WWU's Alpha Chi Omega wins challenge
|1/31/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
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The Alpha Chi Omega chapter (Delta Chi) at William Woods University has again won a national award--this time the organization's Founders' Day Challenge.
Delta Chi chapter members, with alumnae support, raised $3,682 to help fund educational and charitable endeavors through the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation.
Eliza Payne, immediate past chapter president, said, "It was a shock. We were competing against huge chapters, such as Alabama, Texas and Georgia, with 290 members or so."
Individuals contributed $18.85 per person in honor of Alpha Chi Omega's founding year, 1885. Payne was surprised at how many alumnae helped the chapter donate to the foundation, which in turn will help support initiatives and enhance the Alpha Chi Omega experience.
Payne said, "We have an extensively smaller alumnae base than most chapters, so it was nice to see the little guy win."
Delta Chi members encouraged alumnae to donate by appealing to them through a Facebook group specific to women who were part of Delta Chi during their collegiate years.
"Members of the Delta Chi chapter have always been generous," Judy Schmuck, chapter adviser, said. "This challenge victory is just one more example of the quality of the women who have grown through their association with Alpha Chi Omega."
No stranger to national awards, the chapter last summer received the National Council Trophy, which is presented annually to the collegiate chapter that best exemplifies the ideals and mission of Alpha Chi Omega.
As its philanthropy, Alpha Chi Omega works throughout the nation to build awareness of domestic violence, to help prevent it, and to aid those who are victims of it.