University announces winners of 2016 Greek and Social Organization Giving Challenge

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. took top honors in the annual Greek and Social Organization Giving Challenge announced at the Alumni Family Gathering this past weekend.

The challenge, sponsored by the division of institutional advancement and the office of alumni relations, encourages alumni members of the university’s 11 Greek-lettered and social organizations to generously contribute during each fiscal year and honors the representative fraternities and sororities who give the most and who have the most contributors.

“The overall totals & percentages this year were impressive,” said Richard Lancaster ’12, interim director of alumni relations. “Greek and Social Organization member contributions made up 22% of the entire amount received during the 2015-16 fiscal year. This speaks volumes about the impact of these groups and hopefully encourages more participation in the future.”  

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. had the highest total giving not only among the fraternities, but all organizations, contributing $93,750.50.  In addition, the group also had the most donors among the fraternities with 47.  (No representatives of the fraternity, however, were present to accept the honor due to their attendance at its 80th Grand Conclave in Las Vegas, Nevada.) Last year, the Omegas also had the highest total giving of all organizations at $63,486 and the greatest number of fraternity donors at 41.           

Among the sororities, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. contributed the most, with a total $44,105.06 while Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. had the most donors with 60 contributors this year.  This is the second year in a row each sorority received those honors.

Collectively, all organizations contributed $249,440.78 in gifts with 254 total donors.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women in more than 35 undergraduate and graduate programs.