Leading with Heart from the Happiest Place on Earth
Disney World is known for being the “Happiest place on Earth”, but for many Alpha Phis, The Magic Kingdom holds a much deeper meaning. Alpha Phi International Fraternity is honored to partner with Disney Institute, funded by Alpha Phi Foundation donors, to offer the Alpha Phi Leadership Institute, a three-day leadership development experience for our collegiate sisters. Abi Morton (Iota Rho — Clemson) is one of the 164 members who had the opportunity to attend the Alpha Phi Leadership Institute this year. “Attending the Alpha Phi Leadership Institute was a way for me to expand my knowledge of leadership and learn what it really means to be a leader.” – Abi Morton (Iota Rho — Clemson) Abi was initially drawn to the Institute because she had yet to hold a position in her chapter at Clemson and was eager to expand her leadership knowledge. Throughout her time at Leadership Institute, Abi and her fellow Alpha Phi’s participated in engaging and interactive lessons that focused on trust, teamwork, communication and risk-taking. “The biggest impact this experience had on me was my newfound passion to become a leader” – Abi Morton (Iota Rho — Clemson) Not only did the Alpha Phi Leadership Institute provide Abi with the tools to grow as a leader, but it introduced her to lifelong friends that inspire her to be the best version of herself. “It takes strong, motivated women to be leaders, and this experience showed me that Alpha Phis are fit for that role.” – Abi Morton (Iota Rho —Clemson) As Abi reflects on her time at the Institute, she can’t help but feel grateful for the incredible lessons she learned, people she met, and the Alpha Phi Foundation donors who made it all possible. Abi has truly emerged from this experience as a leader ready to take on the world around her! In fact, since attending the Alpha Phi Leadership Institute, Abi has proudly applied for graduate school as well as a Panhellenic position at Clemson. We are so proud of Abi’s accomplishments and we cannot wait to see how she continues to lead with her heart in the future. Thank You! We are so appreciative of our generous donors who help fund these incredible leadership experiences. Are you interested in supporting opportunities like Alpha Phi Leadership Institute? Consider making a gift today!
November 17, 2022 6:44 am
Alpha Phi Foundation Awarded Best Use of a Foundation Grant
The Foundation for Fraternal Excellence recognizes Alpha Phi Foundation for granting donor dollars for an extraordinary purpose. Alpha Phi Foundation is proud to announce that on August 30, 2022, we were awarded Best Use of a Foundation Grant by the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence (FFE). FFE’s Awards of Distinction provide the fraternal foundation community an annual opportunity to recognize organizations excelling and innovating in a particular area. Above and beyond expectations The Alpha Phi Leadership Institute grant supported a three-day immersive experience in partnership with the Disney Institute in Orlando, FL. A curriculum customized to Alpha Phi, this program was designed for participants to grow their leadership skills, learn to lead with purpose, identify personal values and translate them to individual leadership, discover the importance of emotional intelligence, and rupture barriers of stereotypes within their communities. As the first fraternal organization to partner with Disney, an industry expert in leadership training, our rising Alpha Phi leaders received a premiere experience. “As a leader, I am always looking for new and innovative ways to grow and be the best self that I can be. The Alpha Phi Leadership Institute helped me do this in ways that I will forever be grateful for. The programming consisted of engaging and interactive lessons pertaining to communication, trust, teamwork, writing your legacy as a leader, and so much more! I could not be more honored to have attended the Alpha Phi Leadership Institute and feel incredibly blessed to have made the friendships and connections I did throughout the weekend! The generosity of the Alpha Phi Foundation donors will forever have a major impact on my experience and that is something that I will never forget.” Jordan Perry (Beta Iota-West Virginia), 2021 Leadership Institute Attendee The Applicants With a focus on learning how their leadership skills are transferable within their chapters and communities, there was an overwhelming desire by collegians to attend this new and unique institute. 418 collegians applied, and every chapter was granted the opportunity to send a member. 164 undergraduates attended the Institute across Alpha Phi chapters in North America, spanning rising sophomore (42%), junior (38%), and senior (20%) members. The 2022 Alpha Phi Leadership Institute with Disney Institute will be hosted September 23-25 with 165 Alpha Phis projected to attend. The Alpha Phi Leadership Institute is funded by Foundation donors who recognize the importance of developing skills and empowering women to lead. Join us for 24 hours of generosity on September 23-24, 2022 for Leadership Day of Giving to support innovative leadership programming like the Alpha Phi Leadership Institute.
September 12, 2022 10:33 am
Alpha Phi Foundation Awards $430,000 in Academic Scholarships
Alpha Phi Foundation recognizes 83 outstanding scholars whose academic excellence and achievements make us proud to be Alpha Phis. After a rigorous application process, Alpha Phi Foundation is proud to announce that 83 Alpha Phis will receive an academic scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year, totaling $430,000. This year’s application cycle proved to be more competitive than in recent years, demonstrating how the need for academic scholarships is more prevalent than ever. Compared to the 2021-2022 cycle, the Foundation saw a 33% increase in the number of applications received from our membership. According to the Education Data Initiative, 95% of all individual educational debt comes from student loans. Although the rate of increase for loans has slightly decreased over the last ten years, the total student loan debt balance is up to $1.73 billion. This year’s Alpha Phi Foundation Scholars are comprised of 52 undergraduate and 31 graduate members, representing 58 chapters and receiving awards ranging from $1,000 to $77,000. Areas of study for our recipients range widely from medicine to architecture, mental health counseling to finance, and data science to education. Applicants for Alpha Phi Foundation scholarships are required to provide information regarding their academics and extracurricular activities, displaying their involvement in Alpha Phi, their commitment to leadership and service, and their educational goals and aspirations. All applications are read and reviewed by Alpha Phi alumnae serving as volunteer Scholarship Readers. This year’s 150 readers scored applications based on several factors, including honors and awards, leadership and volunteerism activities, essay submissions, recommendation letters, and overall application impression. Please join Alpha Phi Foundation in congratulating the 2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients. Thank you to Alpha Phi Foundation donors for your generosity and continual support. Interested in applying for an Alpha Phi Foundation scholarship? The 2023 – 2024 application cycle will begin in December 2022. Visit alphaphifounda.wpengine.com/vital-programs/scholarships for more information in November! Want to be a Scholarship Reader for the 2023-2024 application cycle? Submit an interest form today!
August 15, 2022 9:00 am