Fundraising News – How do you spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S?

The Active Chapter has done it again!  The Delta Zeta’s Third Annual Spelling Bee Philanthropy, which took place on October 29th (just days after the Alumni Association’s Golf Tournament), was another success for Chi Phi.  There were a number of Greek organizations that came out to show their support and participate.  Zeta Tau Alpha won not just the 1st place award, but they also won 2nd and 3rd places as well, making them the overall winners for the night!  Delta Gamma walked away with the “Best Costume” trophy for the evening.


And the final success of the evening?  The Brothers managed to raise $450 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of America, which is a non-profit organization that enables young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Congratulations to the Active Brothers for another successful philanthropic event!

Fundraising News – Scholarship Scramble is Almost Here!

October 27th is fast approaching, and the First Annual USF Chi Phi Scholarship Scramble, to benefit the Chi Phi Educational Trust scholarship Fund, will soon be here.


The donations continue to come in – both in the form of money (Icardi & Icardi, P.A. – Publix – Clinton Milsap – Bryan Calloway – Todd Latoski) and in the form of gifts (Greek Unique – Florida Aquarium – Dixon Golf – Rosedale Country Club).  In addition to the golf tournament, there will be a raffle, in which participants will have the opportunity to win a number of great prizes (from rounds of golf, to aquarium tickets, and more!).

We’ve also had more people signing up to play, so don’t delay!  Time is running out!  If you don’t have a foursome, don’t worry – we have other “free agents” with whom we can put you!  The Golf Scramble will take place on Sunday, October 27th at 8:00 a.m. at the Claw at USF, located at 13801 North 46th Street in Tampa.

For more information, or to sign up, visit

Scholarship Scramble: A Fun Way to Give Back




By: David Ebner

We’ve all received the emails and and postcards asking us to contribute to this cause or that, one charity or another. Many of us have even received such solicitations from Chi Phi. Sometimes, I feel like I’m on their speed-dial.  But when I open that letter or read that e-mail I am usually moved to some degree. I scoff at first, but eventually, after some level of financial assessment, I come to the conclusion that I could in fact give something, albeit small, to further the cause. In return, we get hand-written thank yous and every Januar a nice letter to hand to our accountings that says, “Yeah, I give back, no biggie.”

Few times in my life can I say I’ve given back to a cause and had fun doing it. When I heard Kyllan Purdon’s idea of holding a golf scramble to benefit the Delta Zeta Scholarship Fund I was ecstatic.  I signed-up for a Gold Sponsorship for my company Lectores Coffee. I plan on winning the first place trophy (incase you thought you didn’t have any competition). So this year, when I hand my accountant a deduction form from the Chi Phi Educational Trust, I will do so knowing that I did make a difference, that I had fun doing it and my Chapter is better for it. The trophy in my office will serve as a constant reminder of this as well.

If you’re interested in playing in the first inaugural USF Chi Phi Scholarship Scramble, check out the registration page and take the plunge. Get your employer to be a Gold or Platinum Sponsor and talk them into allowing you to play on one of their complementary foursomes. For information about a tax-deductible sponsorship contact Kyllan Purdon.