Officer Spotlight: Philanthropy Team

Happy #HungerActionDay! September is Hunger Action Month— a month to take action against the hunger crisis. During September, we strive to be more knowledgeable and proactive in our own community. Hunger impacts so many, and we take this month to remember the difference we can make through activities and awareness.


To highlight our hunger initiative, we are featuring our Philanthropy Team who works so diligently to make sure our chapter is doing everything we can to support our philanthropy within Alpha Gam and our community. Hear what they have to say about their roles!

Victoria Black, Vice President of Philanthropy

What is your role as Vice President of Philanthropy?

As VP of Philanthropy, I spearhead all fundraising and community service efforts of the Gamma Delta Chapter! So anything from Fifth Quarter to Java Jam is all me! I have truly enjoyed every second of serving in this way for my chapter and the encouragement that they give me through it all.

What is the most rewarding part of your role?

To be able to unify the chapter behind one cause, and see a real tangible difference in our community has been something so special to my Alpha Gam experience. There is a true need in our community to fight back against hunger and it has been so special to see change enacted in Lee County.

Rushton Davis, Director of Community Service

What is your role on the Philanthropy Team?

I am the Director of Community Service, and with that comes a couple different roles! One of the things I get to do is organize a list of local community service opportunities that are available each week; that way, Alpha Gams can be informed and give back to the community at times that work with their schedule (and make giving back part of our weekly routine!) I also work closely with the local nonprofits that Alpha Gam partners with each year for Week of Service to coordinate and provide the best service to them as possible!

What is the most rewarding part of your role?

My favorite part about my role is seeing how hands-on and tangible Alpha Gam’s philanthropy, Fighting Hunger, really is! As incredible as it is to raise money for this cause, it is so rewarding to see Alpha Gams give their time and energy so selflessly on a regular basis to make an impact on our community.

Caroline Cook, Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement

What is your role on the Philanthropy Team?

Basically, I just help Victoria out with anything and everything philanthropy! If she needs extra coordination with bands for Wing Jam or vendors for Java Jam, I help her out with that.

What is the most rewarding part of your role?

Alpha Gam is incredibly involved not only in philanthropy but community service, as well. We work with organizations where we can immediately see our impact such as Meals on Wheels. To see how we can impact those people with simple acts is definitely the most rewarding part of my position!

We are so thankful for everything these ladies do to help our chapter fight hunger. They work to allow us to participate in so many amazing projects such as Fifth Quarter, Meals on Wheels, food pantries, philanthropy events, and so much more!

Our annual philanthropy event, Wing Jam, is coming up on October 2nd! Be sure to join us for good music and wings all in the effort to fight hunger. Reach out to an Alpha Gam for more information and to purchase a wristband.