By Ashanti “Accel” Henderson, Staff Writer
Jeanette “Fraiche” Agagas from the University of West Florida was surprised and honored when her chapter won the Best Philanthropy Award at convention this past summer for its Osteoporosis Festival. As the philanthropy chair, Agagas was inspired by the chapter’s Lunar New Year event to create this Halloween-themed, outdoors festival which included booths, games, giveaways, and other fun activities and free goodies. The event garnered support from the school’s Greek Office, a good response from the UWF campus and, of course, acclaim for its creativity at convention.
Agagas said she felt excited for her chapter to be recognized on a national level and believes this says a lot about the UWF chapter. She likes osteoporosis awareness as Delta Phi Lambda’s national philanthropy because it is so specific and looks forward to continuing to promote this philanthropy. Of all her positions held in her chapter, her favorite was philanthropy chair because she enjoyed seeing how she helped make an impact on the UWF campus by encouraging awareness of osteoporosis and the sorority through fun events.
In the future she would like to see the philanthropy position expanded by hosting more philanthropy events, volunteering more and just reaching out to other students. The advice she gives to future philanthropy chairs is to make events fun and interactive; don’t be all talk.