ADPi get pied


Photo by: Kaitlyn Luna

Alpha Delta Pi members gather together for their “Pie a Pie” fundraiser.

Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) hosted their “Pie a Pi” fundraiser on Oct. 2 from 12 – 4 p.m. on the Founders Hall (FH) lawn to raise money for their philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

During the fundraiser, sisters got pied in the face by students and faculty. To pie a regular member it cost $1, executive board members were $3 and the president, Margaret Barnes, was $5. ADPi was able to raise $305 for RMHC through “Pie a Pi.”

ADPi has partnered with RMHC since 1980. At the end of the month, they will celebrate 40 years of partnership. To celebrate, they are participating in service week from Oct. 28-Nov. 3. During the week, their events will include trunk or treat, volunteering at the local animal shelter, a percent night at local restaurants, a trip to the Columbia Ronald McDonald House and other things.

Matthew Vinson, a senior member of TKE, came out to pie some sisters and support ADPi during the fundraiser.

“Being a member of Greek life, I think it’s important to support other organizations on campus, especially when it comes to our philanthropies,” Vinson said. “My girlfriend is a member of ADPi so I usually know what they have going on and I try to support them, and it’s easy to do when it’s something fun and interactive on campus.”

Last year, ADPi raised money for RMHC by hosting a lip sync battle, ADPi Idol, on-campus that other organizations participated in. Along with philanthropy events on campus, ADPi visits the Ronald McDonald House in Columbia three times a semester, where sisters bake and cook for the families staying there.

Kinsley Odom, a sophomore and ADPi’s current philanthropy chair, suggested ADPi Idol may happen again this year because of last year’s success. Madison Porter, ADPi’s former president and now alumna sister, came to support their fundraiser.

“I felt proud to see the turnout of girls and the amount of people they involved on campus,” Porter said. “It was an awesome experience to watch them make great memories and an impact on the community.”

Current ADPi members were unable to give a comment about their fundraiser.