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The ideas below were taken from SAI's Tempo! newsletter. Another good source of ideas is the SAI listserv.

If you would like to submit an idea to the page, please describe it in detail and e-mail it to webmaster@sai-national.org. Please include your name, chapter and contact information.

Examples

Beta Mu (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb) held a used music sale - selling anything music-related - and netted approximately $250.00 all of which will be donated to the People-to-People Project. Tempo! May 2005

For Valentine's Day, Beta Sigma (University of Tampa, FL) arranged a Sing-A-Grams fundraiser. Tempo! December 2004

Buffalo (NY) Alumnae featured a benefit recital given by the Amherst Bel Canto Choir, directed by Sue Fay Allen. Funds earned were used to support programs in the community and SAI Philanthropies, Inc. Tempo! May 2005

Dallas (TX) Alumnae held a silent auction in November to benefit SAI Philanthropies, Inc. Tempo! May 2005

Delta Lambda (State University College, Fredonia, NY) held the Mason Marathon. Mason Hall, named for Lowell Mason, is the music building at SUNY Fredonia. Donations and pledges were collected, a certain dollar amount buying the sisterhood a certain amount of time in a practice room. During the marathon, two sisters were present at all times in the room, practicing or studying. This lasted for two days, with sisters occupying the room through the night. Tempo! December 2004

One of the most successful activities of the Epsilon Omicron chapter (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) has been the "Face the Music" fundraiser. Two professors collect donations during homecoming week and the one with the largest amount has the privilege of giving the other a pie in the face! Tempo! May 2005

Fundraisers for the Eta Theta chapter (Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC) include weekly bake sales, the annual Thanksgiving Dinner in November, and a spaghetti dinner in January. Tempo! May 2005

Fort Wayne (IN) Alumnae's Benefit Concert program in November included pieces performed by Russell and Melanie Bookout, violas; Jacquie Loomis and Marie Dick, recorders; Ann Donner, Linda Allen and Tamara Searer, flutists; Tess Reiling, soprano; Gene Marcus and Jane McInnis, pianists; and guest Daniel Quinn, classical guitarist. The concert netted $1,900.00 and the money was used for several projects, including donations and scholarships. Tempo! May 2005

Gamma Psi (William Jewell College, Liberty, MO) has a monthly "Pillsbury Dough Girls" cinnamon roll and coffee sale. Tempo! May 2005

Iota Omicron (University of Louisiana, Lafayette) reached a goal of raising more money by the chapter cleaning the football stadium after a game day. Tempo! December 2005

Sigma Gamma (University of Tulsa), Tulsa Alumnae, and the Tulsa Patroness Group, the three Tulsa (OK) SAI chapters, joined to sponsor the fourth annual Progressive Musicale and Basket Faire on October 24. Trio Tulsa provided the musicale for this event, featuring works of women composers from medieval times through the twenty-first century. Proceeds from the recital were used for the Mary Bowles Memorial Scholarship which is awarded annually to a member of Sigma Gamma. Tempo! May 2005

Sigma Omega (Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA) began their spring semester with the annual Nikki Dagenhart Memorial Scholarship Benefit Dance, which raised over $200 in memory of Nikki, a sister who passed away in 2002. Tempo! May 2005

Topeka (KS) Alumnae sponsored a concert by the Washburn University Faculty Brass Quintet, raising a total of $824 for the scholarship fund. Tempo! December 2005

The women of Zeta Nu (University of Texas, Arlington) held a successful Halloween bake sale and are busy preparing for their 2nd annual SAI Cabaret in the spring, which is also a fundraiser. Tempo! December 2005

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