Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc has been committed to philanthropy since its inception. As a collegiate organization serving the community through social action, our philanthropy is a huge part of our inception. While we have the ability to bring awareness to many different philanthropies, Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc. has adopted Children as our National Philanthropy. As an organization, we have decided to focus on children due to truly believing that by building future leaders we will be able to build a better world and change our society’s defects.

Asthma Awareness

In 2005, Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc. adopted Asthma Awareness as our National Philanthropic Initiative due to the passing of Hermana Teofila Estevez. Every year since Lambda Pi Upsilon adopted Asthma Awareness as our National Initiative, we have participated in and conducted numerous events for the cause. Additionally, we continuously partner with the American Lung Association and their efforts to raise awareness for this cause.

Annual Events hosted by the American Lung Association that the Sorority participates in are:

  • Fight for Air Climb
  • Lung Force Walk (previously named: Asthma Walk)  

Fight For Air Climb & Lung Force Walk

Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc. is a proud participant of the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb and Lung Force Walk. Both events are in support of the Sorority’s philanthropic initiative, Asthma Awareness.

The Fight For Air Climb is held at prominent skyscrapers across the country and participants climb to the top as a sign of solidarity for those suffering with lung disease. Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc. proudly sponsors the event and fundraises annually for the effort.

The Lung Force Walk, led by the American Lung Association, is an annual walk/race that honors those directly affected by lung disease. helps raise awareness of the cause and raises funds for those that are impacted. Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc has participated in the Lung Force Walk since 2006, after the death of a fellow member due to asthma.

Local Philanthropies

In addition to participating with our dedicated charity partners, Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc’s is proud to sponsor local philanthropies:

  • March of Dimes
  • Aids Walk
  • Breast Cancer Walk
  • Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness
  • JDRF Walk One Walk