MAKE YOUR GIFT IN HONOR OR MEMORY

To add a dedication to your donation on the Donor Wall, use the "Donation Name" field to customize your display name. For example, "Mabel Chase in Honor of my Alpha Chapter Founding Sisters"

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT WITH THESE FUN EVENTS

Take advantage of these organization-wide challenges and pop-up events hosted by generous Sisters and friends to increase the impact of your support!

FEATURED CHALLENGE: 2020 Chapter Challenge - Scholarships Awarded Directly to Collegiate Chapter Members
The collegiate chapter with the highest cumulative dollar amount given through their Chapter Challenge link between November 4-5, 2020, will receive one $3,000 academic scholarship to benefit a collegiate chapter Sister in the 2021-2022 scholarship cycle. The First Runner-Up will receive one $2,000 scholarship and the Second Runner-Up will receive one $1,000 scholarship. We are also proud to offer tiered need-based tuition award opportunities within the Chapter Challenge. EVERY chapter that reaches the $2,500+ gift benchmark will be offered a need-based tuition award for a collegiate member in the 2021-2022 scholarship cycle. Learn more on the Chapter Challenge tab. 

FEATURED CHALLENGE: Raise the Bar - $6,000 in Chapter Challenge Bonus Opportunities!
Thanks to the generosity of Shel Hujarski Golob (Delta Alpha 1995/Gannon), we are excited to offer a total of $6,000 in Chapter Challenge Bonuses to the top three chapters to "raise the bar" with the highest percentage increase over their 2019 event participation at the conclusion of our celebration. 1st Place will receive a $3,000 Chapter Challenge Bonus; 2nd Place will receive $2,000; and 3rd Place will receive $1,000. Follow along with your chapter's standing using the Raise the Bar Leaderboard and join us in thanking Shel for this exciting new addition to our 5th Annual Founders Day of Giving!

FEATURED CHALLENGE: 1899 Society Collegiate Giving Challenge
All collegiate chapters with 100% participation (undergraduate initiated and new members) in the 1899 Society ($18.99 donation in the 2020 calendar year) at the conclusion of Founders Day of Giving will receive matching t-shirts from Alpha Sigma Tau's Emerald Boutique for every active member on their fall 2020 roster. This is in addition to the annual colored anchor dangle each individual member of the 1899 Society will receive by mail.

Race to the First Gift - $250 Bonus!
For the past four Founders Day of Giving celebrations, Lettie Cottrell Dreyer has been the first supporter to submit her online donation form. This year, she is offering up a $250 Bonus to your preferred chapter in the Chapter Challenge if you can beat her when the event goes live at 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 4!
CHALLENGE COMPLETED
Winner: Megan Escobar (Gamma Tau, 2008/Lebanon Valley)


United for 50 - $1,000 Unlock!
Thanks to the generosity of the non-members who serve on Alpha Sigma Tau Headquarters staff, when we receive donations from individuals in all 50 states, $1,000 will be unlocked and added to the Founders Day of Giving total. Thank you to Angie Bong, Holly Morris, Jim Paponetti, Erin Snyder, Felicia Thompson, Michele Upright, and Jessi Zabriskie for your continued support of our Sisterhood!

121 for $121 - Celebrating Sisterhood - $1,000 Bonus!
When 121 gifts of $121 or more are made in support of any giving option, $1,000 will be unlocked and added to the Founders Day of Giving total thanks to the generosity of Stacey Daniel Fragile (Gamma Mu 1995/WVU Tech). 
CHALLENGE COMPLETED

Honor Your Alpha Sigma Tau Mentor - $500 Chapter Challenge Bonus Pop-Up Opportunity! Honor your Alpha Sigma Tau Mentor in this special Pop-Up Challenge hosted by National Vice President Jenni Kemmery (Delta 1995/IUP). Now through 5 p.m. ET (Thursday, November 5th), every member who makes a donation in honor or memory of a Sister who has inspired them through mentorship will be entered in a drawing to receive a $500 Bonus Gift to be split between the donor and honoree’s preferred chapter(s), if applicable. To make your honor gift, write both your and your honoree's names in the "Display Name" field of your donation form.

"In 1899, In Ypsilanti, Mich..." - $475 for 475 Members of the 1899 Society!
Our eight great founding members wished for Alpha Sigma Tau in 1899 and today, our wish is for 475 members of the 1899 Society for Collegiate Giving! When 475 collegiate members join the 1899 Society with a donation of $18.99 or more, $475 will be unlocked and added to the event's total thanks to the generosity of Erika McManus Bukva (Delta Rho 2000/Chowan) and Jonathan Bukva.

$500 for 500 - $500 Bonus!
When 500 gifts are received in support of any giving option, $500 will be unlocked and added to the event total thanks to the generosity of Erika McManus Bukva (Delta Rho 2000/Chowan) and Jonathan Bukva. CHALLENGE COMPLETED

Friendship & Fidelity to Purpose - (2) $250 Chapter Challenge Bonus Opportunities!
Every Alpha Sigma Tau Sister who joins the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle for the first time on Wednesday, November 4, will be entered in a drawing on November 5 for one of two $250 Bonuses ($500 total available!) to your preferred chapter in the Chapter Challenge thanks to the generosity of Amanda Michele Davis (Delta Upsilon 2004/Saint Leo).
CHALLENGE COMPLETED
Winners: Kelli Haidle (Beta Chi 1987/Ferris) &
Donna Doggett Phelps (Zeta Tau 1991/Longwod)


Luck of the Draw - (8) $250 Chapter Challenge Bonuses!
As gift count benchmarks are reached throughout our celebration, our lucky 50th, 100th, 250th, 500th, 750th, 1000th, 1250th, and 1500th donors will receive a $250 Bonus ($2,000 total!) to their preferred chapter in the Chapter Challenge thanks to the generosity of Sarah Elizabeth Hinshaw (Delta Nu 1999/Beloit).

Sisterhood Happy Hour - $200 Chapter Challenge Bonus Opportunity!
Every Alpha Sigma Tau Sister who makes a gift between 5-6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 4, will be entered in a drawing to receive a $200 Bonus to your preferred chapter in the Chapter Challenge thanks to the generosity of Stacey Daniel Fragile (Gamma Mu 1995/WVU Tech). 
CHALLENGE COMPLETED
Winner: Lisa Throckmorton (Alpha Lambda 1993/Radford)


Sisterhood Coffee Break - (2) $200 Chapter Challenge Bonus Opportunities!
Every Alpha Sigma Tau Sister who makes a gift between 7-9 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 5, will be entered in a drawing for one of two $200 Bonuses ($400 total available!) to your preferred chapter in the Chapter Challenge thanks to the generosity of Stacey Daniel Fragile (Gamma Mu 1995/WVU Tech).
CHALLENGE COMPLETED
Winners: Julie Montgomery (Beta Pi 1985/Eastern Illinois), & Lisa Andrus (Delta 1995/IUP)


Sisterhood Happy Hour - $200 Chapter Challenge Bonus Opportunity!
Every Alpha Sigma Tau Sister who makes a gift between 5-6 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 5, will be entered in a drawing to receive a $200 Bonus to your preferred chapter in the Chapter Challenge thanks to the generosity of Stacey Daniel Fragile (Gamma Mu 1995/WVU Tech).

Race to the Finish Dollar for Dollar - $5,000 Match!
It's a race to the finish! National Vice President Katherine Pulley Onyshko, Esq. (Delta Phi 2006/NYU) will match all donations up to $5,000 towards the organization total in the last two hours of our 5th Annual Founders Day of Giving (6-8 p.m. ET) on Thursday, November 5. Take advantage of this opportunity to DOUBLE your impact for our Sisterhood and join the celebration before it's too late!