Service and Philanthropic Organizations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude, founded by Frater Danny Thomas (Gamma-Nu, Univ. of Toledo), is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Its researchers have made discoveries that have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly. St. Jude researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases - a place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. They have built America's second-largest health-care charity so the science never stops.

The Alzheimer's Association

At the 2001 Conclave in New Orleans, the Grand Chapter adopted the Alzheimer's Association as an official TKE philanthropy. The Alzheimer's Association is a national network of chapters committed to finding a cure and helping those affected by the disease. The Fraternity has partnered with the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute, which was established in 1995, one year after Frater Reagan announced to the world that he had Alzheimer's. Since then, TKE has raised more than $350,000 and even more for the local chapter's of the Alzheimer's Association.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill its mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health care professionals, and the public, as it advocates for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers that provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

@ngelwish

This organization was created by Frater Shimmy Mehta, who developed it from the TKE Challenge for Pediatric AIDS. @ngelwish makes it simple and rewarding to grant the wishes of children living with HIV/AIDS throughout the United States.

Autism Speaks U

Autism Speaks U, an initiative of Autism Speaks, is a program designed for college students across the country who host awareness, advocacy and fundraising events. Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. To get involved with Autism Speaks U, visit www.autismspeaks.org/U.

BACCHUS/GAMMA

The BACCHUS Network is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. It is the mission of BACCHUS to actively promote student and young adult based, campus and community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices and other high-risk behaviors. Students of all ages are faced with making personal decisions about health and safety. Developing positive decision-making skills impacts student life and prepares students to enter the real world and the greater community to promote healthy and safe lifestyles. BACCHUS promotes respect for state laws and support for campus policies that address high-risk behaviors that compromise health and safety. Learn more by going to www.bacchusgamma.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, www.bbbsa.org, is the nation's oldest and largest youth mentoring organization. Since 1904, caring adult volunteers have been helping millions of children reach their full potential and fulfill their dreams. Our programs in all 50 states match kids with mentors who provide meaningful friendships and share fun experiences.

Boys & Girls Club

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids. Learn how you can help make a difference by going to www.bgca.org

Boy Scouts of America

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.

Children’s Miracle Network

The Children's Miracle Network was created in 1983 by the Osmond Family Foundation to raise funds for, and educate the public about, the important work that children’s hospitals do. It has become the largest telethon in the world. The Children's Miracle Network has one goal in mind: to support the high level of health care that ensures our children a chance at a better life and a brighter future. With your help, this goal can become a reality.

Easter Seals

For more than 80 years, Easter Seals has been providing services that help children and adults with disabilities gain greater independence. Their primary services -- medical rehabilitation, job training and employment, inclusive child care, adult day service, and camping and recreation -- benefit more than one million individuals and their families each year at one of 400 centers nationwide.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races, and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat has built more than 100,000 houses around the world, providing more than 500,000 people in more than 2,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training is the world's largest endurance sports training program. The program provides training to run or walk a whole or half marathon or participate in a triathlon or century (100-mile) bike ride. Since 1988, more than 295,000 volunteer participants have helped raise more than $660 million.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

From its humble beginnings 25 years ago, MADD has evolved into one of the most widely supported and well-liked non-profit organizations in America. Learn about how MADD first started, the history of our fight against drunk driving and for victims' rights and some of our victories along the way. Learn more on how you can help the cause at www.madd.org

Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation, Inc.

The Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation provides services, resources, home medical equipment and adaptive devices to help people with muscular dystrophy and their family members live independent and productive lives. Since 1958, a dedicated staff of professionals and volunteers has offered direct services to those with Muscular Dystrophy and their families.

Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with mental retardation by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Take Stock in Children

Take Stock in Children is a comprehensive program that helps low-income children succeed by providing college and vocational scholarships, volunteer mentors, student advocates/case managers, tutoring, early intervention and long-term support, high standards, parental involvement, and community support.

United Way

Through a vast network of volunteers and community service agents, United Ways throughout America help meet the health and human-care needs of millions of people every day. The mission of the United Way movement is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.

White Ribbon Campaign

In 1991, a handful of men in Canada decided they had a responsibility to urge men to speak out about violence against women. Wearing a white ribbon would be a symbol of men's opposition to violence against women. With only six weeks of preparation, 100,000 men across Canada wore a white ribbon, while many others were drawn into discussion and debate. The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women (VAW). In over fifty-five countries, campaigns are led by both men and women, even though the focus is on educating men and boys. In some countries it is a general public education effort focused on ending violence against women.