Philanthropy

MO EP Benefits ALS Through Soccer

Oct 2, 2012
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Our Chapter Over the September 14th weekend Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Kappa held their annual soccer tournament in support of philanthropic efforts. The tournament generated over $1,200 dollars to be split among the two chapters, each being able to donate $600 to their national philanthropy. Additionally, through the hard work of Ryan Jones – Community Service Chairman – and generous donations parents and fans in attendance, the chapter raised an additional $200. Phi Delta Theta will present a check for $800 to the ALS Association on September 29th during the annual Springfield Walk.

The soccer tournament was once again a success as the hard work and organization of the event led to 63 hours of recorded community service for the Brothers. Additionally, the tournament had 14 Fraternities and 4 Sororities compete to take home the gold. Phi Delt fell just short has they lost in the semi-finals by 1 goal leading them to take 3rd place among the men’s bracket. More importantly, however, the chapter acknowledged that the real winners are the ALS Association and those affected by Lou Gehrig’s disease. Lastly, despite falling just short of their goal to win the tournament, the brothers still had a fantastic and enjoyable experience and look forward to the Spring soccer season when the can claim redemption.

Brothers Take Part in Westacott Golf Tournament

Sep 22, 2012
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Annual Tournament to Benefit Foundation

2012 Eric Westacott TournamentRecently, Missouri Epsilon undergraduate and alumni Phis took part in the annual Eric Westacott Foundation Golf Tournament. The Eric Westacott golf classic benefits both a deserving St. Louis individual who has been affected by a spinal cord injury and one of our own brothers, Eric Westacott.

This year’s tournament benefited Officer Michael Vernon of the Florrisant, Missouri police department. Officer Vernon was injured in the line of duty when he was shot and the bullet lodged into his spinal cord. The tournament was able to raise and donate over $10,000 to Officer Vernon as he works towards recovery.

Read the full article at Phideltatheta.org

Find out more about the Eric Westacott Foundation

Missouri Epsilon is Saving Lives

Sep 12, 2012
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Phi Delt Blood DriveRecently, the active Brothers gathered to take part in a great cause and did more than their fair share.

The Brothers participated in the annual MSU blood drive and were the premier fraternity for the event. Brothers from all classes stepped up to do their part to help the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks collect almost 1,000 pints of blood.


The Brothers were the spotlight Fraternity during the event as they not only had 31 Brothers donate blood, but, had 38 Brothers donate their time to pass out flyers, hang posters, recruit donors, and set-up/clean-up the event each day. Through their efforts the chapter not only collected almost 100 hours of community service but they helped to save nearly 3,000 lives because each pint of blood is estimated to save 3 lives.


The effort of the chapter and the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is truly remarkable considering the impact that this makes on so many lives. After learning that blood lasts only 40 days, due to an expiration date, the Brothers reiterated their pleasure in assisting such a great organization and look forward to helping again next year.


Chapter Walks in Honor of Brother Gehrig

Sep 6, 2012
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Our Chapter On September 29, 2012 the brothers of MO EP walked alongside the ALS Association in memory of Brother Lou Gehrig and all those affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The annual walk is an effort to raise awareness of ALS and funds for research, cures, and assistance to those already affected by this tragic disease.

This year the brothers had a goal of raising $2,500, however, they went above and beyond, exceeding that goal and raising a total of $2,860! A big thanks is extended to the family of Brother Jordan Tierney, as they generously donated $1,000. Collectively, the chapter held their annual soccer tournament with the ladies of Sigma Kappa, which was the major fundraiser for the team. Moreover, the chapter showed impressive support by having 58 members register online, 48 of those members place donations, 6 clean-up volunteers, and 40 walkers.

This year’s Keith Worthington chapter of ALS had a fundraising goal of $90,000, although with the support of chapters like Missouri Epsilon (who was the 8th highest contributing team) they set a new donation record, exceeding $120,000. Moreover, the Springfield ALS Association instituted a new Greek challenge to the chapters of Missouri State University. Needless to say Phi Delts once again took home the first annual Springfield area ALS Association trophy as they beat out Pi Kappa Alpha. The chapter will be recognized at an awards banquet in November.

The Brothers hard work really paid off as they contributed 58 hours of community service, but more importantly, helped out a great cause that is near and dear to every Phi.

Greek Week 2012

Mar 27, 2012
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Brett Lux and David Corwin America’s Calling… and Phi Delt’s responded above and beyond again. Missouri State just completed the annual Greek Week celebrations in which Phi Delta Theta was paired with Alpha Chi Omega and Pi Kappa Phi, in celebrating the remembrance of WWII.

Aside from the annual Greek jam competition with our partners, Phi Delt’s participated in philanthropy events at The Brown Egg, Pickelmans, and Qdoba. David Corwin was the chapter’s Greek week chairman responsible for ensuring the chapter exceeded expectations and was accompanied by our Greek God, Brett Lux.

After working hard all week, the Brothers relaxed with exchanges themed “When I Grow Up” and “Cowboys and Indians”. They also enjoyed a good meal prepared for them by the lovely ladies of Alpha Chi Omega when they had a block party and barbecue.

Chapter receives awards from general Headquarters

Jul 16, 2011
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The Missouri State Phi Delt chapter has received two awards from General Headquarters this summer. Missouri Epsilon was one of 32 chapters in the country to earn the Hayward S. Biggers Ritual Award which is awarded to the chapters that demonstrate quality ritual performance in accordance with the laws of the Fraternity.

We were also one of 32 chapters in the country to earn the Community Service Citation, which is awarded to those chapters that are involved within their communities as volunteers and philanthropists. Community service hours, money raised for philanthropy, and scope of the projects are all factors in determining the winners of this award.

Missouri Epsilon Helps St. Louis Alumni Club Raise $1800 for ALS

Jul 6, 2011
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Like a lot of Missouri State fraternities, we have a fair share of our brothers that live in St. Louis. Last June, we helped our St. Louis Alumni Club raise close to $2000 to benefit ALS Lou Gehrig’s Disease. As, Lou Gehrig was a Phi Delt, we take up fundraising for this cause each year.

Thanks to our Founder’s Day Sponsors

May 1, 2011
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Joe Passanise
The Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joe Passanise

Jason Crockett
Crockett Chiropractic

Travis Webb
BKD CPAs & Advisors

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Eric Westacott Foundation

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Graphite Lab
Web Design | Mobile Apps | Online Games

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Empire Bank

The Chapter Raises $2000 for charity

Mar 12, 2011
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The chapter totals over 100 community service hours and over $2,000 raised for philanthropic events for the fall semester.
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