Foundation

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    Ever Loyal Committment, Ever Lasting Support

  • Foundation Focus

    Key to the mission of Theta Phi Alpha is our emphasis upon Education and Philanthropy. 

    The Theta Phi Alpha Foundation manages the Fraternity's educational and philanthropic aims. Originally founded in 1959 with the express intent of providing educational advantages and opportunities through scholarships, incentives and awards and to carry out the Fraternity's activities in the field of charity, the Foundation has broadened its scope to include supporting all of the Fraternity's educational and charitable goals.

    The Theta Phi Alpha Foundation subsidizes educational programming at conventions and conferences, awards scholarships to collegians and alumnae, provides fellowships for leadership training, and raises funds to continue those efforts. The Foundation will continue to identify other Fraternity activities to be supported within IRS guidelines.

     

    The Theta Phi Alpha Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

    Foundation Scholarships are awarded to sisters who qualify based on academic record, financial need and service to the Fraternity.

    UIFI fellowships are awarded to sisters who will be juniors or seniors in the upcoming school year. This exemplary institute, presented by the North American Interfraternity Conference, provides a solid foundation to those who will be leaders on their campuses and in their communities.

     

    Sources of funds for the Foundation include: contributions from individuals; fundraising activities conducted by chapters, colonies and alumnae associations; memorials for deceased relatives and friends; contributions collected at the traditional Founders' Day Roll Call; and, bequests. The Theta Phi Alpha Foundation Annual Appeal is one of these fundraising efforts. It is mailed to all initiated sisters in April. To make a planned gift and join the 1912 Society, click here.

    Theta Phi Alphas are charged with the responsibility for caring for and making a commitment to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Conducting philanthropy events is part of Theta Phi Alpha's mission and is expected throughout the collegiate experience and beyond. Volunteering our service to the wider community is important to our mission as a fraternal organization. To help others, Theta Phi Alpha chapters, alumnae associations and individual sisters support local and national philanthropic activities and perform community service.

     

    The Theta Phi Alpha Foundation is governed by a nine member volunteer Board of Directors consisting of a Chairman, Director of Treasury, Director of Communication, Director of Finance, Director of Scholarship and Philanthropy, Director of Programming and Education, Director of Development - Strategic Appeals, and Director of Development - Annual Giving, and the Fraternity's National President who serves ex officio. See these officers here

    Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity, through the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation, supports the following national philanthropic causes: Glenmary Home Missioners, Camp Friendship and The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built. 

     

    Glenmary Home Missioners

    Glenmary's work is in depressed rural areas of the United States, primarily in the Appalachian Mountains, where they distribute food, clothing, and books to needy persons, and assist in providing medical care, job training and tutoring.

     

    Camp Friendship

    Camp Friendship is a two-week summer camp hosted in northeast Mississippi for children from disadvantaged and low-income homes. For two weeks children participate in camp activities that help develop teamwork skills, foster new relationships and promote a sense of self-worth that grows from their personal accomplishments. Sisters of Theta Phi Alpha assist Camp Friendship with financial donations, supplies and as volunteers at the camp.


    The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built

    The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built is Theta Phi Alpha's newest philanthropic cause, established in 1993. The common goal through The House is to improve the plight of the homeless in any way. The chapter can seek to provide assistance to organizations that help the homeless, shelters, home building or neighborhood revitalization projects. This goal permits all Theta Phi Alphas to help those in need in their own community, while remaining united in our aim and purpose.



    Donations

    Monetary donations to Glenmary, Camp Friendship and/or the House That Theta Phi Alpha Built can be sent to the Foundation, which records the contributions and aggregates the gifts into larger donations.

     

    Glenmary Donations

    Donations of clothing or shoes can be sent directly to Glenmary. A note should be included with the items to identify the donor's affiliation with Theta Phi Alpha.

     

    Glenmary Address:
    Glenmary Home Missioners

    Attention: Fr. Don Tranel 

    4119 Glenmary Trace

    Fairfield, OH 45014

    Clean clothing and shoes for women and children.

     

    Camp Friendship Donations

    The most efficient and economical way to support Camp Friendship is with a donation of money that can then be applied for specific needs.

     

    Camp Friendship is in need children's bathing suits, new child-size sneakers/running shoes, 4-Square balls and Nerf Water Toys. (Please note: the camp is no longer in need of arts and crafts supplies, or t-shirts and toiletries.)

     

    The Camp Friendship kids always have last-minute needs, e.g., clothes, socks, personal items. A Wal-Mart gift card is another very helpful means of support.

     

    Camp Friendship Addresses (Please contact the camp by phone or e-mail before gathering or shipping any supplies.)

    Phone:  (662) 304-0087
    E-mail: campms@juno.com

     

    Mailing Address:  
    Camp Friendship

    PO Box 67

    Pontotoc, MS 38863 

     

    Shipping Address:
    Camp Friendship

    St. Christopher Church

    431 Pine Ridge Drive

    Pontotoc, MS 38863