Scholar Spotlights

Steven Marino

Majors: Finance, Law, Ethics, and Decision-Making

Hometown: Commack, NY

Classification: Senior

Steven's fraternity raised $20,000 for the ongoing fight to beat cancer.

One memory that Steven Marino holds close to his heart is the philanthropy event that his fraternity, Sigma Pi, held during his junior year. The event was called “Last Man Standing” and it featured boxing matches between both male and female students representing various IU organizations. While the contenders trained to box it out in the ring, the main purpose of the event was to raise funds to beat cancer. All of the proceeds from the philanthropy event were donated to The American Cancer Society and The Warehouse, a local non-profit organization in Bloomington.

“It was incredible to see hundreds of men and women together in one place showing their support for their fighters and organizations,” Steven said. “The best part about it was that it was all for charity, so all of the money raised through ticket and apparel sales went towards supporting the bigger fight against cancer.” Sigma Pi raised about $20,000 through Last Man Standing.

The fraternity plans to continue hosting the event annually, and hopes to see it grow year after year. Steven can’t wait to enjoy it for a second time this year as a senior.