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 awarded over $200 million in cancer research grants to support cutting-edge 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 and the cancer patients it seeks to help.
We perform several chapter-wide philanthropy projects during the year. In the fall, we have our annual Pig Roast, where we sell plates of home-roasted pork to raise money for the V Foundation. In the spring, we donate all of the money we earn working at the annual Cheersport Atlanta competition. We also host our annual Casino Night every spring, where we transform our house into a casino and play classic games like blackjack, craps, and Texas Hold'em.
Our members are strongly encouraged to join 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.