Among the Sigma Pi Mu Chapter brotherhood, there are individuals who have already been affected by this rampant virus in some way, shape, or form. Unfortunately, there will likely be more. In response, the Educational Foundation is doing what we can to help the undergraduate brothers in a time of uncertainty. We recently polled them to find out how we can help and the results were startling - at least 6 brothers to date have lost their summer or full time employment offers, and more than 30 are still looking for opportunities (many of whom were in the final rounds of interviewing when the crisis escalated.)
These employment opportunities are a significant supplement to our undergraduate brothers’ education. The Educational Foundation has launched a special $25,000 campaign to help the Mu Chapter brotherhood. The sponsorship opportunities from the fund will be determined based on the funds received but overall will support activities such as sponsoring brothers in unpaid internships, covering the relocation costs for brothers struggling to afford the costs associated with traveling to a new internship, and other initiatives as the Foundation finds the best ways to help.
We already have $5,000 secured in funding from the generosity of the Educational Foundation’s Board of Directors. However, to meet the goal and address the estimated $25,000 need, the Sigma Pi Mu Chapter’s Educational Foundation is earnestly asking for your help in our newest philanthropy effort.
**Our goal is to raise an additional $5,000 more of our larger $25,000 goal through GoFundMe.