Monday, August 20, 2007

Foundation Director Emeritus Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Congratulations to Foundation Director Emeritus Dr. Diane Spatz who was recently recognized for her outstanding work at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in helping new mothers learn to breast feed. Diane is a lactation specialist and is the principal investigator of a study researching the breast feeding tendencies of low income women and whether check-ups every two weeks will encourage mothers to breast feed longer.

Do you know an alumnae sister who is helping to perpetuate our twin ideals of "the brotherhood of man and the alleviation of the world's pain?" If so, leave a comment or email us at to tell us about her.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Help the Foundation Everytime You Search the 'Net!

With classes and research papers just around the corner, the Foundation wanted to remind you that you can make a BIG difference by using to do your internet searching. Just this year, we have raised hundreds of dollars for the Foundation just because people are doing what they always do -- searching the internet!

Below is additional information on this great opportunity! Please spread the word and invite all of your sisters, alumnae and friends to participate!

What if the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Well, now we can! is a new search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results.

Just go to and be sure to enter Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation as the charity you want to support. Just 500 of us searching four times a day will raise about $7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime! And, be sure to spread the word!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Back to School Season!

August and September means thousands of Phi Sigma Sigma collegians heading back to campus for another successful academic year! For many of our campuses, recruitment also starts in August and September.

Did you know that the Foundation has created a comprehensive "Philanthropic Recruitment Guide" to help our chapters plan an outstanding event? To obtain this guide, please email the Foundation at and include your name, position and chapter letters.

Good luck as the school year starts and good luck with your recruitment efforts!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

A GREAT Weekend for the Foundation!

Hello faithful blog readers! Kim Hildred, Foundation President, here.

Wow! We had an amazing convention in Orlando, Florida this summer! Not only did we get to have dinner with Minnie Mouse, but we elected new fraternity leadership, passed new organizational structure changes, heard about servant leadership from two outstanding alumnae (thank you Veachey Bloom and Claudia Abate!) and raised over $60,000 in donations and pledges for the Foundation! We were so fortunate to have one sister join the $1,913 Society and three sisters join the Centennial Club.

As you know, our Centennial birthday is fast approaching. To honor this milestone, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation established the Centennial Fund to underwrite specific educational events and activities related to our birthday. Centennial donors each commit to contribute $10,000 to this fund, payable by 2013. So far we have 24 sisters who have joined this forward thinking giving Club!

The $1,913 Society was established to support leadership programming like Achieve and other innovative values based programming opportunities.

One of the highlights of our Foundation dinner was awarding educational grants and scholarships to this year’s winners! Close to $30,000 was awarded to this year’s winners!

The Foundation is so fortunate to have wonderful donors and friends who deeply support our important work. Thank you to all of sisters, friends and NPC guests who joined us for the Foundation dinner. We are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the 2008 Leadership Conferences. See you in Baltimore, Newark, Los Angeles, Chicago and Albany!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Another Amazing Convention!

Wow! What a weekend! The 2007 Convention did not disappoint the hundreds of collegiate and alumnae sisters that were able to attend this year's Convention! The weekend was jam packed with fun, sisterhood and yes, business.

The Foundation wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate our new Supreme Council! These women are talented and dedicated volunteers. We are so grateful for their leadership!

  • Sandy Grossman, Grand Archon
  • Pamela Downey, Grand Vice Archon
  • Melanie Boone, Grand Vice Archon Finance
  • Aggie Malter, Director
  • Alicia Scott, Director
  • Caryn Jacquish, Director
  • Jennifer Lenhart-Rogish, Director

We are especially excited to have two of our Foundation directors elected to Supreme Council. Congratulations Aggie and Pam!

We also owe a huge thank you to those sisters who completed their terms on SC - Josette George, Nicci Hollar, Cindy DeNormandie, Amy Keach and Erin Sweeney.

The weekend was also a huge success for the Foundation! Look for a post from Foundation President, Kim Hildred, who will reveal just how great a weekend it was! We are so fortunate to have amazing donors and friends of the Foundation.

Thank you to all of our sisters who joined us in Disney or read about it with us through the blog. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon at the Leadership Conferences and in 2009 in Norfolk, Virginia!