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HPU's Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Hopes To Win $1 Million On Facebook For Philanthropy

01.22.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 22, 2010 ? Push America, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi ? a fraternity at High Point University ? has been voted as one of 100 small nonprofit organizations across the country given the chance to win $1 million through Facebook.

Through voting on the social networking site, JPMorgan Chase & Co. will donate a total of $5 million through the Chase Community Giving Campaign. Push America, whose mission is to build leaders of tomorrow by serving people with disabilities, is in the running for one of the $1 million grants.

The Chase Community Giving Campaign began in November to inspire a new way of corporate philanthropy. More than 500,000 eligible organizations were narrowed down to a mere 100 after one round of voting. Each of the remaining 100 organizations is eligible for a $25,000 grant; the top five organizations will receive a $100,000 grant; and the overall leader will receive $1 million.

The men in the HPU fraternity are proud to be helping their philanthropy by voting and spreading the word on campus for others to log onto Facebook and vote.

To help the cause of Push America, visit the Facebook voting Web page at www.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving.

For more information about Push America, please contact Adam Phillips at 704-504-2400, ext. 124 or visit www.pushamerica.org.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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