Make a Difference this Spring
The phrase Better Men for a Better World expresses a sense of civic duty and responsibility. Service and Philanthropy are the fabric for this mission. Since 1899, Fraters have worked diligently to provide these two areas on their campuses, in their communities and beyond. TKE has been recognized as one of the fraternal leaders for many of those years and next Spring should be no different. If you have already completed some projects in the Fall, fill out the report and get planning for the next one.
This organization has a comprehensive list of both service and philanthropic opportunities available. The primary partners of philanthropy are the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
and Alzheimer’s Association
. While there are many worthwhile causes both locally and internationally, these two are the international organizations dependent on our contributions. To this end, you can find information on how to plan a fundraising event for these at tke.org
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, like TKE, has several chapters
across the United States. Each of these individual offices can help you create an event like Four Square, Dodgeball or a similar event. Representatives from those centers can come to you for planning and execution of an event. The St. Jude and Offices of the Grand Chapter staff have worked extensively over the past few years to create a comprehensive event planning guide to ensure immediate success. At the 2011 Conclave in San Antonio, Texas, TKE committed to raising $1 Million for the hospital. Read more about this campaign
. Find your contact
and start planning your event today.
Service organizations are also in need of your time and energy throughout the year. TKE has a list of those preferred to help in your search process. In both cases, service or philanthropy, the important thing is that chapters help others. Tracking of your service and/ or philanthropy is available on the Membership Maintenance Module. This is vital to keeping accurate records and helps the Fraternity find those chapters who go above and beyond to better the world. Each year in The TEKE Magazine chapters are also recognized for their efforts.
If you have any questions about starting a philanthropy or service project, please contact the Offices of the Grand Chapter.
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