Greek life philanthropy efforts were included as a part of MUSIC Matters’ SpringFest on Wednesday for the first time in the five-year history of the event.

During the day, fraternities and sororities had the opportunity to set up a table for one hour each on North University Avenue to support an organization and cause of their choosing.

According to MUSIC Matters, the Alpha Phi, Sigma Kappa, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Chi Omega, Chi Omega, Phi Sigma Rho, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Gamma and Zeta Tau Alpha sororities all participated.

LSA sophomore Lacey Mendelson, Alpha Phi sorority campus affairs vice president, said their main goal of the day was to raise money for women’s heart health, with proceeds going toward the Alpha Phi Foundation.

“Women’s heart health is our main thing and we send money to women and their families who have been affected by it,” Mendelson said.  

The Sigma Kappa sorority dedicated their efforts to an environmental organization called Inherit the Earth. LSA sophomore Becca Berman, Sigma Kappa vice president of philanthropic services, said their goal was not to raise money, but rather to increase environmental awareness by encouraging people to plant violets and take them home.

“I decided to push towards Inherit the Earth because it’s one of the lesser known philanthropies, and I thought people should know about it,” Berman said.

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