Philanthropy

Providing services in the best interest of our community and university is one of our fundamental purposes.

Lambda Phi Epsilon’s national philanthropy is the bone marrow drive in memory of Evan Chen. In 1995, Evan Chen, a member at Stanford University, was diagnosed with leukemia. The fraternity organized a campus-wide movement to find a bone marrow match and what resulted was the largest bone marrow typing drive in the history of  the National Marrow Donor Program and the Asian American Donor Program. A match was eventually found for Evan, but by that time, the cancer had taken its toll and Evan passed away in 1996. Since then, every chapter of Lambda Phi Epsilon works with non-profit organizations such as Asian American Donor Program, Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches, the Cammy Lee Leukemia Foundation to to hold marrow typing drives to encourage Asians and other minorities to become potential bone marrow/stem cell donors.

Lambda Phi Epsilon at The Pennsylvania State University actively participates in THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. THON, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is a yearlong effort effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. In an effort to raise funds, brothers have done “canning” during fundraising weekends and have had dancers in a three-day dance marathon where dancers spend 46 hours dancing on their feet without sleep at the Bryce Jordan Center. In addition to THON, Lambda Phi Epsilon at The Pennsylvania State University also actively volunteers at Nittany Greyhounds.