"TO WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE WORLD'S WORK IN THE COMMUNITY WHERE I AM PLACED...
PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT:
JOSIE DENNIS, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
ANNA KATE ANDERSON, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
PEYTON WALKER, VP OF PHILANTHROPY
DEVON DOOLEY, DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPIC FUNDRAISING
meet the philanthropy team
Our 2021 philanthropy team is composed of four roles that work together seamlessly to promote philanthropy and service both inside and outside of our chapter. Led by the Vice President of Philanthropy, Peyton Walker, the philanthropy team plans two large philanthropy events each year with other service opportunities throughout. Our main events benefit the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, whose focus is fighting food insecurity, while more local efforts support our community in Athens, Georgia. Our three directors work together to promote service opportunities on campus, plan service events for the chapter, and coordinate fundraising opportunities for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation.
Read more about our latest events below!
...BECAUSE OF THE JOY OF SERVICE THEREBY BESTOWED AND THE TALENT OF LEADERSHIP MULTIPLIED"
the alpha gamma delta foundation
In the Gamma Alpha chapter, we strive each year to benefit the local community through our dedication to service and fundraising. With our partners, Meals on Wheels and Feeding America, the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation is fueled by our sisters' passion to fight hunger in Athens, Georgia. Every year we host two events to raise money for the foundation, volunteer countless hours at the UGA Student Pantry, host Blood Drives at our house and fit in as much service and donations as we can to help end Athens' hunger. Last year we raised over $14,000 for our cause!
Due to Covid-19, our 2020 Mr. Milledge event was cancelled. Though, for the past 15 years we have held our annual Mr. Milledge pageant at the Georgia Theatre. One of UGA's most popular philanthropy events, Mr. Milledge is a fraternity pageant that consists of representatives from each UGA fraternity who compete with their best game day outfit, best pick-up line, and unique talent. They try to impress our guests and our panel of judges which included Tyler Simmons and Brian Herrien. We are extremely proud to have raised over $9,300 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation from 2019's event! Christopher Dickson of Phi Delta Theta won Crowd Favorite, John Skibiel of Pi Kappa Alpha won Mr. Congeniality, and Jeremiah de Sesto of Beta Upsilon Chi was crowned Mr. Milledge.
week of service
FEBRUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 20
Each year, Alpha Gamma Delta chapters participate in Week of Service. This past February, the chapter donated goodie bags to teachers and healthcare workers, made cards for Food2Kids and the Athens Community Council on Aging, collected money and food items for Food2Kids, and hosted a canned food drive. At the end of this fantastic week, our members made over 400 goodie bags and 350 cards, donated around 60 items to Food2Kids, and collected over 120 canned goods for our food drive.
alpha gam jam
We recently had our spring event, the annual Alpha Gam Jam, which was held this year as a drive-thru BBQ due to COVID-19. From this event alone, our chapter raised around $8,400 to go towards the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. In addition, the chapter has held multiple percentage nights thanks to our Director of Philanthropic Fundraising, Devon Dooley!
ON & OFF CAMPUS
Not only are our sisters passionate about the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, but they also are some of the most highly involved students in UGA's various philanthropies. We are very proud of our sisters who serve as members and executive officers in UGA Miracle, Relay for Life, UGA Wesley, Free the Girls, UGA Heroes, Extra Special People, Whatever it Takes, Shop With A Bulldawg, and more. This year, our sisters on UGA Miracle raised a stunning $28,285 for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Off campus, our sisters are dedicated to volunteering their time at Athens-Clarke County Mentoring Program, Athens Canine Rescue and Athens Piedmont Regional Hospital.