CACF Thanks UVA's Inter-Fraternity Council for Spring Philanthropy Event
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation would like to warmly thank the University of Virginia Inter-Fraternity Council for dedicating all the proceeds of their spring philanthropy event to the Foundation. The event , MadBowl Madness was held for the first time this year and featured a football tournament and a Gus Burger eating challenge. Benjamin Bloom, a fourth year from the University of Virginia and former Inter-Fraternity Council Chairman for Community Service, commented on why the council decided to donate to CACF : “we wanted to keep all donations local. The UVa Greek Community and the University itself benefit from the city of Charlottesville and its surrounding area. We frequently donate to organizations which have a broad national focus, but in this instance we decided it was imperative to keep any and all donations in our own back yard. A member of the council is from the greater Charlottesville area and recommended we utilize the services of CACF as the primary recipient to reassure this notion.”
The first annual MadBowl Madness spring philanthropy event took place on Madison Bowl Field on Rugby Road and featured a flag football tournament between fraternities, an eating contest (the Gus Burgers were provided by the White Spot), as well as music, food and other entertainment. Fraternity pledge classes battled each other to see who will be crowned MadBowl Madness Champions.
The event generated $1326.00 for the Community Foundation. The funds will be added to the Community Endowment, the Foundation’s unrestricted fund, which allows CACF’s board and staff the flexibility to address pressing community needs in our core focus areas of arts and culture; community enrichment; education; environment; healthcare and human services. CACF provides hundreds of grants each year in these focus areas, which in turn impact the lives of thousands of individuals in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and Orange.
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation appreciates the commitment and generosity of the Inter-Fraternity Council and commends them on their dedication to make an impact in the Charlottesville Area.