Print Page  |  Contact Us  |  Your Cart  |  Sign In  |  Brother Registration
Phiota Press Release Archive
Blog Home All Blogs

Phiotas Raise $1,500 in Twenty Minutes for Scholarship

Posted By Phiota.info Administrator, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

council@phiota.org - 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contacts:

Omar Lopez

Director of Marketing

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

http://www.phiota.org/press.php

casal5@hotmail.com

Phiotas Raise $1,500 in Twenty Minutes for Scholarship

Troy, New York - October, 2009

Fundraiser exceeded expectations to the delight of the brothers and guests attending Phi Iota Alpha's Alpha Chapter Alumni Reunion.  Despite harsh economic times, fundraiser yields over $1,500 for scholarships. 


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students and alumni were able to raise enough money to not only fund the scholarship they currently offer to other students but were also able to resurrect another scholarship that Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. had previously subsidized.

While celebrating the 25th year of the revival of the Alpha chapter, the undergraduate brothers of Phi Iota Alpha held a fund-raiser for the scholarship called, the Troy "Curac√£o" Memorial Scholarship.  The fundraiser did so well that the brothers are now able to offer another scholarship they had previously presented over 10 years ago.

Gilberto Diaz, the President of the Alpha Chapter Alumni Association said "It is important we help the community around us, especially during these trying economic times."  Fellow alumni and other esteemed guests responded to the call. By the end of the twenty minute fundraiser at their celebration dinner, Mr. Diaz returned to the podium to announce the grand total of $1,516.  This announcement was followed by additional news, which most at the event were also surprised to hear; Due to the success of this recent fundraiser, the chapter will be able to bring back another scholarship they once offered, the Jose "Coco" Podadera Scholarship.

As a result, the Phi Iota Alpha, Alpha chapter will now be able to offer two different scholarships to the RPI community.  Details of the scholarships will be posted on the fraternity chapter's website, www.phiota.net, when they become available.

Tags:  Alumni  Anniversary  Fundraiser  Press Release 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Phiota Joins the Icla da Silva Foundation to Recruit Bone Marrow Donors

Posted By Phiota.info Administrator, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

council@phiota.org - 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contacts:

Omar Lopez

Director of Marketing

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

http://www.phiota.org/press.php

casal5@hotmail.com


Phiota Joins the Icla da Silva Foundation to Recruit Bone Marrow Donors


New York, New York - February, 2008

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity joined the Icla da Silva Foundation in its efforts to create awareness about the need for more marrow donors and develope marrow recruitment drives at college campuses throughout the United States.

Airam da Silva, M.P.H., Icla da Silva Foundation's Executive Vice President, spoke at Phi Iota Alpha's National Convention late in 2007 about the need for partnership with other organization to increase awareness about the need for marrow donors.

Every year, more than 10,000 Americans get life-threatening diseases that can only be cured with a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor.", explained Mr. da Silva. "One of the main reasons 64 percent of the searching patient s don't get the transplant they need is because there are not enough diverse donors on the registry."

You could be the one to save a life. Sign up to be a marrow donor, organize a marrow drive and or volunteer at http://www.icla.org


Tags:  Charity  Fundraiser  Press Release 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Phiota supports victims of the Peruvian Earthquake

Posted By Phiota.info Administrator, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

council@phiota.org - 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contacts:

Omar Lopez

Director of Marketing

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

http://www.phiota.org/press.php

casal5@hotmail.com


Phiota supports victims of the Peruvian Earthquake

New York City, New York - August, 2007


In response to Wednesday's massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Peru, Phi Iota Alpha, along with Direct Relief International, and the Phi Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha at Michigan State University have launched fundraising relief efforts.

Direct Relief International is moving quickly to respond with medical aid and cash resources to the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Peru. The earthquake has compromised telephone and Internet communications in and out of the country, and thus details of the extent of the damage to infrastructure is coming in slowly.

Direct Relief has worked in Peru since 1992 and has established a reliable flow of medical support to PAMS and the Catholic Archdiocese of Lima. The most recent report from the Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil indicates that the earthquake caused 387 deaths and left an additional 1,300 people severely injured.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the earthquake victims and their families.

Direct links to donate funds are available on phiota.org

Any funds received for the Peru quake will be used exclusively for this purpose without any expense charged to administration or fundraising.  Direct Relief pays all such overhead expenses with its own funds.

Tags:  Fundraiser  Natural Disaster  Press Release 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 
Site Search
Latest News