Chapter Grants are now available through Mu Alpha Theta.
Go to the Chapter Grants page to learn more.
Below are some fundraising techniques chapters have used to
support their activities; perhaps your chapter can raise money in the
same way. Also, please let us know about your own fundraising efforts,
including methods already listed below.
Donations from Local Businesses - 'We get together one day after school,
come up with a letter requesting financial donations, and send our letters to businesses all over the city.
We usually send about an average of a 100 letters to different businesses that
have supported us in the past or that we think will give donations, such as local
area doctors, big businesses and banks. Every year, this usually brings in enough
money to cut costs down to a minimum for our students to go [to the National
Convention]. In some cases, it has completely covered all costs.' (
Contributed by Ruben Briano, Carter High School.)
Car Washes - Carter High School in Tennessee has many car washes
each year. The best deal they've found is through Sam's Club, which
matches the amount of money they raise. (Contributed by Joshua Leek.)
Candy Sales - Stoneman Douglas HS in Florida raised $3000 through
candy sales. They have purchased the candy at Sam's Club and
through a school board-approved fund raising company.
(Contributed by Jonathan Senn.)
Candy and other refreshments could be sold at athletic events, school plays, or other events.
Donuts - During exam week, Highland Spring HS in Virginia sells
Krispy Kreme donuts. They purchase the donuts on a daily basis so
they are fresh each morning and usually make about $500, selling around
125 dozen donuts a day. (Contributed by Highland Spring HS, Richmond, VA.)
Breakfasts - Carter High School in Tennessee raises around $1000 by holding
a breakfast at either Applebee's or Texas Roadhouse. The restaurant is closed
to the public, and the only people allowed to dine are those who have bought
tickets from Carter students. The students serve the diners and bus the tables.
(Contributed by Joshua Leek.)
Candle Sales - Stoneman Douglas HS in Florida raises around $3000
through Yankee Candle Sales. Most of their sales are to a couple dozen
very good customers who really like the candles. (Contributed by Jonathan Senn.)
Work at Concession Stands - Vero Beach HS in Florida works the concession
stands at their home football games. The School Board allows them to keep half
the profits, which total up to $8000. (Contributed by Will Morgan.)
Guess How Much Candy - Fill a jar with the candy of your choice and sell
chances to guess how much candy is in the jar. The closest guess wins the jar.
Highland Spring HS in Virginia sells candy along with the chances. They report
that they only net $50-100, but that the students really enjoy participating.
(Contributed by Highland Spring HS, Richmond, VA.)
Host a school dance.
Raffle or Auction
Pi Day Activities - Many chapters will sell pies or other baked goods on March 14th. Other chapters
host Pi Day celebrations and sell tickets for students to throw pies at their teachers' faces.
Create a school calendar to sell at the beginning of the school year.