Sunday, September 30, 2007

Princess for a Day!

The Foundation received this announcement from our Iota Beta chapter at Quincy University this week. Last year, the chapter raised thousands of dollars and touched the lives of many, many kids from their area. This is a wonderful event and a terrific way to celebrate Make A Difference Day.

Is your chapter planning an event for Make A Difference Day? If so, leave a comment or email us about it. We'd love to feature the great work your chapter is doing!

Quincy University’s sorority Phi Sigma Sigma is hosting their annual charity event, Princess for a Day on October 27, 2007; in the Quincy University Student Center from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Princess for a Day is open to girls ages 4-10 years old. The cost of the event is $25.00 for the first child in the family and $20.00 for each child after that. Girls who are on the free and reduced lunch plan at school will receive a reduction in price.

Princess for a Day will consist of lessons in manners, etiquette, and how to properly set a dinner table. When the girls arrive they will have their picture taken and later in the day they will make frames to put the pictures in. Girls are encouraged to dress up in princess costumes and dresses. The girls will also participate in dressing up the members of Phi Sigma Sigma as princesses. An etiquette luncheon is then served this is where the girls are able to practice all of the manners they have learned.

At the end of the day there is a graduation ceremony that parents are encouraged to attend. Each girl will be crowned a Princess, receive a certificate of completion, a tiara, and memories for a lifetime. Our chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma wants to make a difference in the lives of young women. We know that it can be tough growing up and we want to help make it a little easier. That is why we have devoted a day of fun and learning to the young girls in the community.

Phi Sigma Sigma hosts Princess for a Day as a part of Make a Difference Day, which is a “National Day of Doing Good”. The proceeds from Princess for a Day will be donated to the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation. Our foundation will then send it to our national philanthropy, The National Kidney Foundation. Phi Sigma Sigma wants to give all little girls a chance to be a “Princess for a Day”!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Leading the Pack

Everywhere you turn, on campus or in your community, you can find a Phi Sigma Sigma sister leading the way. Phi Sigma Sigma has taught our women to be community minded citizens who are truly living our core values and twin ideals.

Recently, Jeannie Sabaroff, an alumna from our Xi chapter at Temple University, was featured in the BG News for her leadership and vision for the Graduate Student Senate. You can read about Jeannie's efforts by visiting the BG News.

Do you know of other sisters who are living our values and leading their campus or community? If so, email us at to tell us about her! She just may be the next sister featured!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

If You Need Another Reason to Join Us for the 2008 Transplant Games...

The Foundation just learned that one of our collegiate sisters, Aubrey, from Iota Epsilon (IU-Kokomo) has joined Team Indiana for the 2008 Transplant Games in Pittsburgh. The Foundation is looking forward to cheering Aubrey on and we hope that you will join us to do the same!

Stay tuned to the blog for even more information about the Games and exciting things that are happening in our sisterhood!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

What are you doing July 11-16?

The dates for the 2008 Transplant Games have been announced! The Games will take place July 11-16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Foundation hopes that you will make plans now to join us in Pittsburgh for this truly touching and life changing sporting event. The 2006 Games were a blast and we have even more fun lined up for the 2008 Games. The Foundation will update our membership about the Games through email and at the Leadership Conferences. Stay tuned for additional information.

If you want to learn more about the Transplant Games, visit their website at

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Congratulations to the Foundation's new Directors and Officers!

The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors, Stefanie Hutchison and Amy Keach, as well as the 2007-2009 Foundation officers.

Stefanie Hutchison (Gamma Xi, Widener University, 1991) has been a key Phi Sigma Sigma volunteer and has served the Fraternity and the Foundation in a number of areas, including chapter key advisor and Foundation Convention coordinator. She has also been a very active member of the Foundation special events committee, which she will now oversee as a director. In her professional life, Stefanie has a wide range of experience that will add further expertise to the Foundation board. She served as an admissions counselor at her alma mater, Widener University; worked in customer relations for AAMCO and a major hotel chain; and has a real estate license. Stefanie has planned philanthropic golf tournaments for the United Parcel Service and has served on a variety of committees at the Independence School, where her oldest son is enrolled. Stefanie and her husband have two sons and are currently planning their move to North Carolina later this month.

Amy Keach (Gamma Nu, Rutgers University New Brunswick, 1994) also comes to the Foundation with a wide variety of Phi Sigma Sigma experience that will further enhance the board's expertise. Since graduating from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Amy has held numerous volunteer roles. In addition to recently completing a term on Supreme Council as the director of alumnae, Amy has served the Fraternity as regional alumnae coordinator, division alumnae president, alumnae chapter archon, chapter key advisor and colony supervisor. Professionally, Amy is a certified project manager with a focus on interactive/online member relationship management. She currently works for a company that develops software products for the insurance industry. Amy volunteers as a member of the Rutgers Alumni Volunteer Information Network (RAVIN), Insurity Diversity Council and ChoicePoint Cares Committee. She also serves as a mentor at the Kinsella School. Amy lives with her husband in Connecticut.

In addition to the new director appointments, the Foundation board of directors is also pleased to present its officers for 2007-2009.

  • President - Kim Hildred (Gamma Epsilon, Waynesburg College, 1978)
  • Vice President - Candace Hogan (Gamma Nu, Rutgers University New Brunswick, 1986)
  • Treasurer - Norma Castillo (Beta Theta, University of Miami, 1986)
  • Secretary - Katie Herschede (Gamma Tau, Northern Kentucky University, 2004)
  • Director of Marketing - Heather Kelley (Beta Psi, University of Florida, 1997)
  • Director of Programming - Katie Herschede (Gamma Tau, Northern Kentucky University, 2004)
  • Director of Special Events - Stefanie Hutchison (Gamma Xi, Widener University, 1991)

The Foundation looks forward to an exciting new year as we work toward our mission to generate funds for the educational and philanthropic activities of the Fraternity, encourage lifelong learning and engage in charitable endeavors.