The Make-A-Wish Foundation is Chi Omega Fraternity's National Philanthropy. Since the start of our alliance, Chi Omegas have made a difference in many children's lives through volunteering time, talents, and dollars. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has honored Chi Omega for the incredible volunteer efforts of our members.
Pi Mu Raises Money for Wishes FORT MYERS, FL - The members of the Pi Mu chapter of the Chi Omega Fraternity at Florida Gulf Coast University raised over $10,000 for their philanthropy, Make-A-Wish, through a community-wide golf tournament on Nov. 11, 2009. The amount of money raised was enough to grant the wishes of two children with life-threatening medical conditions. The money was directly donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. "The golf tournament was a huge success! Granting two wishes in one event seemed like an unreachable goal, but with the dedication of the chapter, the helpfulness and encouragement of the staff at Westminster, and an abundance of support from the community, the goal was achieved! It is such an amazing feeling to know that two children will have their wishes come true because of our efforts," said Brittany Detweiler, director of community service for the Pi Mu chapter. More than 100 golfers participated in the golf tournament at Westminster Golf Club in Lehigh Acres. Entry fees for golfers were $70 for students and faculty from FGCU and $90 for adults. Money was also raised through raffle and silent auction items such as restaurant gift certificates, sports memorabilia, and NFL game tickets, which were donated by local businesses. The winners of the tournament received certificates for free rounds of golf, golf attire, and restaurant gift cards. The check was presented to the president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, Norman E. Wedderburn, on Jan. 10. The event was the most money the fraternity had raised in a single event. Their most recent event before the tournament was an all-you-can-eat chili cook-off, which raised enough money to grant a single wish.