The ADPi sorority chapter at Samford University, a small university located in Birmingham, Alabama, wanted to raise a substantial amount of money for their national charity philanthropy partner (Ronald McDonald House). The chapter had historically been raising $3,000 - $5,000 on an annual golf tournament -- and though this is a solid amount of money for a Greek organization fundraiser, they wanted to do something bigger, better and bolder.
The ADPi's found out about Feed The Need (a major fundraising event involving packing 10,000 meals for hungry children locally and in Haiti) and decided to be the first university Greek organization in the country to conduct a Feed The Need event.
Their heart was to do something more meaningful than a golf event that actually had purpose – where they could make both a local and global difference. Their goal through Feed The Need was to conduct a give-back event that, in itself, raised major dollars for their national philanthropy. The president of Samford University backed Feed The Need and gave his full support to encourage the ADPi ladies in their pursuit to make a difference.
Through their Champion partnership, over a six week period, the sisters of ADPi raised $73,000! In the process, they set the 177-year Samford University student fundraising record and, it is believed, set the 167-year national ADPi chapter philanthropy fundraising record!