Our Philanthropy

In 1988, our esteemed alumnus and famed actor Paul Newman, Ohio ‘43, founded Hole in the Wall Gang Camp on a 300-acre piece of land in Connecticut. Now an international organization known as SeriousFun Children’s Network, this camp was designed as a place where children with terminal or life-threatening illness could escape their medical conditions for a little while to just be kids and, in Paul’s own words, “to raise a little hell.” Today, SeriousFun camps have served over 1,000,000 children in 20 different countries – all free of charge. Phi Kappa Tau has been formally partnered with SeriousFun for over 25 years. In that lifetime, we’ve raised $1.6 million dollars.

Locally, the University of Akron is proud to support Flying Horse Farms, a camp for children with life threatening diseases and a subsidiary of SeriousFun. Brothers may even serve as counselors by applying on Phi Kappa Tau’s national website.