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AEPi International Seeking New Round of Beneficiaries

Undergraduate Brothers of International Jewish Fraternity Will Select Future Beneficiaries of Fraternity’s Philanthropy Efforts

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN)  Alpha Epsilon Pi, the world’s leading Jewish college fraternity, is looking for new Jewish and Israeli philanthropy beneficiaries to benefit from the fundraising muscle of the International Fraternity’s 185 chapters around the world.

                The Fraternity’s nearly 10,000 undergraduate Brothers will choose up to three new beneficiaries in voting to take place in January and February of 2020. Each AEPi Official Philanthropy Beneficiary will eventually receive up to $100,000 in funds raised by AEPi undergraduates.

In 2019, AEPi’s undergraduate Brothers selected three philanthropy beneficiaries: United Hatzalah of Israel, the Jaffa Institute and the Israel Cancer Research Fund.

Five years prior, the undergraduate Brothers of AEPi launched a $1,000,000 commitment to 10 Jewish and Israeli philanthropies. Brothers in nearly 185 chapters in six countries around the world raised funds through AEPi’s Official Philanthropy Program (OPP) to accomplish the goal. This was the single largest philanthropy project that the undergraduate students have ever undertaken.

The 10 beneficiaries, decided by the fraternity’s undergraduate Brothers, which received a $100,000 donation each were: BBYO, B’nai B’rith International’s Disaster Relief Program, Gift of Life, Heroes to Heroes Foundation, Israel Children’s Cancer Foundation, IDF Widows and Orphans Organization, Innovation: Africa, MadaTech Museum, Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Taglit-Birthright Israel.

Being charitable is a part of the fraternity experience. According to the National Interfraternity Conference (NIC), last year fraternity men raised more than $20 million and dedicated 3.8 million man hours to helping local and national charitable organizations. But, only AEPi has committed to raising funds only for Jewish and Israeli causes.

                Organizations interested in becoming a philanthropy beneficiary of Alpha Epsilon Pi International should contact Jonathan Bridge, AEPi’s Chief Programming Officer at jbridge@aepi.org.

Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) is the world’s leading Jewish college fraternity, operating chapters, colonies and interest groups on nearly 185 college campuses in the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, Canada, Australia and Israel. Founded in 1913, AEPi has more than 100,000 living alumni.  While non-discriminatory, the fraternity’s mission – developing the future leaders of the Jewish communities – is demonstrated every day through acts of brotherhood, Tzedakah (charity), social awareness and support for Jewish communities and Israel.

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