The brothers of the Arizona Valley Alumni Chapter celebrated Founders Day on Saturday, October 13 with a special twist: a dinner that raised over $130 toward the Delta Chi Educational Foundation (DCEF).
Partnering with The Counter restaurant in Downtown Phoenix, 20 percent of all non-alcohol food sales were donated to DCEF, which was trying to raise $120,000 during Founders Day. As a fundraiser, the dinner was open to non-Delta Chis and promoted to friends, family and other Greek organizations in the Phoenix area.
Combined with contributions from chapter members, the Arizona Valley Alumni Chapter donated over $500 toward this effort. Chapter representatives Trey Granger and Jason Michael Walker also participated in DCEF’s Facebook Live event to highlight the fundraiser and celebration.
DCEF is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation that provided over $600,000 in scholarships to 375 Delta Chi members in 2017 alone. These scholarships include admission to the annual Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), the Raymond D. Galbreth Leadership Fund and the Washburn Scholarship, in addition to tax-deductible contributions to chapter housing corporations. DCEF also funds the annual “A”s’ Academy to provide leadership training to chapter presidents.
After dinner, brothers and their dates continued the brotherhood next door at the underground speakeasy Valley Bar. For many, it was a rare chance to experience the Downtown Phoenix nightlife. A special thank you to the Arizona State University Delta Chi chapter, which sent eight representatives to celebrate Founders Day with local alumni.
If you were unable to attend our Founders Day dinner, stay tuned for updates on upcoming brotherhood events. We try to hold one event per month during the academic year, and past events included rock climbing, virtual shooting and Cardinals football.