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Celebrating 120 Years of Alpha Sigma Tau Sisterhood


Welcome to Founders Day of Giving, Alpha Sigma Tau's annual giving event to grow a stronger future for our Sisterhood through the support of the Foundation.

 

The 2019 celebration honors the 120th anniversary of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority's founding and each individual member that makes up this extraordinary Sisterhood. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. ET on Monday, November 4th and concludes at 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 5th.

 

Visiting this page before or after the giving day event? Support the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation year-round at alphasigmatau.org/donate.

 

To learn more about hosting a 2019 challenge or matching gift, please contact Emily Hamsher Kindred, Director of Development, at ekindred@alphasigmatau.org

Thank You for a Record-Breaking Day!
Nov 05, 2019

THANK YOU! We are absolutely blown away by the display of generosity and pride from Sisters and friends across the country and beyond throughout our 2019 Founders Day of Giving celebration! The impact of your generosity will shine through our leadership and educational programs, academic scholarships, and continued growth in the years to come.

 

And, in our most competitive event to date, the results of the 2019 Founders Day of Giving Chapter Challenge are:

  1. Delta Nu Chapter (Beloit College), recipient of a $3,000 academic scholarship
  2. Psi Chapter (James Madison University), recipient of a $2,000 academic scholarship
  3. Alpha Lambda Chapter (Radford University), recipient of a $1,000 academic scholarship

​We will hold the drawing for the giving benchmark prizes later this week based on each chapter's final standing on the Chapter Challenge Leaderboard, so stay tuned! We are still calculating the participation percentages for the 1899 Society Collegiate Giving Challenge and all chapters achieving 100% participation will receive the exclusive "Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Nine" t-shirt for every member on their fall roster. Thank you again to all who made this event a record-breaking kick-off to our 120th Year of Sisterhood!

 

Missed the live event but still want to celebrate with a tax-deductible donation to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation? Visit alphasigmatau.org/donate to make your gift any day of the year.

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Announcing the Chapter Challenge
Oct 21, 2019

We are excited to announce the details of Founders Day of Giving fan favorite, the Chapter Challenge!

 

Scholarship Awards:

The collegiate chapter with the highest cumulative dollar amount given through their foundersdayofgiving.org Chapter Challenge link between November 4-5, 2019, will receive a one-time $3,000 academic scholarship to benefit a collegiate chapter Sister in the 2020-2021 scholarship cycle.

 

The following awards will be distributed for the chapters with the 2nd and 3rd highest total amounts contributed:

  • First Runner-Up: One-time $2,000 academic scholarship to benefit a collegiate chapter Sister in the 2020-2021 scholarship cycle.
  • Second Runner-Up: One-time $1,000 academic scholarship to benefit a collegiate chapter Sister in the 2020-2021 scholarship cycle.

Tiered Prize Opportunities:

New for 2019, in addition to $6,000 in scholarship awards, we will also offer tiered prize opportunities within the Chapter Challenge, sponsored by Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority!

 

All chapters surpassing the $15,000 benchmark will be entered in a drawing for the opportunity to win one of the following three prize opportunities:

  • 43rd National Convention Chapter Registration and Room Package 

  • Alpha Sigma Tau Branded Recruitment/Tailgating Tent

  • $1,000 Chapter Credit to Alpha Sigma Tau’s Emerald Boutique for one Custom Group Order

All chapters surpassing the $10,000 benchmark will be entered in a drawing for the opportunity to win one of the following three prize opportunities:

  • 43rd National Convention Chapter Registration (Registration Only)

  • Alpha Sigma Tau Branded Large Adjustable Banner Display and Alpha Sigma Tau Branded “Bid Day in a Box”

  • Alpha Sigma Tau Branded Knit Beanies for every active collegiate member and new member

All chapters surpassing the $5,000 benchmark will be entered in a drawing for the opportunity to win one of the following three prize opportunities:

  • 43rd National Convention Chapter Registration

  • Alpha Sigma Tau Branded Bid Day Packs for the chapter’s spring OR fall 2020 new member class

  • Alpha Sigma Tau Branded Recruitment/PR Supplies Kit

All chapters surpassing the $2,500 benchmark will be entered in a drawing for the opportunity to win one of the following three prize opportunities:

  • The Creed of Alpha Sigma Tau Wall Decal

  • Alpha Sigma Tau Branded “Bid Day in a Box”

  • $250 Chapter Credit to Alpha Sigma Tau’s Emerald Boutique for a Custom Group Order

Chapters may track their progress using the Chapter Challenge Leaderboard on the Founders Day of Giving website. Visit the FAQ page for full details and fine print. 

 

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Watch Your State Turn from Gold to Emerald Green When You Make Your Gift!
Rank State Donors
1 PA 252
2 VA 180
3 IL 84
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Sisterhood Happy Hour - Dollar for Dollar Match on ALL Donations
Now through 7 p.m. ET, enjoy a virtual happy hour with Sisters by joining the Founders Day of Giving Celebration with a donation of any size. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar in the giving day total—doubling your impact for our Sisterhood!
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Leadership Lunch Break
Now through 2 p.m. ET, join us for our Leadership Lunch Break, where every donation to the Leadership Fund, which offers immediate support for the Sorority’s leadership and educational programs, will be matched dollar for dollar! Double your impact for these important initiatives and make your donation through the “Leadership Lunch” button to qualify. Please note Leadership Fund donations are not included in the Chapter Challenge.
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Leaderboard
Chapter Challenge Leaderboard
Give through your preferred active collegiate chapter's link on the Chapter Challenge page to move up on the Chapter Challenge Leaderboard. Visit the FAQ for full prize details and fine print.
Rank Chapter Challenge Leaderboard Raised
1 Delta Nu (Beloit College) $17,364.83
2 Psi (James Madison University) $16,367.13
3 Alpha Lambda (Radford University) $12,941.03
4 Delta Alpha (Gannon University) $12,881.87
5 Gamma Tau (Lebanon Valley College) $10,593.67
6 Phi (Southeastern Louisiana University) $7,048.39
7 Delta Rho (Chowan University) $6,956.59
8 Zeta (Lock Haven University of PA) $5,802.25
9 Delta Phi (New York University) $5,579.35
10 Gamma Gamma (University of West Alabama) $5,018.99
11 Delta (Indiana University of PA) $3,659.95
12 Beta Delta (Duquesne University) $3,630.71
13 Delta Upsilon (Saint Leo University) $2,781.62
14 Gamma Pi (Lycoming College) $2,427.92
15 Beta Pi (Eastern Illinois University) $2,065.95
16 Gamma Theta (Penn State Erie, The Behrend College) $1,855.96
17 Gamma Rho (Seton Hall University) $1,837.59
18 Delta Mu (Cumberland University) $1,821.80
19 Zeta Tau (Longwood University) $1,702.98
20 Beta Xi (Michigan Technological University) $1,531.87
21 Gamma Xi (Grand Valley State University) $1,469.90
22 Beta Eta (Southern Illinois Univ. Edwardsville) $1,365.76
23 Omicron (Concord University) $1,321.77
24 Epsilon Sigma (Bridgewater State University) $1,189.89
25 Alpha (Eastern Michigan University) $1,171.97
26 Alpha Gamma (Henderson State University) $1,053.94
27 Beta Chi (Ferris State University) $948.99
28 Beta (Central Michigan University) $933.94
29 Beta Tau (University of Massachusetts Lowell) $925.99
30 Epsilon Phi (Winona State University) $925.76
31 Alpha Epsilon (Western Illinois University) $902.98
32 Beta Mu (Salisbury University) $885.80
33 Gamma Upsilon (California State University, LA) $757.98
34 Delta Tau (Oakland University) $717.88
35 Epsilon Alpha (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.) $714.85
36 Gamma Delta (Univ. of Massachusetts Dartmouth) $672.98
37 Epsilon Lambda (Indiana University of South Bend) $624.75
38 Alpha Psi (University of Northern Iowa) $596.82
39 Delta Pi (Oglethorpe University) $573.94
40 Epsilon Pi (Rhode Island College) $551.88
41 Alpha Pi (Slippery Rock University of PA) $490.76
42 Epsilon Omicron (University of Southern Indiana) $482.88
43 Epsilon Beta (Univ. of Texas Rio Grande Valley) $462.98
44 Delta Beta (Fairmont State University) $457.98
45 Chi (Shepherd University) $453.84
46 Rho (Southeastern Oklahoma State University) $449.95
47 Beta Theta (St. Mary's University) $448.91
48 Epsilon Gamma (GA Southern Univ. Armstrong Campus) $386.87
49 Beta Upsilon (New Jersey Institute of Technology) $378.99
50 Alpha Tau (Edinboro University of PA) $353.99
51 Delta Sigma (University of the Sciences) $313.94
52 Beta Iota (Millersville University of PA) $304.00
53 Epsilon Chi (University of Minnesota Duluth) $303.94
54 Upsilon (University of Central Arkansas) $270.96
55 Epsilon Eta (University of the Incarnate Word) $247.93
56 Epsilon Delta (Rogers State University) $223.99
57 Beta Omega (Monmouth University) $215.96
58 Epsilon Upsilon (Dalton State College) $208.89
59 Epsilon Iota (New York Institute of Technology) $200.96
60 Delta Eta (Belmont University) $198.94
61 Epsilon Theta (Fairleigh Dickinson University) $186.97
62 Delta Iota (Providence Campus of Johnson & Wales) $163.99
63 Beta Phi (California University of PA) $137.93
64 Delta Delta (University of Illinois at Chicago) $98.99
65 Beta Rho (Arkansas Tech University) $86.97
66 Epsilon Mu (SUNY University of Buffalo) $65.00
67 Beta Epsilon (Shippensburg University of PA) $60.00
68 Epsilon Xi (Gustavus Adolphus College) $58.99
69 Epsilon Psi (Rowan University) $56.97
70 Alpha Phi (West Chester University of PA) $55.00
71 Gamma Lambda (Kutztown University of PA) $53.99
72 Gamma Zeta (Frostburg State University) $52.98
73 Alpha Xi (Mansfield University of PA) $45.00
74 Gamma Epsilon (SUNY Potsdam) $45.00
75 Epsilon Tau (Kenyon College) $40.00
76 Delta Omega (Penn State Altoona) $24.00
77 Epsilon Nu (McDaniel College) $18.99
78 Gamma Psi (Fitchburg State University) $15.00
79 Delta Theta (Moravian College) $15.00
80 Delta Zeta (East Stroudsburg University of PA) $10.00
81 Epsilon Kappa (Trine University) $10.00
82 Epsilon Rho (SUNY Geneseo) $10.00
83 Beta Nu (Bloomsburg University of PA) $10.00
84 Delta Epsilon (Marist College) $5.00
85 Gamma Omega (La Salle University) $0.00
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Anchor Society - Dollar for Dollar Match for New Anchor Society Contributions
The symbols of Alpha Sigma Tau represent the proud traditions and history of the Sorority and connect Alpha Sigma Taus around the world with shared meaning. The Anchor Society celebrates the members and friends contributing a minimum of $1,899 to the Anchor Fund in a calendar year through the Foundation. Anchor Fund donations support the most pertinent initiatives of our organization, and the names of Anchor Society members are added to a plaque displayed at Alpha Sigma Tau’s Headquarters as lasting recognition of their generosity. Join the Anchor Society today with your donation of $1,899 to the Anchor Fund and have your gift matched dollar for dollar.
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120 for $120 - Celebrating Sisterhood - $1,000 Bonus!
When 120 gifts of $120 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).
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Dollar for Dollar for Gamma Theta Chapter - Happy Birthday, Joell! - $1,500 Match!
In celebration of her birthday, the next $1,500 contributed in support of the Gamma Theta Chapter at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will be matched dollar for dollar by Joell Jean Sperry (Gamma Theta 2004/Penn State Behrend). Happy Birthday, Joell!
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Dollar for Dollar for Beta Eta Chapter - Emma Caserotti Memorial Scholarship Fund - $1,000 Match!
The first $1,000 contributed in support of the Beta Eta Chapter - Emma Caserotti Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Beta Eta Chapter at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to a generous contribution from the Beta Eta Chapter.
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