Alpha Phi Foundation



Day of Giving

February 29, 2016 marked a historic day for Alpha Phi, with Alpha Phi Foundation hosting our first-ever Day of Giving. Inspired by Leap Day, 1,538 sisters, family and friends made the most of an extra 24 hours by being "SisterGood" - putting their philanthropy in action to bring the Foundation's mission to life.

In addition to raising $165,682.40, ten collegiate chapters each won a $1,000 prize to enhance their academic, leadership or serving programming during 2016.

We're thrilled to share a sneak peek from several prize-winning chapters on how they will bring your SisterGood to life this fall!

Delta Beta (Texas A&M Commerce)
"We are planning a CPR/AED training and heart health education workshop that will be open to the campus. CPR/AED skills are ones that each participant can use in their life beyond Alpha Phi. Additionally, it allows our campus to be actively involved in our philanthropy. If a sister or other student should find themselves in an emergency situation, there may not be time for the person in distress to wait for an ambulance; therefore, we expect the impact of this workshop to ultimately save someone's life."

- Emily Ivins, VP Programming & Education

Beta Gamma (Colorado)

"With such a large chapter, it can be hard to find ways to interact and create deeper bonds. That's why we'll be participating in a local ropes course. We hope our members can develop their leadership skills and also become closer to one another."

- Breezy Coyne, Chapter President

Xi (Toronto)

"Over the years, we've had many Xi member attend ELI and come back with a wealth of knowledge and experience. As a chapter, we will be hosting a "mini ELI" for all members to learn more about themselves and their personal leadership styles. Five of our advisors also attended ELI so we think this will be a fantastic opportunity to make deeper connections with them, similar to the relationships established between ELI attendees and their Silver Circle Facilitators. We hope this will bring us closer together as a chapter and as leaders. Many of our members are active within the Greek community and on campus. We hope to see that what they learn at this retreat will be used in their life outside of Alpha Phi as well.

- Antonina Gambino, Chapter President

Gamma Eta (North Texas)

"We plan on having a day of leadership development workshops, which will teach our members valuable skills. We have had challenges recently in getting women to step up to serve as officers in the chapter, especially on the Executive Council. We want to not only help them develop valuable leadership skills, but also instill a sense of pride in serving Alpha Phi and showing them the impact it will have on their futures."

- Melissa Norris, Chapter Operations & Marketing Advisor