Fraternity granted full appeal for charity bowling event

by Rebecca Fiore / Beacon Staff • April 11, 2013

Zeta Phi Eta was granted its full appeal of $600 at Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting. 

Alexandra Lynn, a member of Zeta Phi Eta, said the appeal will go toward the Bowl-a-Thon hosted by the coed fraternity.

The event charges $5 to bowl for about two-and-a-half hours. According to Lynn, all the funds go to a charity of choice from DonorsChoose.org, an online group that allows users to donate money for supplies at public schools nationwide. Lynn said the fraternity will distribute the amount raised to music and theater projects at schools that DonorsChoose is teamed with.

The fraternity previously raised $60 through fundraisers, and the Emerson Christian Fellowship is providing them with $100, according to its appeal packet. 

Jenna McPadden, class of 2013 president, asked what the fraternity would do with the rest of the money left in its budget. Lynn said it would go toward a business convention in Denver that three members are attending. 

Paul Almeida, marketing communication senator and member of the coed fraternity, told the SGA that if the fraternity did not send at least one member, it would lose the chapter.

Lynn informed the SGA that some of the members are paying for their own travel arrangements, and that they could not raise more money because their fundraising chair quit halfway through the semester. 

The motion passed with two abstentions from Almeida and Vice President Caitlin Higgins, and one no from McPadden.

There is $1,211.58 left in the SGA pool account.