I've been a Foundation donor since the early '80s. I first learned about the 1872 Society while attending Convention 1988 in Chicago. I was a few years out of college at the time, writing my annual $25 checks to the Foundation. I made it a personal goal to become a member... someday. I did the math and figured out just how many years it was going to take me to reach $1,872 in lifetime giving.
A couple of years ago I adjusted my goal, aiming to join the 1872 Society before traveling to Convention 2016 in Cleveland. I reached my goal in March. Today, being a member of the 1872 Society means a lifetime commitment to Alpha Phi, developing women as leaders and furthering women's heart health.
Carolyn Gore-Ashe (Delta Alpha-East Carolina)
Alpha Phi Foundation donor