Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about 2019 Founders Day of Giving.

What is Founders Day of Giving?

Alpha Sigma Tau's annual Founders Day of Giving is an exciting and interactive giving event to grow a stronger future for the National Organization through the support of the Foundation. The 2019 day of giving will begin on Monday, November 4, 2019. The event celebrates the 120th anniversary of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority's founding.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! All gifts to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. All online donors will receive an electronic receipt at the time the gift is made and a mailed summary of their annual giving for tax-purposes in January 2020.  Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation’s Tax ID number is: 63-0862852.

Who should participate in Founders Day of Giving?

It is our hope that all Sisters and friends of Alpha Sigma Tau participate in Founders Day of Giving by making a tax-deductible donation in honor of the impact the organization has had on their lives or on the life of a woman they love. 


Collegiate members are encouraged to participate by joining the 1899 Society for Collegiate Giving with a donation of $18.99 or more. Members of the 1899 Society for Collegiate Giving receive an exclusive colored anchor dangle in recognition of their generosity.

This is so fun! How can I get involved?

In addition to making a gift during the live event, individuals wishing to be more involved in Founders Day of Giving have the opportunity to participate as Ambassadors. Ambassadors will work with the Sorority and Foundation staff to increase member participation by promoting the event on social media and in their Alpha Sigma Tau communities. Sign up to become an Ambassador using the box on the home screen, or email foundation@alphasigmatau.org for more information. 

How do you use my donation?

Gifts to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, provide financial support for many of the Sorority's educational and charitable programs including Illuminate, Not Anymore, GreekLifeEdu, and more.
 

These initiatives provide our youngest Sisters with a supportive space to grow while learning skills needed to be the best versions of themselves in today's society.

Additionally, the Foundation supports the educational goals of our members with more than $60,000 in academic scholarships available annually.
 

Unless otherwise specified, gifts made as part of Founders Day of Giving will benefit the Anchor Fund for annual giving. Gifts to the Anchor Fund have the biggest impact on our organization, as they allow flexibility to ensure your contribution is used where and when it is needed most. Thank you!

Can I make a gift over the phone?

We encourage you to make your donation online using our secure payment processor. However, if you prefer to make your gift over the phone, please call Emily Kindred, Director of Development, at 317-613-7566 during normal business hours leading up to or during the live event. 
 

Gifts may also be received by mail at the following address:

Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation

3334 Founders Road

Indianapolis, IN 46268
 

Please note "Founders Day of Giving" on your check to ensure it is applied to the giving day event and supports your preferred active chapter in the Chapter Challenge if received before November 1, 2019.

Can my employer match my donation?

Many companies match charitable donations made by their employees. If your employer participates in a matching gift program, you may be able to double (or triple!) your Founders Day of Giving impact. Please email foundation@alphasigmatau.org to notify us of your employer matching gift and have it included in the Founders Day of Giving totals. 
 

Not sure if your employer has a matching gift program? Visit http://alphasigmatau.org/foundation/ways-to-give/how-to-give/ to quickly look up your employer using our easy search tool.

I still have a question - Who can I contact?

If you have additional questions regarding Founders Day of Giving or the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation, please contact Emily Hamsher Kindred, Director of Development, using the information below:

 

Emily Hamsher Kindred, CFRE, Beta Delta

Director of Development, Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation

Email: ekindred@alphasigmatau.org

Phone: 317-613-7566

What is the Chapter Challenge?

The Chapter Challenge brings friendly competition to the day by offering exciting incentives to encourage and recognize participation by collegiate chapters in Founders Day of Giving.

 

Stay tuned for more information about the 2019 Founders Day of Giving Chapter Challenge!

What is the 1899 Society Collegiate Giving Challenge?

Stay tuned for more information!

What is a recurring donation?

A recurring donation is an automatic monthly donation to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation. Enter the amount you would like to give each month, and select the number of months you would like to make the gift. Your first donation will be processed today. All remaining gifts in your subscription will be processed on the 15th day of each month, beginning in December.

Recurring donors are recognized through the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle and are mailed an infinity anchor window cling when a new subscription is established.

Please note, your donation confirmation email will display the TOTAL AMOUNT you committed over the number of months you selected. You will only be charged today for the amount you wish to donate each month. Thank you for your support as a future member of the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle!

Is my gift tax-deductible? 

Yes! All gifts to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. All online donors will receive an electronic receipt at the time the gift is made and a mailed summary of their annual giving for tax-purposes in January 2019.  Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation’s Tax ID number is: 63-0862852.

Can I make a gift over the phone? 

We encourage you to make your donation online using our secure payment processor. However, if you prefer to make your gift over the phone, please call Emily Hamsher Kindred, Director of Development, at 317-613-7566.

Can my employer match my gift? 

Many companies match charitable donations made by their employees. If your employer participates in a matching gift program, you may be able to double (or triple!) your Founders Day of Giving impact. Please email foundation@alphasigmatau.org to notify us of your employer matching gift and have it included in the Founders Day of Giving totals. 

Not sure if your employer has a matching gift program? Visit http://alphasigmatau.org/foundation/ways-to-give/how-to-give/ to quickly look up your employer using our easy search tool.

What do gifts to the Foundation support?

Gifts to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, provide financial support for many of the Sorority's educational and charitable programs including Illuminate, Not Anymore, GreekLifeEdu, and more.

These initiatives provide our youngest Sisters with a supportive space to grow while learning skills needed to be the best versions of themselves in today's society. Additionally, the Foundation supports the educational goals of our members with more than $60,000 in academic scholarships available annually.

Unless otherwise specified, gifts made as part of Founders Day of Giving will benefit the Anchor Fund for annual giving. Gifts to the Anchor Fund have the biggest impact on our organization, as they allow flexibility to ensure your contribution is used where and when it is needed most.

 

Thank you!

Still have questions?

Contact us at foundation@alphasigmatau.org

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