Outstanding Philanthropic Initiative

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This award recognizes an RSO that initiated, implemented, or participated in an exceptional philanthropic event or initiative that benefited SIU, a non-profit organization, and/or the surrounding community.

2013 Winner: Alpha Tau Omega 

Alpha Tau Omega has been nationally recognized for their efforts with working with For Kids Sake. They have also co-sponsored a 5k marathon and helped raise over $10,000 for orphans in India. This RSO has also participated in American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the Boys & Girls Club Oscar Night, St. Jude’s Children Hospital’s Up ‘Til Dawn, the Women Center’s Walk a Mile, and the Carbondale Youth Showcase. Aside from all these events, this RSO has raised almost $15,000 for the Bald Knob Christian Center.