Saturday, June 16, 2007

Check Out the New e-Sphinx!

Talk about being up to date in technology! Phi Sigma Sigma just launched our first electronic edition of the Sphinx! As you may know, the Sphinx was first published in 1922 and has been a main stay for our sisterhood and the definitive publication to get all of your Phi Sigma Sigma news.

The E-Sphinx is amazing and the Foundation encourages you to check it out! There are a number of articles related to the Foundation including a wonderful photo essay from the Transplant Games, information about and features the Foundation's new website!

A huge thanks to Lisa Romero, Sphinx Editor, and Heather Knuth, Graphic Designer, for your outstanding work on this amazing publication!

Check out the E-Sphinx at!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Congratulations to Epsilon Delta at Chapman University!

Congratulations to our sisters at Chapman University who recently won a number of outstanding awards. Please join the Foundation in congratulating Epsilon Delta on the following distinctions:

  • Sorority of the Year
  • Spirit Award
  • Most Improved Chapter
  • Outstanding Sorority Scholarship (Phi Sigma Sigma is first in scholarship at Chapman)
  • Alumnae Relations Award

Way to Aim High! Want to learn more about the Epsilon Delta chapter? If so, you can visit their website at

So many of our chapters have been recognized for outstanding efforts on their campus. The Foundation is looking forward to an equally great Fall semester! Thank you to our collegians for your hard work for the 2006-2007 academic year!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

A Sister In Need

As you know, the Foundation has been committed to helping those with kidney disease and kidney related illnesses for more than 30 years. A year ago this month, we took that mission to a new level of commitment through our sponsorship of the NKF Transplant Games. We heard from sisters all over the world about how the Foundation and our philanthropic work has affected them personally.

Just recently, we received this letter from a sister which is another reminder of the reach of kidney disease.

To the Sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma,

I joined Phi Sigma Sigma in the spring of my freshman year for many reasons, reasons I am certain I share with others: to become involved on campus, to join an amazing group of women, to find a family away from home.

I also was intrigued when I learned that we donated money to the National Kidney Foundation because this cause is very close to my heart. A while back my mom was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, a progressive illness, at the time she was okay, and she was okay for years.

Years later this disease has decreased her kidney function so much that her health has been compromised. She was told by her doctor to look for a kidney donor. Our family was willing to help her, myself included, but we could not change our genetics and being that our blood types did not match we would have to look outside the family, perhaps even outside the people we knew and find a generous stranger to donate...

I am writing this in hopes that someone can help my mom, a sister I never met that is a sister nonetheless. My mom is O blood type, and if you are too, please consider helping my mom.



If you or someone you know can help Laura’s mom, please be in touch with Laura. Remember too, that there are millions of people out there with a story very similar to Laura's. To learn more about kidney disease, visit our Web site at