More Than $25K Raised For OU Fraternity Chef After House Closure


Monday, March 9th 2015, 9:59 pm
By: News 9


Following the release of a video showing University of Oklahoma fraternity members chanting racial slurs, a crowd-funding account has been set up for a chef who worked at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) house.

As of Monday evening, the IndieGoGo account raised more than $25,000 for the man who could lose his job as a result of the house's closure.

Monday, OU President David Boren directed the SAE house be shut down within 24 hours. 

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According to the account description, the cook named Howard has been working at the house for years.

“You know and I know that this isn't the house we lived in. I'm positive Howard knows this too. I ask you to give some money to make sure he lands on his feet,” Blake Burkhart, the account's creator, said.

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Learn more about the IndieGoGo account for OU's SAE chef.