As SigEps, we strive to better our community through servant leadership and making an impact on the world around us. One of the best ways we can leave a positive influence on our community is through our philanthropy events and fundraising efforts.
Rock the Roof
Rock the Roof is our annual Spring Philanthropy event! Last year, we held our 4th annual Rock the Roof at Headliners Music Hall and it was a huge success. We raised nearly $10,000 and had over 400 people in attendance for the battle-of-the-bands-style competition. All proceeds from this event goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, the local office of our national philanthropy partner.
This year's Rock the Roof is in the works, and we have some big things planned! The date is set for April 19th back at Headliners Music Hall, but stay tuned for performer and ticket info!
raiseRED is the University of Louisville's largest fundraising event. Each year, Greek and campus organizations work together to raise money to help research a cure for pediatric cancer as well as to provide assistance to those families in need by participating in an 18 hour dance marathon. In 2018, raiseRED set the bar high with a goal of $450,000, but the students and community of Louisville rallied together to blow that goal out of the water. After taking the pledge to dance for 18 hours in honor of those who can't, the grand total was revealed at $601,381. The entire campus rallied together to take raiseRED to the next level, and we are looking forward to what next year has in store! For more information on raiseRED, you can visit their website at raisered.org.
In addition to raiseRED growing as a whole this year, SigEp took things to the next level with our involvement as well. We increased the number of brothers we had sign up for the marathon from 63 to 85. We also tripled our total dollars raised to $35,047.02 ($39,493.99 including our brothers on TLM). We had 5 brothers serve in leadership positions as Morale Captains or Team Leaders, as well as the best Student Outreach Coordinator around (see SigEp Spotlight on home page). Additionally, 7 of our brothers raised over $1,000 each, earning a $1,000 match from Kosair Charities and joining the Kosair 1K Club. As a chapter, we were the second highest fundraising organization and won Top Fraternity Participation for our brothers' efforts to truly live out our principles and give their all to raiseRED. We are all very much looking forward to next years' event, and plan to continue our success in this event to stop cancer once and for all.