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Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Donates $12,671 to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Tuscaloosa, Alabama — During the months of September and October, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society asked their members, alumni, family, and friends to participate in the Inaugural 5K for $10K Run for Reading Benefitting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The 5K Run portion of the event could be completed by participants between October 14-28, but fundraising began earlier on September 8.

There were a total of 223 individual participants who signed up for the 5K representing 40 different Phi Eta Sigma chapters across 30 states + the District of Columbia. As a result, Phi Eta Sigma is pleased to announce that a donation of $12,671 will be made to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

"Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is very honored to be this year's recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society's 5k virtual event, promoting literacy. The proceeds from this event helps us continue our mission of inspiring a love of reading in children across the country." said Jeff Conyers, President of The Dollywood Foundation.

Following the race, individual students who raised between $100-$500 received prizes such as official Phi Eta Sigma graduation honor cords and medallions for their efforts in participating in the event. Phi Eta Sigma would like to thank all who participated and contributed to this event making it a huge success.

For more information about the 5K, please visit

About Phi Eta Sigma

Founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Phi Eta Sigma is the nation's oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students in all disciplines. In 2019, Phi Eta Sigma adopted promoting literacy as its national philanthropic mission.

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