The Foundation

  • Foundation

    GIVING.

    To one another.
    The those whose needs are greater than our own.
    T
    o educate young minds, young talent and young leaders.
    To save and enhance lives.
    To make the world a better place.
    This is our heritage.
    This is our hope.
    But only with your help.

    The women of Alpha Chi Omega, since the beginning, demonstrated their generosity, their compassion and their commitment to their own, but also their commitment to the greater good.

    The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation provides the formal mechanism (and tax deductibility!) to channel that giving and multiply its impact through our collective generosity.

    As a donor to our Foundation, you have the many options. You may choose an unrestricted gift so we may help where it's needed most. Or you may designate a particular area - such as educational programming, leadership training, grants and scholarships, local initiatives or domestic violence. Either way, the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation is here to serve your interests as a philanthropist.

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS

    Jessie Bliss McGrew Freedom Fund
    When you give to the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, you help our women address the tragedy of domestic violence. Because women are affected by this issue that has personally affectedsome of our members and their families, we've made this our national philanthropy since 1992. Our work comes in many forms - awareness, prevention and education, assistance to victims and their children. We work at both local and national levels.

    Funding for these programs is channeled through the Foundation's Jessie Bliss McGrew Freedom Fund was started by David Whitney in memory of his mother, an Alpha Chi Omega alumna (Xi, University of Nebraska) who was a victim of domest violence. The fund was supplemented by chapter and national fundraising events many years ago to reach an initial principal of $60,000. When earnings warrant, the fund is used to make grants to domestic violence organizations from across the nation.

    Support Victims of Domestic Violence (video)

    THE MACDOWELL COLONY
    Alpha Chi Omega's founders were music students and appreciated the arts in general. And one of the Alpha Chi Omega's early members. Marian Nevins MacDowell (Zeta, New England Conservatory of Music), worked with her composer husband to create a community on their New Hampshire foram "where artists could work in an ideal place in the stimulating company of peers."

    As a result of this connection, the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation has long supported the Star Studio at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough. In fact, the Star Studio was built in 1911 with funds from Alpha Chi Omega. It was our organization's first altruistic project.

    The Foundation also supports Alpha Chi Omega fellowships in honor of Fray Barnaby Kent for professional artists and writers who need financial aid to study at the Colony.

    To learn more about the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation and to give online please click here.