February 14, 2011

Take Heart: The Alpha Phi Foundation and Its Mission

It’s February and we are surrounded by fabulous shades of red! It’s American Heart Month, and we’re all thinking about our own hearts and the impact Alpha Phi Foundation makes on heart health…and on women’s lives every day of the year.

Alpha Phi Foundation empowers women to be generous givers. We raise and award funds for programs that advance leadership development, encourage academic excellence, improve women’s heart health, support sisters in need, preserve heritage and educate about the value of philanthropy.

As Alpha Phis we are proud of our Foundation because, well…Alpha Phis are the Foundation! Through the support of our chapters and individual donors we can share success stories of an alumna member finishing her PhD with the help of a Foundation scholarship, a collegiate member able to stay in school because of the aid of a Forget Me Not grant, and a shy sophomore developing the skills to lead her chapter through ELI (Emerging Leaders Institute). You make our mission possible.

Look how your gifts made an impact during the 2010 Fiscal Year:

- 66 merit-based scholarships totaling nearly $135,000 were awarded.

- 51 Forget Me Not grants totaling over $80,000 were given to sisters in need.

- $50,000 Heart to Heart Grant awarded to the Oregon Health and Sciences University Foundation to help fund a landmark study researching women’s heart attack symptoms, and a $25,000 Heart to Heart Grant awarded to the Greater Boston American Heart Association’s women’s heart health outreach.

- 150 collegiate women attended ELI and our 10 ELCs traveled across North America developing our leaders and making our chapters stronger, sponsored by your gifts.

Remember: Alpha Phi Foundation makes a difference in women’s lives every day of the year-- and so do you!

Missy Moody is the Director of Educational Campaigns for the Alpha Phi Foundation. She can be reached at mmoody@alphaphi.org.

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