Philanthropy & Service
Alpha Phi Foundation
Incorporated in 1956, Alpha Phi Foundation is one of the oldest women’s fraternal foundations. Its primary philanthropic goals are supporting women’s heart health and developing women as leaders. The Foundation awards funds for programs that advance leadership development, encourage academic excellence, improve women's heart health, support sisters in need and educate about the value of philanthropy. The Foundation is a non-profit organization supported by contributions from individual members, collegiate and alumnae chapters, corporations, and friends. It is well known and respected internationally as a prominent philanthropic leader in the Greek community, with Alpha Phi chapters raising hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Each chapter raises funds for the Foundation through popular campus events, and in 2015–2016, collegiate chapters raised more than $2 million for the Foundation.
When Alpha Phi collegiate chapters raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation, they don’t just raise funds to advance the work of the Foundation, they aim to heighten awareness of women’s heart health through a variety of creative and innovative activities. Whether it’s a formal Red Dress Gala or an exhilarating Move Your Phi’t 5K, Alpha Phi educates with heart. With the help of development professionals on staff at the Foundation, collegiate chapters are able to establish their own active philanthropic initiatives.
Service represents one of Alpha Phi's six core values. As such, Alpha Phi chapters host a variety of service opportunities in the local community to encourage their members to give back. The specific types of opportunities a chapter offers its members vary based upon the needs of the local community and the interests and passions of the chapter members. Our chapters' service events include opportunities in the following four branches of Alpha Phi Cares: Heart Health Awareness, Ivy Green Initiative, Frances E. Willard Day of Service and Community Support. In the 2015-2016 school year our chapters reported that they completed 172,940 hours of community service! We hope to build relationships with multiple local organizations in Athens and dedicate our time and service to them throughout the year. We want to be sure we support those in need and give back to our community through service.