Philanthropy

National Foundation
Alpha PhiThe 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 and educate about the value of philanthropy.
Alpha Phi has focused on heart disease and cardiac care as a philanthropic priority. The Foundation supports programs and research that study heart disease in women – specifically its symptoms, its treatment and its prevention. More women than men die of heart disease each year. Today, heart disease kills one in three women. It is the leading cause of death of American women and kills more women age 65 years and older than all cancers combined.
Chapter Philanthropy
Our chapter has recently extended our Heart Health Week into the entire month of February to raise more awareness for cardiac care and research. Several events are planned throughout the month to raise funds for cardiac research. We host men & women's basketball games, hand out cardiac care facts while selling red dress pins in the DSU, host a blood drive with the Red Cross, and held an annual “Move Your Phi't” zumba class. We end the month with our King of Hearts male pageant. February was busy for all Alpha Phi's, but it was so rewarding for both our beloved philanthropy and our sisterhood. Each year, Theta Phi raises over $20k for cardiac care research and the Alpha Phi Foundation.
Members of Alpha Phi commit themselves to unwavering support for women’s heart health. We work all year to better the future for women needing cardiac research and care. Each year, Theta Phi raises over $25k for cardiac care research and the Alpha Phi Foundation. Our organization is one of the most philanthropic chapters on campus. Some of our own events include:
Red Dress Gala
Alpha PhiWhen it comes to the style of an Alpha Phi, it's all about the red dress! The annual Red Dress Gala is hosted during family weekend at CNU and includes a reception, poker tournament, live band, and silent auction at an elegant venue. All Alpha Phis wear red dresses in honor of our cause.
100% of the proceeds are donated to Women's Heart Health in hopes of advancing research and fighting heart disease. For us, this special occasion allows us to share our philanthropic vision with family and friends and alumnae.
Keep the Beat Week
We host this annual heart health week in February to spread the word about Women’s Heart Health. Fun events are planned throughout the week, including a spin class led by one of our own members, passing out chocolates and roses in the student union, and selling buttons and stickers to raise awareness. We end the week by hosting a “Galentine’s Day” social with all the sororities on campus in our chapter mansion!
Mac N' Phis
What could be better than an event where eating mac and cheese benefits women's heart health? Mac N' Phis is an annual event hosted in the Alpha Phi mansion where you can try a variety of different recipes for this classic comfort food! There’s a mac and cheese eating contest, house tours, and a live vote for best recipe!
Fear 2 Freedom

Alpha PhiAlpha PhiAlpha PhiOur chapter has adopted a local philanthropy, Fear 2 Freedom, a global nonprofit who supports victims of sexual assault. Founded by Rosemary Trible, we are proud to support such an amazing cause. Our first event, “One Tough Cookie” featured a cookie bake off & was a huge success!