Gamma Phi Beta’s philanthropic mission is to provide experiences and resources that build spiritual, mental and social resiliency in girls. We do this through our philanthropic focus, Building Strong Girls.
BUILDING STRONG GIRLS IS...
Gamma Phi Beta's philanthropic focus doesn't just address an existing challenge - we are actively building strong girls to ensure that they grow up to become empowered, confident women.
In every community there are ways for chapters to provide girls the support they need to bolster their ability to believe in themselves and understand their value and potential.
From coaching and mentoring, to supporting local organizations that empower and teach girls life-enriching skills, Building Strong Girls provides countless opportunities for involvement.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. GOTR is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. In a 10-week program, girls third through eighth grade learn skills, receive mentorship, serve in a community outreach project, and end with a celebratory 5K run.
The Beta Omicron chapter supports GOTR by hosting a philanthropy week every fall with different events, such as Moonball, around campus to raise and donate approximately $1,600-$1,800 toward GOTR. Our chapter also provides opportunities to volunteer as a coach or organizer for GOTR’s 5K event every May.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
In Honor of our Sister, Brooke Haley
Brooke Haley was 23-year-old mass communications student and Gamma Phi Beta sister from Pryor, Oklahoma, who passed in 2005 after bravely battling Ovarian Cancer.
In honor of Brooke, the Beta Omicron chapter adopted the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition as its local philanthropy in her honor. Similar to the Building Strong Girls Week that is held each fall, Beta Omicron hosts NOCC Week every spring to raise awareness and money for the NOCC. Our philanthropy events, such as Pancake Palooza raise approximately $2,000 for the NOCC each year.
A Message from Our Philanthropy Chair:
GRACE FAIRBANKS NETTROUR
Q: What does our philanthropy mean to you?
A: “Gamma Phi Beta’s philanthropy has always been extremely significant to me. I have two sisters and the most amazing mom who teach me daily of how to be a strong woman. I have always been surrounded by women who are not afraid to voice their opinions, which I especially witnessed at my all girls high school. I love that Building Strong Girls is such a proactive philanthropy and can help avoid potential problems down the road. In addition to BSG, the NOCC is extremely important to me as I lost my grandmother to ovarian cancer last year. She fought hard for more than seven year and remained strong throughout. She will continue to remain my role model for life and I could not think of a better way to honor her legacy than by being philanthropy chair for both NOCC and BSG weeks.”
Are you a part of an organization that embodies our mission and is looking for volunteers? Our sisters would love to help local girls succeed!