In 2017, Beta Gamma switched our philanthropy to donate all philanthropic proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The annual Delt Kickback has become a staple of our chapter to raise money that goes back into great causes. On top of the Kickback, we host some smaller philanthropy events such as Donuts with Delts, and we are excited to build off of our spring philanthropy event: Delt’s Next Top Sweetheart.
In addition to our chapter’s philanthropy, we are very proud of our participation in other Greek chapter events and campus philanthropy events such as Humorology, where we have consistently placed highly and, most recently, contributed to raising a total of $400,000 for the Badger Childhood Cancer Network!
Humorology, or "Humo" for short, is an annual musical/variety show that takes place at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in April of each year. Humorology has been a UW - Madison tradition since 1948, touching the lives of students and the community through the friendships that are made, and funds that are raised.
Each year, over 600 students spend the course of the academic year on a team (cast), writing, composing, choreographing, and directing original mini-musical comedies. This year, nine casts will compete for six spots in the final show. The casts also compete against one another to raise the most money for the philanthropic partners Humorology chooses to donate to that year.
This competitive spirit has allowed Humorology to donate $185,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and the Dane County chapter of United Cerebral Palsy, $195,000 to the Rainbow Project, $234,500 to The Neighborhood House, over $400,000 to the Badger Childhood Cancer Network and over $335,000 for Blessings In A Backpack. This past year, we raised over $145,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County!