On a national level, Phi Mu’s philanthropy is Children’s Miracle Network. Our chapter is incredibly fortunate to have a CMN hospital located just a few blocks from our campus: East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
Our members support the hospital throughout the year in many ways by hosting a charitable event, attending hospital parties, and collecting and donating needed items.
Children's Miracle Network & East Tennessee Children's Hospital
The first line of the Phi Mu creed is “To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand,” and it has been a call for our members for over 100 years. We’re proud to support CMN hospitals and in our area specifically ETCH.
Phi Mu holds at least one large philanthropy event each semester. In 2018, our chapter set a fundraising goal for ETCH, and we’re proud to say we’re well on our way. In October 2020, we held a golf tournament to fundraise for the hospital, and in spring 2021 we had an online auction. Throughout the year, we also collected band-aids and fundraised for other needed items for the hospital.
Phi Mu is proud to send our sisters to visit ETCH biweekly and play with the children. This includes several themed parties such as Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s where cards and goodies are made for the kids at the hospital.
In the past, our fall philanthropy event has been Boots and BBQ, a tailgate held on campus before a football game. However, this past year with COVID restrictions we were unable to have our tailgate, but don’t worry — we got creative!
Fall 2020 marked our first philanthropic golf tournament benefitting CMNH & East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. We had a wonderful turnout and enjoyed the event thoroughly, so much so we may make it a new tradition!