We as the Iota Omicron Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia have a couple very strong philanthropic events that we complete as a chapter every year. Since our main objective is to Advance Music in America, these philanthropies benefit the music community in some way.
Our main philanthropic cause is the Adopt-A-School program. We have "adopted" St. Wendelin High School in Fostoria, Ohio so that we can help contribute to their music program. We have been in contact with them to send our members to the school to help tutor and teach the current students and to assist them in any way possible during any musical event. Every Spring, we hold the annual Greek Idol for anyone who wishes to participate in the Greek and campus community. This event is a spoof on the hit show "American Idol" where contestants compete by singing songs and there are winners chosen by judges. There are two categories for the best and the funniest/ worst. The money made at this event and any donations or proceeds go to the St. Wendell High School music program. Last year we raised $260 to godwards the cause.
Our second main philanthropy is in the form of scholarship. Every Fall we conduct our annual Steve VunCannon Memorial Scholarship Banquet to bring back alumni and fundraise towards a scholarship that we give out every fall called the Steve Vun Cannon Memorial Scholarship which goes to a rising music major in the College of Musical Arts. Steve VunCannon was a former brother of the Iota Omicron Chapter who passed away and the annual scholarship is in his name.