WWU’s Alpha Chi Omega wins challenge

The Alpha Chi
Omega chapter (Delta Chi) at William Woods University has again won a national award–this
time the organization’s Founders’ Day Challenge.

Delta Chi chapter
members, with alumnae support,
raised $3,682 to
help fund educational and charitable endeavors through the Alpha Chi Omega
Foundation.

Eliza Payne, immediate
past chapter president, said,
“It was a shock. We were competing against huge chapters, such
as Alabama, Texas and Georgia, with
290 members or so.”

Individuals
contributed $18.85 per person in honor of
Alpha Chi Omega’s founding year, 1885. Payne was surprised at how many alumnae helped
the chapter donate to the foundation, which in turn will help
support initiatives and enhance the Alpha Chi Omega experience.

Payne said,
“We have an extensively smaller alumnae base
than most chapters, so it
was nice to see the little guy win.”

Delta Chi
members encouraged alumnae to
donate by appealing to them through a Facebook group specific
to women who were part of
Delta Chi during their collegiate
years.

“Members of the Delta Chi chapter
have always been generous,” Judy Schmuck, chapter adviser,
said.  “This challenge victory is just one more example of the quality of
the women who have grown
through their association with
Alpha Chi Omega.”
No stranger
to national awards,
the chapter last summer received
the National Council Trophy, which is
presented annually to the collegiate chapter that best
exemplifies the ideals and mission of Alpha Chi Omega.

As its
philanthropy, Alpha Chi Omega works throughout the nation to build awareness of
domestic violence, to help prevent it, and to aid those who are victims
of it.