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Zeta Tau Alpha

Philanthropy

ZTA Philanthropy

Zeta Tau Alpha’s National Philanthropy is Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. In 2004 our Fraternity expanded into our own Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation to promote breast cancer awareness and research. Our sisters, along with other ZTA Chapters across the nation have whole-heartedly committed ourselves to raising funds and awareness for this foundation. Theta Zeta holds many events and activities throughout the year to benefit the ZTA Foundation.

 

Theta Zeta’s fall fundraiser is an annual “Think Pink” week. The Sunday night before our fundraising week, sisters “pink out” Wofford’s campus with pink ribbons, flyers, chalk writing, and posters in order to raise awareness. During this week we coordinate with Burwell, our main dining hall, to orchestrate a lunch on the lawn in which students will come and enjoy lunch along with pink lemonade and pink themed deserts. We are excited to plan a new ending to our fundraising week this year where we will hold a flag football tournament for student teams to come and compete against each other for prizes. This event invites the whole Wofford campus, as well as the Spartanburg community to come and help us fight against Breast Cancer.

 

The Spring fundraiser is our annual Shag-a-thon! In the past three years through this event we have been able to raise over $60,000 for the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. This is a night with live music, low-country food, dancing, and of course, a shagging contest! Sisters sell tickets to the Wofford campus along with the Spartanburg community to come share this special night with us. Our philanthropy is very near and dear to the hearts of members of Theta Zeta so this year we included our first “Survivor Spotlight” into our night. Sisters invited family, friends, and staff who they wanted to recognize who are fighting breast cancer, or who have won the fight and are survivors! Sisters introduced their special survivor and read a small bio of their journey through breast cancer. Our “Survivor Spotlight” gave our sisters and all in attendance a very unique visual of what our fundraising efforts through the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation can help do!