Miracle Network Dance Marathon. The first year the organization raised $14, 952.18. Almost five years later that spark has turned into a flame. The University of Alabama Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised over $282,000 since it originated in 2011. UADM has always been a part of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement, however, this year UADM is uniting with Miracle Network Dance Marathons across the nation by incorporating the flame. The flame of hope, passion and determination.