Alpha Epsilon Delta is a prestigious pre-health honor society at the University of Texas at Austin dedicated to providing the necessary resources and opportunities in our members’ paths to professional school. These include organizing informative workshops and lectures, encouraging mentorship through our family and big/little programs, and volunteering with local organizations in the Austin community. For the past 10 years, we have also partnered with Operation KidDocs and helped fund their trips to Guatemala through our own fundraising efforts. These include peer-to-peer fundraising, canning, semesterly Pledge Projects, and of course, the pinnacle of our year-long fundraising: Pie A President. Pie A President is a day where student organization leaders and UT staff/faculty volunteer to get pied in the face by thousands of UT students in our final fundraising push of the year. Since our very first Pie A President event, we have raised a cumulative total of over $94,000!
As you probably know, our annual fundraiser, Pie A President, had to be transitioned to a virtual fundraising event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I’m happy to say that we raised $17,170.56 for Operation KidDocs in 2020, and in 2021, virtual Pie A President raised $27,442.36 surpassing our previous record! While the pandemic continues to affect us going into the Fall semester, I want to inform everyone of a new fundraising approach that we are using. With in-person fundraising events on campus on hold we are pursuing peer-to-peer fundraising efforts through a free online fundraising platform called Classy. Essentially, all of our members have individual fundraising pages and work towards personal fundraising goals through fundraising asks, organization-wide social media campaigns/challenges, etc.Chris Dinh – Vice-President of Alpha Epsilon Delta, University of Texas Austin Chapter