About Our Philanthropy
When you hear the word “service,” two things often come to mind: volunteering time and giving money. It is important to realize that these do not mean the same thing. Service is hands-on interaction with organizations or individuals that benefit from your time. Philanthropy is the act of donating money to organizations or individuals for various reasons. Both service and philanthropy are important to the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau.
At the Summer 2002 meeting of the ZBT Supreme Council in Pittsburgh, PA, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals was named the official adopted philanthropy of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. While this does not mandate their chapters/colonies to participate in fundraising events for a CMNH hospital, it does encourage their chapters to look into options of raising money for this charity.
Last Year's Philanthropy
Last year, Zeta Beta Tau had their first annual philanthropy called, 'ZBT Carnival'. The proceeds of this successful event went on to benefit the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
The organization, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, was founded by Marie Osmond and her family, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake. Its most recognizable symbol and greatest fundraising tool is its red and yellow Miracle Balloon icon. As of 2011, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.3 billion—most of which is donated a dollar or two at a time.
Contributions and Donations
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 million, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of their mission to save an improve the lives of as many children as possible.