Women’s Sorority is Finalist in National Philanthropic Competition

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 08 2003

Women’s Sorority is Finalist in National Philanthropic Competition

Athens, W. Va. – Alpha Sigma Tau, a women’s sorority at Concord College is a finalist in the Martha Drouyor Belknap Outstanding Collegiate Philanthropy Award for the 2002-2003 academic year. The announcement of the winner will be made at the 2004 Alpha Sigma Tau Convention in Savannah, Ga.

The women of the Omicron chapter conducted or participated in eight different philanthropic/service projects which came to a total of 626 ½ community service hours, valued at over $3,300. In addition, they assisted in raising $5,500 for various causes in the Athens community. Their projects included sponsoring children during the holiday seasons, planning a September 11 Memorial/Candle vigil, participating in the American Diabetes Association Walk as well as the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.

“It is no wonder with these types of programming that the Omicron chapter has received numerous philanthropic/community service awards including: Outstanding Chapter Dedication to Philanthropic and Community Service Programming, Outstanding Philanthropic Contributions and National Honorable Mention for Chapter Participation in Philanthropic and Community Service Programming,” stated Vanessa K. Emch Florence, national philanthropy coordinator for Alpha Sigma Tau.

“As you see,” continued Ms. Florence, “Alpha Sigma Tau strives to promote leadership, service to others, and ethics in each one of our members. Alpha Sigma Tau looks forward to continuing to share our time and talents with the Athens community.”