On Wednesday, July 10th the brothers of Pennsylvania Beta at Gettysburg College were awarded with the Philanthropy Award at the 21st annual PA Permanecy Conference in Lancaster, PA. Nominated by Adams County Youth Services, Pennsylvania Beta Phis Stu Cubbison and Fred Reimer represented the chapter at the event. Brother Cubbison commented, “We are honored to receive this prestigious award. The Pennsylvania Beta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta takes pride in our international philanthropy as well as our involvement in the local community.”
Pennsylvania Beta has been working with Adams County Youth Services for the past decade, specifically when the brothers hold an annual “Haunted Mansion” philanthropy event. Hosted around Halloween, the event is attended by students and residents alike and has been extremely successful.
“The philanthropic efforts of Phi Delta Theta have had a very positive impact on our IL program and the youth we serve,” said Leasia Ayers-Caswell, program specialist for Adams County Youth Services. “We are extremely fortunate to be the recipients of their work and dedication to helping our community and the youth we serve.”
All of the proceeds go to Adams County Youth Services, and the money raised by the brotherhood has been the only regular source of funding for the organization’s “Team Angels” program. After learning of the award, Communications Director Jon Maddalone commented, “Adams County Youth Services has done a fantastic job over the years and the brothers of Pennsylvania Beta appreciate the recognition for the statewide award. We look forward to working with the children of Adams county and Adams County Youth Services for years to come.”
The chapter also received a citation award from the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives for their efforts.