Chapters have new philanthropy options

Philanthropy is at the core of Pi Lambda Phi values and allows our chapters to commit to charities that share our ideals. At the request of our undergraduates, we recently added more options for charitable organizations that have a strong connection to the Pilam mission and Creed.

After a thorough vetting process, a committee of undergrads and IEC reps voted to add five new charitable organizations that expand the reach of our philanthropic goals, while furthering the purpose of our Fraternity. The committee evaluated organizations for reputation, mission, financial data, and accessibility, among other qualities.

Charitable organizations selected

Elimination of Prejudice Foundation

Elimination of Prejudice Foundation creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying differences between people that prevent progress. 

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Their mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.

Innocence Project

The Innocence Project has been at the forefront of criminal justice reform, using DNA and other scientific advancements to prove wrongful conviction.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Big Brothers/Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their future by developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Challenge Day

Challenge Day is an organization that helps young people learn to connect through powerful, life-changing programs in their schools and communities.

Chapters are welcome to support alternate causes

The new options do not limit a chapter’s desire to do philanthropic work that inspires them. In addition to raising funds and awareness for one of the six options listed above, chapters are welcome to team up with other Greek organizations to support local charities or support causes that may be relevant to their school, community, or even members of their chapter.

If a chapter has another philanthropy they’d like to recommend for this list, they can bring their proposal to the Undergraduate Advisory Council, which will consider it for the next year.