Local IWU Sorority Hosts Charity Casino Night

January 19, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University's Xi chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta (AGD) is hosting a charity Casino Night on Friday, Jan. 26 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the AGD sorority house (1409 N. Main St., Bloomington).  All proceeds go to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation which, raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Association, the American Diabetes Foundation, diabetes research, camps for children affected by the disease, and Alpha Gamma Delta Scholarships.

Casino Night is the sorority's main philanthropy of the year, and the whole house will be decorated like a casino.  Guests can play games such as Roulette, Texas Hold 'Em and Black Jack - using AGD money!  A minimum donation of $3 is equal to $500 Alpha Gam dollars, and $5 is equal to $1000.  Prizes will be auctioned off at the end of the night, including gift certificates to Avanti's, Jimmy John's, Ned Kelly's, the Sun Room, accessories from Coach, top of the line hair products, and other great prizes, all donated by local businesses.

One of 179 collegiate chapters and 250 alumnae chapters, clubs and Junior Circles, IWU's Xi chapter was originally a local fraternity, Pi Delta Theta, until it joined with AGD in 1914.  Sixteen years later, AGD moved into their current house, making it the first women's group on campus to own their own chapter house.

Since its inception at Syracuse University in New York on May 30, 1904, AGD has upheld its foundation of academic excellence, leadership development, high ideals and sisterhood.  AGD was the first Greek organization to be formed with the intent of being a national organization, as well as the first of the National Panhellenic Council to adopt a specific international philanthropy.

For additional information, contact Vice President of Finance Valerie Hackett at (815) 370-6102, or visit the AGD website at http://www.agdxi.com/index.php.

Contact: Alicia Vallarta, (309) 556-3181