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WVU fraternities and sororities raise money to empower women across the globe

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A 5k Color Run was one of the fundraisers sponsored by the Panhellenic Association at WVU to raise money to help build a school in Malawi.

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A community-wide philanthropic endeavor led by the women in the Panhellenic Association at West Virginia University has raised $37,000 for the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation to help build a school in Malawi, an effort to support entities around the world that remove educational barriers for girls and woman who face poverty and oppression. 

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“I consider myself blessed to have been able to work on this project for the past three semesters and am thankful to the women and men in the Greek community at WVU for all of their participation and donations.” — Rachel Rogers, Panhellenic vice president of philanthropy and service, Kappa Kappa Gamma

“This significant philanthropic endeavor is the power of Greek Life in action. Panhellenic took the lead, got others involved and made a difference.”— Matthew Richardson, director, Fraternity & Sorority Life

Several fundraisers hosted by WVU fraternities and sororities were executed for the Morgantown community, including a 5K Color Run, cross-fit competition, penny wars competition during Greek Week, restaurant “spirit” fundraisers and student bake sales.

WVU fraternities and sororities raise money to empower women across the globe

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CONTACT: Matthew Richardson, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life; 304.293.8201

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