Alpha Phi Omega

Gamma Chapter at Cornell University

Philanthropy Events

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for details about our upcoming events this Fall!

Past Events


Swanky Night

Swanky Night is a semi-formal event that’s just $15 for brothers and only $5 more for your plus one if they are outside of APO. All proceeds go straight to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore! Featuring performances by Bhangra, BreakFree, and Assorted Aces and food from restaurants such as AGAVA and Luna. Come out for a night to remember with great food, performances, and to support the Children’s Hospital!

Root For Your Cause

Root For Your Cause is an annual charity root beer pong tournament held at Cornell University. The event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega – Gamma Chapter, a national community service fraternity. When registering for the event each team or organization selects a charity to support. At the end of this single-elimination tournament, 20% of money earned through registration is donated to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), and the rest goes to the winning team’s charity of choice!

The event is also friendly to spectators. There is music, plenty of chairs to watch friends compete, and we sell root beer floats throughout the competition.

Event Information

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Location: Memorial Room at Willard Straight Hall

Registration Price: $14 per team

Payment Method

Venmo: @apogamma

PayPal: Buy here.

Cash or Check: Email to set up a meeting time!

For more information, contact


Nate’s Run For Smiles

Nate’s Run For Smiles, a 5K race, was created in memory of Cornell student Nathaniel Rand, who tragically died in a swimming accident in the gorges in 2011. Nate was admired among his peers for his positive attitude and his ability to bring a smile to anyone’s face. All of the proceeds from Nate’s Run For Smiles benefit the Childrens’ Hospital at Montefiore, where Nate used to volunteer and spread his positivity among the patients.

Race Start: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 12pm

Race Location: Cornell Botanic Gardens

Pre-Registration Price: $25*

Race-Day Registration Price: $30*

*Cornell students get a $5 discount