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Up ’til Dawn execs visit St. Jude

26 Aug

Two executive board members from Up ’til Dawn, a student organization that raises funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, attended St. Jude’s annual Collegiate Leadership Seminar July 30-August 1 in Memphis. St. Jude brings in hundreds of Up ’til Dawn participants, as well as hundreds of members of Tri Delta and a few other Greek organizations who support St. Jude as their philanthropy.

Shayna Borhaug, Up ’til Dawn executive director and Lake Dallas senior, and Grant Korbel, Up ’til Dawn assistant director and Plano sophomore, attended the conference with Jamie Bouldin, assistant director for leadership and service. Brooke Klett, the SFA Tri Delta philanthropy chair, and Blair Bedner, also an SFA Tri Delta, attended the conference as well. Conference activities included a tour of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital campus, a mock Up ’til Dawn event at the University of Memphis, and numerous conference sessions on fundraising, entertainment ideas, and teambuilding.

Up ’til Dawn supports St. Jude through an annual event where students send letters to friends and family, asking them to donate to St. Jude. Participants in the letter-sending campaign are then invited to attend the Finale Event, which consists of a variety of entertainment and a check presentation that announces how much money the letter-sending campaign was able to generate. Up ’til Dawn also puts on a few side events each year that raise funds toward the overal goal. SFA’s letter-sending campaign will take place in November, and the finale event will take place in the spring semester.

For more information about SFA Up ’til Dawn, please email sfa.uptildawn@gmail.com or visit their booth at the upcoming Back Lot Bash!

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