One of the ways in which Gamma Phi contributes to the goals of STTI is through Philanthropic giving. This contribution can be either a financial or an in-kind gift. GP is recognized by International when our members give in either manner. It is not only the amount of the gift, although that is wonderful, but just as important is the percentage of Gamma Phi members who give at any level. This is similar to the annual United Way campaign at Rush. Therefore, all member are encouraged to participate and to give at the level at which they are most comfortable.
Moreover this year we have a unique situation because, one of our GP members and former chapter President, Cathy Catrambone, is the President-elect for STTI. This is a great honor for our chapter and participation by GP chapter members in philanthropic giving is one tangible way we can reflect the pride and support our chapter has in Cathy as she is inducted as STII President in 2015.
Listed below are two opportunities to contribute:
Encourage financial donations to the chapter and/or international. This can be easily accomplished by adding a donation to the membership renewal form received from STTI. On the form you can either designate money to STTI or to GP our local chapter or if you prefer you can indicate that you would like to divide your contribution between the two.
Encourage in kind donations to the chapter. An in-kind donation is something given in lieu of money such as snack and drinks. Therefore if you are able to donate snacks and drinks to a chapter event, that is considered an in-kind donation and GP receives ‘credit’ for it on the Chapter Key Award. Most any non-financial donation made to the chapter can be considered in-kind and is greatly encouraged and appreciated.