Directing philanthropy for Greek life
When he was in high school Adam Schreck (Sophomore; Agribusiness Management; Fishers, IN) always felt drawn to leadership positions in any organization that he was a part of, and college feels no different. Schreck is currently serving as the Director of Philanthropy and Community Service for the Interfraternity Council (IFC). This draw lead him to become the Internal Philanthropy Chairman for his fraternity, FarmHouse Fraternity, and a committee member of the Fraternity Sorority Cooperative Living (FSCL) Outreach committee of the Purdue University Dance Marathon (PUDM).
In those positions Adam raised money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Riley Children's Hospital, encourage others to get involved in fundraising, and worked with other organizations in the FSCL community. By working with other groups and understanding his own passion for philanthropy, Adam saw an opportunity to increase philanthropic involvement.
Schreck said, "Due to the pandemic, my semester on IFC has been short but very rewarding. I have attended two leadership conferences along with other FSCL leaders on campus and nationwide, where I was able to learn valuable skills and techniques to bring back to IFC and my own fraternity." His biggest responsibility has been working with chapter leaders to develop plans for their own events, increase communication among the five FSCL councils, and strategically come up with exciting ideas help our member groups.
"Whenever I look back on this experience I will reflect on all of the friendships and connections that I have made and the opportunity that I have had to broaden my horizons. I would recommend an officer role for any member of the FSCL community because there are similar opportunities for those on Panhellenic, Purdue Cooperative Council, National Panhellenic Council, and Multicultural Greek Council," Schreck concluded.