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22 October 2008

JSU Chapter of Phi Mu Sorority
Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

The Kappa Sigma Chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity of Jacksonville State University celebrated Phi Mu's National Philanthropy Day on October 20, 2008 by collecting coloring books for The Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, and reading to the children at Kitty Stone Elementary School in Jacksonville, Alabama. On October 13, the Mayor of Jacksonville, Johnny Smith, issued a proclamation declaring Monday, October 20, 2008 as Phi Mu National Philanthropy Day in the city of Jacksonville, Alabama.

Phi Mu Fraternity is the first Greek organization to declare a National Day for hands-on service projects nationwide. Beginning in 1999, Phi Mu collegiate and alumnae chapters have simultaneously performed philanthropic work throughout the United States on the third Monday of October each year.

One of the nation's oldest and largest college organizations for women, Phi Mu was founded at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia in 1852. Phi Mu was also among the fist women's fraternities to provide educational programs to promote personal and leadership development for its members. Phi Mu is well known for its philanthropic fundraising for Children's Miracle Network, for which it is a national sponsor, raising over $7 million since 1987. Phi Mu is now nearly 150,000 members strong and includes 122 collegiate chapters and 158 alumnae chapters nationwide.


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