SAE Hosts “Rent a Gent” Philanthropy

From 2 to 4 p.m. on October 12, the Indiana Gamma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon will host its first philanthropic event of the school year. The event is titled “Rent a Gent,” where Indiana University students can bid on skills or services provided by the brothers of SAE. The services up for auction include bike rides, dance lessons and a day on the lake, among others.

The proceeds will go to Graham’s Foundation, which was created to provide care packages that “offer practical and emotional support for the parents of premature babies,” according to the foundation’s website. SAE Indiana Gamma alumnus and IU graduate Nick Hall is the President of Graham’s Foundation, creating a personal connection for the philanthropic event. More information on Graham’s Foundation can be found at

Austin Hunkin, SAE’s Philanthropy Chairman and a junior at IU, led the organization of Rent a Gent along with his committee.

“The volunteer coordinator from Graham’s Foundation said we should do an auction and I thought that was awesome,” he said.

Hunkin said that he and junior Kaleb Sullen will share the role of emcee for the event. There will be black table cloths and flower vases decorating the tables, while SAE’s new members walk around in suits carrying platters of food for the guests.

Food will be provided by Btown Menus. Tickets can be purchased for $3 and Rent a Gent t-shirts will be sold for $10. The event’s logo was created by IU junior Stephanie Figz.