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IFC-PHC Community Coalition Hosts Service Banquet

The Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils have partnered together to sponsor the Community Coalition Banquet at the Nittany Lion Inn tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Each chapter, from all four Greek councils, was invited to send a representative to dine on a delicious menu amongst local community service organizations. The purpose of the event is to bring together local community service organizations and Greek leaders who can make a direct, positive impact to the local organizations. An environment will be created in which dialogue and ideas for future projects can be exchanged. Each attendee will walk away with a directory listing each chapter’s Community Service Chair contact information so that the conversation can continue after the banquet.

A couple keynote speakers will be presenting during the dinner. Thom Brewster, the Executive Director of CentrePeace, is looking to the Greek community to donate used household items after the year’s end which he will refurbish with the help of prison inmates. The mission of CentrePeace is to promote restorative justice and decrease victimization in our communities by offering training and avenues to peace, healing, responsibility and accountability for offenders rather than alienation. He views the Greek community to be a great fit in helping with the organization’s mission.

Sam Benz, Community Income Development Specialist for the American Cancer Society, is looking to the Greek community to help with fundraising efforts for Relay for Life occurring April 8th and 9th at the Penn State AG Fields. Last year Penn State’s total was $111,760. With the help of the Greek community, she is looking to beat last year’s total.

Two presenters, Eric Bodnar (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) and Jordan Rolon (Alpha Gamma Rho), come from within the Greek community itself and will be explaining their own outreach initiatives. Eric plans to “Pink Out” the Bryce Jordan Center for Breast Cancer Awareness during the upcoming basketball game on February 27th. Jordan started a charity called “Be Easy” Paraplegic Fund, a fund he created for a young man named Ben Alessi, 19 years old, who was hit by a car in February 2010 and accrued $600,000 in medical debt.

This is the first time the Greek community has come together and hosted a banquet of this type. We are eager to hear the feedback from the event and hope that outreach events will be planned by the chapter’s Community Service Chairs after the event.

Will Sheehan is Vice President for Programming on the IFC Executive Council.

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