Monday, January 28, 2008

2008 Scholarship and Educational Grant Application Now Available!

The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation is pleased to share the 2008 scholarship and grant application with our collegiate or alumnae sisters who continue to pursue their undergraduate or graduate education. Please visit our website at to download an application. Applications must be postmarked by APRIL 10, 2008. Questions? E-mail us at

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Aiming Higher at the Leadership Conferences!

We’re back! The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation is pleased to host a very special Saturday night dinner auction during each of the 2008 Leadership Conferences (LCs). At last year’s LCs, generous members enabled the Foundation to raise over $45,000 for vital leadership programming, scholarships and grants, and funding for the National Kidney Foundation and Kidney Foundation of Canada.

The Foundation board of directors cordially invites you to join us, and fellow collegiate and alumnae sisters, in celebrating the Foundation’s vision during the 2008 LCs. Here’s how!

Donate an Auction Item
We would love to acknowledge you, our alumnae sisters and our chapters, as generous Foundation donors when you contribute a gift to be auctioned during the evening. Great ideas from previous auctions include:

  • Items used during ritual (candlesticks, vase, bible cover, gavel, ritual table cloth, etc.)
  • A basket celebrating your state or chapter theme (California Dreamin’, New York Big Apple, Fun in the Sun, Chocolate Lover, etc.)
  • Phi Sigma Sigma items handmade by your chapter (recruitment banner, scrapbook cover,
  • Think BIG! (Airline tickets, hotel stays, show tickets, concert tickets, vacations, etc.)

Want more ideas? Write us at With your help and your bids, the dinner auction will continue to be a highlight of the conference!

Participate in the Raffle
Buy chances to win fabulous merchandise in the Foundation Raffle. Tickets are available Friday night and all day Saturday. We invite alumnae to bring a $10 wrapped gift for use as one of our wonderful raffle prizes!

Share Your “Heart”
One of our most treasured traditions during Fraternity conclaves is “Heart to Hearts,” a unique way for you to send a special sentiment of friendship or thanks to an attending sister. The recipient of a Heart receives a card which includes your personal message. She also receives a double heart appliqué to wear on her nametag during the conference.

Join the Rosebud Society
Here’s a unique and easy opportunity for collegians to begin a lifetime of Foundation giving!

Rosebud Society members pledge a gift total of $75 payable over three years ($20, $25, and $30, respectively). When her first payment is received, the sister receives a lapel pin signifying her membership. When she fulfills the $75, she receives her first lifetime rose level pin.

We invite all LC attendees to join the Rosebud Society. With your first contribution of $20 at the conference, you will receive your rosebud pin immediately to proudly display your support for the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation.

Thanks for choosing one or more of these special ways to support your Foundation during the 2008 LCs. We can’t wait to see you!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation Featured on Transplant Games Website!

Check out the Transplant Games website to see the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation listed as one of the premiere sponsors for the 2008 Games in Pittsburgh! The Foundation is thrilled to once again be a top sponsor of the Games.

More information about our participation in the Games, including how to sign up as a volunteer, will be announced during the Leadership Conferences and on our website very soon. Stay tuned!

You can check out the Transplant Game's website at

Monday, January 14, 2008

Leadership Conferences...Here we come!

The Foundation is thrilled to once again participate in the Leadership Conferences being held all across North America! We are hard at work planning another dynamic dinner and auction for our collegians, volunteers and treasured donors.

The Leadership Conference schedule is as follows:

  • February 1-3, Baltimore
  • February 8-10, Newark
  • February 22-24, Los Angeles
  • March 28-30, Chicago
  • April 4-6, Albany

For more information, please log onto the Phi Sigs only section of the Fraternity's website at

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Foundation to be featured on this Sunday!

That's right! The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation has been selected from over 51,000 non-profit organizations to appear on's homepage on January 13 - complete with our logo and a link to our Web site. We'll be joining non-profits like the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, and World Wildlife Fund.

As you may know, is a search engine that donates about a penny per search to charities its users designate (like the Foundation!). Those pennies add up quickly to hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. (Just 500 of us searching four times a day will earn the Foundation about $7,300 a year! So, be sure to spread the word.)

It's easy to use: Go to and enter Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation as the charity you want to support.

You can also help Phi Sigma Sigma at This "on-line shopping mall" donates a percentage of each purchase to us. Since links you directly to a retailer's website, your coupons and promotions still apply. Hundreds of great stores including Target, Gap, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Macy's and eBay have teamed up with GoodShop. Everytime you place an order, you'll be supporting our sisterhood!

You can use and every day, but we hope you'll take the extra step to find us on the homepage this Sunday, January 13!!