On October 29 and November 1 of this year, the Psi chapter hosted their first major philanthropy event of the school year titled “Pie a Psi”. Organized by chapter Philanthropy Chair, Chris Jusuf (’15), Pie a Psi aimed to raise money for the chapter’s community partner, the Clinton Fire Department. The event was based on a simple premise: simple fun, and easy income. For just three dollars for one or five dollars for two, any member of the Hamilton community earned the chance to pie a brother of Psi Upsilon in the face with a whipped cream pie. The demand to be able to do this turned out to be extremely high.
40 bottles of whipped cream, over 300 pies, and many laughs later, the event generated over $650 in profits that would go straight to the fire department. Everyone from students, to staff, to professors and even parents visiting for Parents’ Weekend helped pitch into this event. On top if this money, the alumni of the Psi chapter have agreed to match whatever money was raised, making the total contributions to the Clinton Fire Department over $1,300. “It was a huge success,” said brother Jusuf “I was so surprised with the number of people that came out to support us.” Brother Jusuf looks forward to organizing more philanthropy events in the future, but not before cleaning the whipped cream out of his ears.