Charity is one of the three core values of Tau Kappa Epsilon. Our philanthropy council upholds this value by contributing to our local community. This includes volunteering at Growing Grounds Farm, a nonprofit wholesale nursery located in San Luis Obispo, and at Prado Day Center, a local homeless shelter, assisting 90 to 120 homeless men, women and children every day. We also are very active in participating in sorority philanthropies and other Cal Poly student-run events, benefiting organizations such as Relay For Life and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The national philanthropy of Tau Kappa Epsilon is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. TKE chapters across the world are raising money and awareness to support the dream of Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and TKE member, that “no child should die in the dawn of life.” During the 2014-2015 academic year, chapters across the nation hosted events for St. Jude and raised more than $100,000. TKE is further strengthening its philanthropic commitment to St. Jude and has pledged to raise $1 million towards the naming of an MRI suite in the Chili’s Care Center on the St. Jude campus. TKE’s goal is to reach this commitment within five years.
Our chapter has the annual goal of raising $3,000 for St. Jude. The annual TKE PowderPuff Football Tournament is our primary philanthropy event. Participating teams are coached by the brothers from our chapter and are composed of participants from all Cal Poly Panhellenic sororities, as well as sorority chapters from neighboring UCSB.
Your Philanthropy Co-Chairs,
Aidan McGuckin & Matt Boer