No shave for schachter
Alex Schacter, a 14 year old student from Parkland, Florida, was tragically killed in the mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. In his honor, Alex’s father, Max Schachter, set up a fundraising effort called Safe Schools for Alex which collects money to make schools safer places nationwide.
UConn is Max Schachter’s alma mater and he was also a member of AEPi. Alex had dreams of being in the marching band at UConn and was going to become a brother of AEPi as well. This November, we partnered with Safe Schools for Alex. We called the partnered initiative NoShaveForSchachter, and we had all our brothers grow out their beards in full for the month of November to draw attention and raise as much money as we could.
The initiative was a great success. Facial hair was tremendous (in some cases) and hearts were filled thanks to the generosity of everyone who was kind enough to donate. We have future plans of turning this into an even more extensive effort in years to come.