This past weekend we hosted the members of the Beta Phi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity as they celebrated their 75th anniversary. There were social events, a service project, and a formal banquet. The national president is chapter and Dillard alumnus Mark Tillman '89.
As a part of their weekend, they worked to raise money to endow a scholarship at Dillard. This comes on the heels of Delta Sigma Theta giving $75,000 for the SAFE fund targeting students needing money to stay in school. However no Greek organization at Dillard has an endowment.
Their goal was $25,000 which was raised (actually more than that). Their plans are to continue to add to the fund so that the scholarship given will grow annually. My goal is for every Greek organization at Dillard to endow a scholarship as well.