The commitment of our founders to foster a “spirit of love and charity” has stood the test of time and remains as important to Alpha Phi today as it was in 1872. Practicing generosity and seeking to improve the lives of women are basic tenants of our Fraternity.
The American Heart Association and Alpha Phi have partnered to create the Alpha Phi Foundation. Our foundation works to raise awareness and money for heart disease, the leading cause of death in both men and women.
Alpha Phi has created multiple events that are held throughout the school year in order to support the Alpha Phi Foundation. Our Director of Philanthropy, Anneke Rood, has a very personal relationship with heart disease and the American Heart Association and has done an excellent job of educating our chapter.
Anneke has successfully put on the annual Heart of Texas Barbecue with the Texas Cowboys complete with a petting zoo, delicious food, and a live band. The money raised went to both ours and the Cowboys’ philanthropies and has been a continued success across campus. (To see photos, view gallery)
Our biggest philanthropy event of the year is the Red Dress Gala. Members of Omega are encouraged to invite friends and family to the event which is held in a local banquet hall. A live auction along with donations allow us to make yearly contributions in thousands of dollars to the Alpha Phi Foundation. Anneke has already made headway on this fall’s gala, and we are looking forward to it being the most successful one yet!
Alpha Phi provides many opportunities for women to make a difference in the lives of others by contributing their time and talents. From organizing campus philanthropic events to volunteering their time, our members are making a positive impact in the Austin community!