The University of Washington Greek community has a number of highly notable philanthropies hosted by sororities that draw participation from virtually all of the 33 IFC-recognized fraternities on campus. This creates a hotbed of rivalry as fraternities raise money and compete against one another in a wide variety of events. Among these, Alpha Gamma Delta’s Mr. Greek (supporting Treehouse for Kids) and Delta Gamma’s Anchorsplash (supporting Service for Sight) standout as the most prominent, competitive, and highest grossing.
Washington Alpha has developed a remarkable philanthropy program over the last few years. Below are the some of the recent highlights.
After winning Anchorsplash 2016 with over $14,500 and winning Mr. Greek 2017 with over $9,500, Washington Alpha capped off a perfect year by winning Anchorsplash 2017 with nearly $28,000—comprising nearly one-third of the $85,000 Delta Gamma raised from the 27 participating chapters.
The chapter’s “Anchorman” Jason Mukai led the charge for this year’s campaign. The cause was very close to home for Mukai—his very own grandmother is blind. The entire 100-man chapter rallied together over the three month philanthropy period and worked tirelessly to raise the $28,000.
Philanthropy is just one piece of Washington Alpha’s recent success: The chapter received the Harvard Trophy Honorable Mention last year, was named UW’s Chapter of the Year for the second year in a row, has averaged 12 out of 20 IFC awards each year for the past two years, has finished top three in grades for the last three quarters, and became the sixth largest chapter on campus breaking 100 members.