Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Princess for a Day

Does your chapter participate in a "Princess for a Day" event? If so, we want to hear about it! What do you do to make your event unique and successful? What are the keys to creating a great community-driven and involved event.

Leave your ideas here as a "comment" or email us at foundation@phisigmasigma.org.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Foundation Board Meeting Updates

From Kim Hildred – Foundation President

Greetings everyone! I can’t believe the summer is almost here and we will soon be seeing many of our alumnae and collegians in July, at our Convention in Orlando.

The Foundation Board of Directors met this weekend near our Headquarters in Elkridge, Maryland, where we had a most productive meeting. I thought our faithful blog readers might be interested in hearing about our meeting.

There are a number of exciting projects on the horizon. Heather Knuth (Pi alumna, Pyramid Award winner, and Epsilon Nu CKA), an amazing graphic designer, joined us on Saturday afternoon to unveil a new branding campaign, or a new look for the Foundation to use in our publications and Web site, for the Foundation. Her designs were amazing and we are looking forward to debuting our new look in the coming months!

We also discussed our plans for Convention. We are busily preparing for the Foundation Walk and Foundation Dinner on Friday night and of course are excited to host another successful auction to benefit the work of the Foundation. Get ready for lots of fun!

Fundraising, strategic planning, scholarships, leadership programming, the Transplant Games and technology were also on our agenda. We learned that thousands of sisters from all over the world have visited both our website (http://www.phisigmasigmafoundation.org/) and blog! Thank you to all of our loyal visitors!

We had a very successful meeting and are looking forward to seeing everyone at Convention!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Great News from California!

Congratulations to Lisette (initiated at Epsilon Epsilon, California State University Bakersfield and now active in the Iota Gamma chapter) and Laurissa (Iota Gamma, California State University Dominguez Hills) who received scholarships from the South Bay Alumnae Panhellenic Alumnae Association. What a wonderful way to end the semester!

Congratulations to Lisette and Laurissa, and all of our sisters, who received a scholarship this year. Stay tuned as the Foundation will announce the recipients of our scholarships in late July at Convention 2007 in Orlando, Florida. All winners will be posted on the blog and on our website at www.phisigmasigmafoundation.org.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Did you know...

Did you know that you can make a donation to the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation online?!? It's easy! Visit our website at https://www.phisigmasigmafoundation.org/donate-form.htm -- it takes less than one minute to make a tangible difference in the lives of our chapters and those with kidney disease. Take a minute and check it out. You'll see just how easy it really is!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Congratulations to the Class of 2007 Phi Sigma Sigma Graduates!

Congratulations to our sisters from all over North America who will graduate with their undergraduate or graduate degree this spring or summer! The Foundation is so very proud of you.

Do you want to send a graduating sister a "Gold Card" in honor of her graduation? It's easy! CLICK HERE!

Do you want to make a donation in honor of a graduate. There is no better way to celebrate than to give generously to the Foundation. Plus it's easy too! You can make an online donation by CLICKING HERE! If you are donating in honor of a graduating sister, be sure to leave a note in the "comment box" telling us you are donating in honor of a graduate and the sister's name.

Once a Phi Sigma Sigma...always a Phi Sigma Sigma!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Spring 2007 Legacy Now Available Online!

The Spring edition of the Foundation's bi-annual newsletter, Legacy, is now available online! CLICK HERE to view it.

This edition includes information on the Transplant Games, a sister who is exemplifying our Twin Ideals and the Annual Appeal. Don't miss out...read it today!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Congratulations to our Zeta Omicron chapter at Kutztown University!

Congratulations to the sisters of Zeta Omicron who recently won the following awards at their Greek Awards Recognition Ceremony:

  • Chapter of the Year
  • Web Page Award
  • New Member Development Award
  • New Member Educator of the Year
  • Highest Greek GPA
  • Scholarship Development Award
  • Outstanding Alumnae Advisor Award
  • Most Improved Chapter of the Year
  • Greek Week Overall Champions
What a wonderful week for our sisters at Kutztown! Keep aiming high!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Theta Mu Hosts Successful Community Wide Service Event!

Thank you to the Theta Mu chapter at California State University Stanislaus who sent in information about their recent "Easter Egg Hunt." This was a wonderful community driven event held on their campus.

The chapter even made the Turlock paper! Click here to read the article!

Theta Mu's archon, Laura, and philanthropy chair, Catalina, wrote in with the following description:

It was that time of year again as the flowers bloom, the trees bud and birds sing! It was a perfect opportunity for festivities and celebrations, especially Easter, which just passed. It was a blast it was for the Theta Mu chapter at California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, CA, which had the pleasure of putting on a very highly successful annual community Easter Egg Hunt on April 7.

The Theta Mu chapter organized a fun day of activities and food to celebrate the Easter season. To publicize this event we utilized radio stations, as well as placing articles in local newspapers, and going to area schools and posting flyers to generate a great turnout.
Our efforts became evident on that Saturday morning with over 500 community members in attendance!

Kids enjoying face painting, peep coloring, a bounce house and pin the tail on the bunny. By 12:00 noon when the hunt was about to begin, many more families had arrived to participate. It wasn’t even time for the hunt before we sold out of lunch items, raising over $400 in profit. Of that profit we donated $290 to the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation which helps support the National Kidney Foundation.

The hunt was a huge success with over 1,500 eggs found in less than 10 minutes! There were also three golden eggs, one for each age level, for which the winner received a gift basket. After the hunt, we had what is known as “egg investment,” in which we provide the opportunity for children to turn in their eggs for candy. At the end of the hunt, many families continued enjoying their lunch and time relaxing underneath the shade.

To prepare for this event, we put in many hours to help provide an opportunity for community members to bring out their children to enjoy the good weather, have a hot dog or two and enjoy hunting for eggs. We have done this continuously for the last 10 years and will continue doing this for years to come, as the community truly appreciates our efforts.