Philanthropy and service are core aspects of life in TKE at Georgia Tech. We believe it is our duty to give back to the broader Georgia Tech and Atlanta Community and our chapter is consistently one of the top philanthropic chapters on campus and among all TKE chapters. Any graduating Teke will tell you that philanthropy was one of their most rewarding and enjoyable college experiences.  

Tekes after shaving their heads during Rock the Bald 2019 and raising over $8,000 for St. Baldrick's

Causes currently supported by the chapter and its members include:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude is TKE’s national philanthropic organization. Our chapter participates in the annual St. Jude Run/Walk in Atlanta and, over the years, has raised over $100,000 for the hospital. 

St Baldrick’s

St Baldrick’s is a volunteer- and donor-supported charity that has given over 250 million dollars to support childhood cancer research. Every spring, Tekes participate St Baldrick’s annual “Rock the Bald” event and have raised over $50,000 for childhood cancer research since the event began while pulling off stellar new haircuts each year. 

Feed the Front Line

Feed the Front Line (FTFL) is a new nonprofit organization founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. FTFL purchases bulk meals from local restaurants and donates them to healthcare and other front line workers. To date, FTFL has donated over 50,000 meals to front line workers and raised over $450,000 across the country. Teke Brian Zhu helped start a FTFL chapter in his home state of Kentucky while FTFL also operates in Texas, Charlotte, Nashville, and Chicago. 

For the Kids

Georgia Tech FTK raises funds in support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. GT FTK’s fundraising helps Children’s Healthcare pursue cutting edge research and treatment in their Heart Center. Tekes Sam Adair and Dylan Mira currently participate on various FTK committees while other members participate in the annual Dance Marathon. 

Tech Beautification Day

Tech Beautification Day (TBD) is a day of service in which Georgia Tech students, faculty, and alumni complete service projects across Georgia Tech’s campus. Each year over 1,000 members of the Georgia Tech community participate in the event. TKE brothers Colby Tobin and Sam Adair have led their own teams and projects during TBD with numerous others participating in the day of service.