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Founders’ Day Challenge: A Long Tradition That’s Still Important Today

Every year during the month of October, the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation celebrates Founders’ Day Challenge, a fundraising campaign that supports priority Alpha Chi Omega programs and helps create opportunities for our sisters to be real, strong women leaders and changemakers.

While the look and feel of Founders’ Day Challenge has changed over the years since the first campaign in the early 2000s, this tradition honoring our seven Founders and the founding of Alpha Chi Omega on October 15 is still celebrated today.

Since 2015, 3,500 alumnae and Foundation friends have supported Founders’ Day Challenge, donating more than $700,000. Today, our donors continue to make an impact on the real, strong women of Alpha Chi Omega.

Here are three things you should know about this year’s Founders’ Day Challenge!

  1. When you give, you’re supporting the Real. Strong. Women.®
    When you give to Founders’ Day Challenge, your gifts are helping create a community of women who positively impact the world. Your gifts to the Real. Strong. Women. Fund allow for flexibility and agility in providing critical funding for priority programs through the Foundation’s annual Fraternity Grant.
  2. You’ll have access to a few fun features on our online giving dashboard!
    If you’ve participated in Founders’ Day Challenge before, you know we like to have fun with the “challenge.” On our online dashboard, you’ll see real-time updates on chapter participation (based on alumnae and collegiate donors/chapter members) and top state participation in addition to totals raised and recent donors.
  3. Together, we can make a big impact.
    When we come together, 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. This year, consider a gift of $18.85 for Alpha Chi Omega’s founding year or another amount that is special to you…like a dollar for each year you’ve been a member or $70 ($10 for each Founder!)

Be one of the first to give on October 1 by visiting Questions about Founders’ Day Challenge? We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email!

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