Our main philanthropic event every year is our Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser, where we raise funds to help our local CMN hospital, Children’s Hospital Oakland. CMN is a nonprofit organization helping to raise funds for over 170 children’s hospitals worldwide. Our annual contribution helps fund medical care, research, and education that helps save and improve the lives of 17 million children each year. CA Iota has historically raised thousands of dollars each year in service to CMN to honor and support the work they have done, and we continue to do so every year.
Through our Gelfand Lectures, Doctor’s Luncheons, medical school admissions panels, and alumni coffee chats, we offer professional networking opportunities, as well as a tremendous academic database, as a result of years of alumni and active member contribution. Through our exclusive membership with Kaplan, we also offer a significant discount on test preparation services to give our members the academic assistance they need during their undergraduate years. Most importantly, through the events we host and the bonding of our new member process, we foster personal relationships and long-lasting friendships, truly embodying the ideal of “fraternity”.