Philanthropy Events in Full Swing


The return to campus means the return of many beloved philanthropy events hosted by Greek Organizations to raise funds and awareness for causes that affect many Captains. Events like Phi Mu’s Milkshakes for Miracles and Alpha Phi’s One Tough Cookie bring the CNU community together to help those in need. Of course, the sweet treats are just a plus.

Milkshakes for Miracles is hosted by Phi Mu to support the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters located in Norfolk. The CHKD is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia; its sole focus is on the health care of infants, children, teenagers, and young adults. According to the Phi Mu Fraternity website, Phi Mu as an international organization, has raised over $19 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals around the country. 

“My favorite part about Milkshakes for Miracles was seeing all the different people from various organizations coming together to support something bigger than themselves…campus philanthropy events allow the CNU community to participate in fun and exciting things that actually make a huge difference in the real world,” Sophie Tyler, a Phi Mu Sister, said. 

According to @cnuphimu on Instagram, CNU’s Phi Mu chapter raised $1,372 for CHKD at Milkshakes for Miracles. 

Alpha Phi’s One Tough Cookie is a baking competition among the Greek Organizations on campus and the proceeds of the event benefit Fear 2 Freedom, a non-profit organization based out of Newport News founded by former First Lady Rosemary Trible. 

“[Fear 2 Freedom] provides resources and aid to victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse. We cherish our relationship with F2F because 1 in 3 women are survivors, and in a chapter of nearly 100 women, those statistics are far from comforting. Not every organization has a local philanthropy to support, so we really encourage attendance and participation. The money we raise has a direct impact on our community,” Evan Hartnett, Alpha Phi’s Vice President of Marketing said. 

One Tough Cookie returns to campus, restriction free, after two years of adjusting due to COVID-19.

Students can look forward to many more philanthropic events, events that bring the CNU community together while benefiting the greater good.