Delta Chi’s national philanthropy is the Jimmy V. Foundation for Cancer Research and was started by the late Jim Valvano in 1993. The organization has gone on to raise millions of dollars to support breakthrough research, such as targeting deadly sarcoma in children, looking for medicine that avoids the harmful side effects associated with treatments like chemotherapy, and discovering why certain patients respond positively to a cancer treatment yet others only become sicker. Our chapter is proud to support the V Foundation.
We perform a few chapter-wide philanthropy projects during the year. In the fall, we have a Pig Roast themed tailgate, where we sell plates of home-roasted pork to raise money for the V Foundation. In the spring, we donate a large portion of the money we earn working at the annual Cheersport competition. We also hosted our first ever Casino Night last spring and are hoping to improve upon the fundraiser's success this coming year.
Our members are strongly encouraged to commit to other philanthropy-based organizations at Georgia Tech. Some notable groups in which we have member participation are GT For the Kids, Relay For Life, and Engineers Without Borders. It is our belief that to form men of character, we must establish a strong commitment to philanthropic work. It is a belief our members work towards every day.