FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: W. Patrick Bryan, Director of Communications
PARSIPPANY, NJ — In support of the Latin@ Leaders Campaign, an initiative to raise funds for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) R2L NextGen leadership program, Lambda Theta Phi has launched the annual Quarter for the Quarter Drive at campuses nationwide. The drive is so named to call attention to CHCI’s focus on developing Latin@ students for future leadership. One out of every four children in the U.S. is Latin@, yet Latin@s still lag behind many other groups when it comes to measures of education, income and leadership in government and business. R2L NextGen is a program that seeks to develop future Latin@ leaders through an immersive one-week experience in Washington, D.C. in which students engage with lawmakers, learn leadership skills and enhance their understanding of the U.S. government.
This campaign will run for a full month and it will end on Tuesday, December 1st, Giving Tuesday. December 1 is also the 40th anniversary of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.’s founding at Kean University in 1975. Brothers nationwide are encouraged to donate in honor of the Fraternity’s founding date on Giving Tuesday, as well as at campuses and workplaces throughout the country where Lambda Men are collecting funds in the Quarter for the Quarter Drive.
About Lambda Theta Phi: Founded on December 1, 1975 at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. is the first nationally recognized Greek-letter organization founded as a Latin fraternity. The membership of Lambda Theta Phi is open to all college men who support its values of scholarship, respect for all cultures, community service, and the advancement and fair treatment of Latin@s in the United States. Lambda Theta Phi was the first Latin Fraternity to be recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and has over 140 Chapters and Colonies across the United States. More information about Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. can be found at www.Lambda1975.org.
About Giving Tuesday: “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”