In their third annual spring philanthropy event, the sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta hosted Date-a-Theta to raise money for their charity, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
“Date-a-Theta is one of our most successful events,” said the planner of the event, Ashley Tomasi, Laredo junior. “This is our most well-known philanthropy event on campus.”
The event’s three year run has been well received throughout the campus. But the focus is raising awareness for their philanthropy, CASA,in addition to raising money to assist them.
“CASA works to recruit volunteers to become advocates,” said Tomasi. “Then they’ll advocate for foster children and help them through the process so the children have a voice.”
Kappa Alpha Theta also sold a special “CASA” crepe this week in the Kellogg Center to help promote the event and, ultimately, CASA’s goal.
“It’s really cool,” said Leah Saurman, Grand Rapids sophomore. “It’s an interesting way to support our philanthropy. We’re not auctioning ourselves off, we’re auctioning other things that we donate.”
The auction involved the sisters of the sorority donating items that attendees of the events could bid on. Items such as concert tickets to Hot Chelle Rae and weekend getaways to resorts were raffled as well as smaller items like movie baskets or room cleaning by a sister.
Photo by Ben Iwen, staff photographer