Big Brother Star Moderates Fundraiser for anti-sexual assault charity at the University...

Big Brother Star Moderates Fundraiser for anti-sexual assault charity at the University of Delaware

Paulie Calafiore partners with Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to benefit RAINN


Paulie Calafiore, founder of The Rise Up, the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Incorporated (Delta Pi Chapter) and the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated Nu Xi Chapter are hosting a fundraiser benefitting the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, RAINN. The fundraiser will take place on Monday, April 10th, 7pm at University of Delaware’s Gore Hall 114.

RAINN raises funds and awareness for sexual assault, through interactive discussions educating attendees on sexual violence particularly on college campuses. A sexual assault survivor will be on hand to share their stories.


April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) and the University of Delaware is recognizing it with activities, and events as part of the ongoing kNOw MORE campaign. Lambda Theta Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi are following the University’s lead to stand up, participate, and help raise awareness about sexual misconduct and gender-based violence by hosting the fundraiser.

About Paulie Calafiore

Paulie Calafiore, a Howell, NJ native is a former professional soccer player, entrepreneur and houseguest on season 18 of CBS’ “Big Brother,” whose charismatic personality and competitive nature was popular with viewers of the hit reality series. After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Exercise Science, he played for two years with professional soccer team, the Colorado Rapids. Today the thriving entrepreneur owns several businesses in the fitness, music, and clothing industries. He also runs youth soccer programs and is an assistant coach for the Rutgers Men’s Soccer team. Philanthropy has always been very important to Paulie and he was inspired to draw on his national exposure to enact change. This led to the creation of The Rise Up. Visit to see Paulie’s complete bio, more information on The Rise Up and the success of their initial campaign for The CyberSmile Foundation.

About The Rise Up

The Rise Up was established in 2016 and is a movement to affect change in the world through positive action. The Rise Up is a partnership between Paulie Calafiore and Nicole Herring of Altruistic Events, a charity event planning company. Bringing awareness to causes that include bullying, sexual violence and domestic violence, The Rise Up builds creative fundraising campaigns, sparks activism with calls to action, and directly reaches people through Paulie’s speaking engagements. For more information, contact Nicole Herring at (856) 979-7302.


Founded in 1994 by Scott Berkowitz, The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States. Lead by a talented team of experts, the top rated charity provides invaluable programs for sexual violence with Victim Services, Public Education, Public Policy and Consulting Services.