About Our Philanthropy
In 1956, Alpha Phi was one of the first women’s fraternities to establish their own foundation. The Alpha Phi Foundation focuses on improving women’s heart health and uniting all Alpha Phi chapters through the value of philanthropy. Each year, the Beta Tau chapter hosts Alpha Phiesta, an event that features a taco bar and live entertainment to help raise money and awareness for women's cardiac health.
Last Year's Philanthropy
This past fall, Alpha Phi raised a record $10,000 for the American Heart Association. As a chapter, they also strive to promote awareness of women's heart disease during February's Cardiac Care Month and Red Dress Pin Day, which takes place on the first Friday of each February. This spring, they are excited to host their campus car wash to further support the American Heart Association.
Along with cardiac care, their chapter focuses on giving back to their local Bloomington community. Last year they were fortunate enough to work with the Salvation Army, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, the Bloomington Fire Department, and other local causes. They also make a conscious effort to help out the Greek community by attending and donating to other sorority and fraternity philanthropies.
The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." Its motto is "Learn and Live".
Contributions and Donations
When you donate to the American Heart Association, you are joining in the fight against our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers – heart disease and stroke. Your donation will support such life-saving efforts as research, education, advocating for better health, improving patient care and reaching populations at risk. In short, you are helping save lives.