Xi-Omega Tekes at Virginia Tech Prepare for TKE Week
In the realm of fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, there isn’t a better success story than the Xi-Omega chapter at Virginia Tech. On Wednesday, April 20, the group will kick off its fourth annual TKE Week, a three-day event filled with competitions between local fraternities, sororities and other student organizations where all donations go to St. Jude.
Last year, the chapter raised more than $30,000 during TKE Week. However, Philanthropy Chairman Paul Feghali says the chapter is expecting to raise more than $50,000 this year.
“We’ve been planning this event for months,” says Feghali. “It’s not something we simply put together at the last minute. We know that to be successful, it’s important to have every aspect of the week planned out. After all, it’s for the kids, so every dollar counts.”
In September of 2014, the Xi-Omega chapter pledged to raise $100,000 over five years for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Frater Tyler Miklovic, then-Chapter Prytanis, said in an interview with The Odyssey in 2014, “This is how we choose to live our fraternal motto of building better men for a better world. We recognize the good that comes from living the values that we preach. Contributing to St. Jude is one way that we choose to display these ideals and produce tangible help for some of the most deserving people on the planet. Our five-year commitment ensures our brotherhood's focus, even after the present brothers graduate.”
Should the chapter reach its $50,000 goal this week, they will be within reach of fulfilling their pledge to St. Jude three years early.
The Offices of the Grand Chapter will be posting live updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram over the next three days as we follow TKE Week.
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