Alpha Chi Omega is at the forefront of fraternal organizations as we position our members for success both today and in the future. The Foundation strives to realize and sustain the educational and philanthropic values of Alpha Chi Omega through successful fundraising and stewardship. Generous gifts from our members and friends enhance the Real. Strong. Women.® Experience and empower our members to impact their communities and world positively.
The Impact of the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation
The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation’s funding of the Fraternity’s educational and philanthropic programs continues to help our fraternity remain a relevant women’s organization that provides transformational experiences and a lifetime of leadership, learning and service opportunities. The dollars the Foundation provides to the Fraternity are directly impacting lives and making a difference to multiple generations of women to provide a return on our values.
Alpha Chi Omega Foundation’s various funds help you direct your dollars to the efforts you feel most passionate about, giving you the power to guide Alpha Chi Omega into the future.
REAL. STRONG. WOMEN.® FUND: donations to the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation without a designated purpose fall into this fund. Your contribution automatically goes to the areas with the greatest need, meaning you’re making an impact right away. Money in this fund is used to address new needs in our educational programming, developing ways to help our members through an ever-changing college experience. In addition, these funds go toward scholarships, programming, philanthropy, and programs and resources to help us recruit the next generations of real, strong women.
GENERAL ENDOWMENT: money in our general endowment helps offset these fundraising expenses and the cost of operating the Foundation.
ENDOWED FUNDS: individuals, families, friends, organizations and chapters have the option to create an endowed fund in their name or as a way to honor or memorialize a loved one. These funds are managed by the Foundation and require a minimum amount (currently $25,000) to establish, which can then be designated for an educational or charitable use of your choice. There are several types of scholarships and grants you may create as an endowed fund via our Foundation.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS FUND: since 1992, Alpha Chi Omega has dedicated its philanthropic mission to aid survivors who are affected by domestic violence. Our efforts include educational programs, donations to programs that aid victims and their children, and service at shelters.