Service to others is one of the core purposes of Chi Phi Fraternity. While the National Philanthropy of the Fraternity is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we encourage all members to be involved in many areas of services. We have groups that raise money for various organizations while others focus on service through visit to retirement centers and Boys & Girls Clubs.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
“To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.” ~ Mission of the Boys and Girls Club of America
The Boys and Girls Clubs of America began as the federated Boys’ Clubs of Boston in 1906 with 53 member clubs. The Boys’ Clubs of America received its U.S. Congressional Charter in 1956 and officially changed the name to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in 1990. Since its inception, the Boys and Girls Clubs have served over 3 million youth at more than 2000 clubs nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, they are a natural fit for the national philanthropy of Chi Phi Fraternity.
“To build better men through lifelong friendships, leadership opportunities and character develop” is the mission of the Chi Phi Fraternity fitting nicely with the five core programming areas of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. These five areas are: character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation.
Working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is both easy and fulfilling. The professional staff at each Club will work with the individual Chapter or Colony to establish event that fit the needs of the children and the Fraternity. Helping coordinate baseball clinics and basketball tournaments to providing locations for Fraternity members to tutor the children in the after school program are just some of the areas where Chi Phi’s can interact with the clubs.
The Chi Phi Fraternity officially adopted the Boys and Girls Clubs of America at 139th Congress and has been recently working with the National Headquarters of the BGCA to establish a plan for great involved between the two groups. For more information or to find a club in your area please visit www.bgca.org.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
During the 147th Chi Phi Congress, Members unanimously adopted a second philanthropy – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. The crest of the Fraternity is emblazoned with a pair of crossed swords recognizing the value of unwavering chivalry; whereas women are considered to be at the highest risk of sexual assault within Fraternity houses; and whereas Fraternities are nationally underrepresented in the fight against sexual assault; be hereby resolved that the Chi Phi Fraternity shall hereby consider the national organization RAINN and all sexual assault crisis centers for philanthropic support.