The brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho pride themselves on making better men through participation in philanthropic endeavors both on and off campus.
Looking to get in touch regarding a potential philanthropy event? Please contact our Philanthropy Chair, Colin Kadis, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk for will (9-14)
This year the brotherhood has decided to focus its efforts towards the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Brothers will be walking to show support for those that have been affected by depression and suicide through their friends, family members, or own personal experience.
Suicide and mental health are pertinent issues in our chapter and community. In 2018 we lost the son of our Chapter Advisor, Will Czymmek, on the day before his eighteenth birthday. Many brothers have a strong association with the dairy industry, which has seen increased rates of mental health issues in the past few years. Cornell University itself holds a reputation as one of the most stressful universities in the nation.
Rates of reported depression, stress, and anxiety have increased both within the agricultural industry and on Cornell’s campus. Looking to show your support for the AFSA? Walk “Out of Darkness” with us on September 14, 2019 to support mental health awareness or donate to support our cause.
Chill by the Grill (4-27)
To strengthen the sense of community among our members we partnered in Cornell Alpha Xi Delta’s annual fundraiser for Autism Speaks, an autism advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities for families, governments, and the public. Our chapter showed off our grilling skills as we worked to sell hamburgers and hotdogs for Autism Speaks and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Thank you to those who were able to join us and support these two great philanthropies!
Art of Agriculture Day (4-24)
Thanks to everyone who joined us as we kicked off Cornell’s sixth annual Art of Agriculture day, an event to celebrate and learn about agriculture from Cornell students, faculty, and local agricultural clubs and businesses.
Many stopped by to see some truly adorable lambs, chicks, and ducklings enjoying free milk, cheese, apples, and yogurt samples donated by our wonderful sponsors! The brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho grilled up and donated some delicious barbecue in exchange for participation tickets, which could be acquired by interacting with various educational displays on the Ag Quad.
Bridges of Cornell Heights
One of our favorite philanthropy activities, the brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho meet several times a semester with our neighbors at Bridges for dinner, to socialize, and to show respect for the members of our community that have been here the longest. We enjoy hearing about how Cornell and the Greater Ithaca Community have changed throughout time. Learn more about how Bridges supports our community through cosponsoring the Alzheimer’s Gala.