By: Madeline Plesac (Alpha Beta, Purdue University)
It’s officially pumpkin spice season which means for us in the Foundation, we’re ready for Founders’ Day Challenge! As you’re planning your October and talking with your sisters, we hope you’ll join in the fun of Founders’ Day Challenge. Here are five things we think you should know about this year’s #AXOFDC.
1. Founders’ Day Challenge is the full month of October!
This year, Founders’ Day Challenge will start on October 1 and end on October 31. We’re so excited to celebrate all things Alpha Chi and hope you’ll join us. Be sure to mark your calendar for these three events throughout the month: 1. Founders’ Day Challenge 2. Domestic Violence Awareness Month 3. Founders’ Day (October 15).
2. When you give, you’re supporting the Real. Strong. Women.® Fund.
When you give to Founders’ Day Challenge, your gift is going to the Real. Strong. Women. Fund which is the best way to impact all Alpha Chi Omegas — collegians and alumnae alike. Your gift goes toward the greatest needs of our sisterhood which includes programs like Leadership Academy, domestic violence awareness and Women & Wisdom mentoring program.
3. You’re honoring our founding and making an impact on our future.
What better time to give to the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation than our founding month of October? Not only are you impacting today’s sisters but you’re also honoring the history of Alpha Chi Omega. Make your gift more meaningful by giving $18.85 to honor our founding year or $146 to honor each of our collegiate chapters!
4. We’re pretty excited about this year’s giving page…and here’s why!
If you’ve participated in Founders’ Day Challenge in the past, you know we like to have fun with the “challenge.” This year, we have a new Founders’ Day Challenge dashboard that will be updated in real time. A few things we think you’ll love: 1. Top chapter participation (based on donors/chapter members) 2. Top state participation and 3. A challenge video from Foundation Chair Mary Pat Lambke (Beta Epsilon, Michigan State University).
5. Together, we can make a pretty big impact.
When we come together as sisters, it’s amazing to see the impact we can make on Alpha Chi Omega. Whether you give $5 or $5,000, when we put our gifts together, Alpha Chi benefits. After all, we are real, strong women supporting real, strong women. It’s who we are and what we do!