Ten years ago for the Foundation’s 30th anniversary, Charter Trustees Jane Fiedler Madio and Pam Zimmerman sat down in Memorial Headquarters…
ATLANTA, GA – In recognition of the 43rd anniversary of our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation is thrilled to announce grants totaling $43,000 to eight local RMHC Chapters and the RMHC Global Ukraine Relief Fund from the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation’s RMHC Endowment.
The selected Chapters will receive grants of $4,500 to $5,000 to support their unique needs and special projects. After careful deliberation, the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation has selected the following local RMHC Chapters:
In addition to grants made to local RMHC Chapters, the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation has awarded an RMHC Endowment Grant to Ronald McDonald House Charities in support of their efforts in Ukraine and the surrounding region. As part of the RMHC Global Ukraine Relief Fund, the organization is providing additional financial support to RMHC Chapters that serve families affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. To support these efforts, the ADPI Foundation will provide a gift in honor of each active collegiate chapter and alumnae association from the RMHC Endowment.
The RMHC Endowment was created as part of the Foundation’s landmark $10,000,000 We Believe Campaign in 2015. Collegiate chapters, alumnae, parents, and friends of Alpha Delta Pi have helped raise more than $1,000,000 to expand the reach of our philanthropic partnership with RMHC through this fund.
This is the 4th year RMHC Endowment grants have been awarded by the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. In previous years, the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation awarded more than $83,000 in grants through the RMHC Endowment to the following local RMHC Chapters:
About Alpha Delta Pi
Founded at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Ga., on May 15, 1851, Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society established for college women. Its principles of scholarship, leadership, sisterhood and service guide more than 265,000 women in 155 active collegiate chapters and 158 alumnae associations of Alpha Delta Pi. The Alpha Delta Pi Foundation, a non-profit organization, offers funding for scholarship, grants, educational programming, and leadership training.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through a global network of more than 260 Chapters in over 60 countries and regions, RMHC enables, facilitates and supports family-centered care through three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®. RMHC programs help families with ill or injured children stay together and near leading hospitals and health care services worldwide, ensuring they have access to the medical care their child needs while fully supported and actively involved in their child’s care. For more information, visit RMHC.org.Published: October 28, 2022
ATLANTA, GA - In recognition of the 42nd anniversary of our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation is thrilled to announce grants to eight local RMHC Chapters from the Foundation’s RMHC Endowment.
The selected Chapters will receive grants of $2,500 to $5,000 each to support renovation and growth. After a lengthy decision process, the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation has chosen the following recipients:
This is the 3rd year RMHC Endowment grants have been awarded by the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. In previous years, the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants through the RMHC Endowment to the following local RMHC Chapters:
The RMHC Endowment was created as part of the Foundation’s landmark $10,000,000 We Believe Campaign in 2015. Collegiate chapters, alumnae, parents, and friends of Alpha Delta Pi have helped raise more than $875,000 to expand the reach of our philanthropic partnership with RMHC through this fund.
“Alpha Delta Pi remains committed to helping RMHC keep families together and near the medical care they need,” said Tracy L. Garner, President, Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. “Our members raise more than a million dollars each year for RMHC, as well as volunteer countless hours, provide in-kind support through local wish list and pop tab drives, and even fundraise through the annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. We are proud to support the mission of RMHC and the difference they make in the lives of families facing medical crises.”Published: October 29, 2021
Alpha Delta Pi announces with regret the closure of the Omicron chapter at Duke University, effective immediately, and the Theta Epsilon chapter at Methodist University, effective by the end of the fall 2021 semester.
Alpha Delta Pi announces with regret the closure of the Omicron chapter at Duke University, effective immediately, and the Theta Epsilon chapter at Methodist University, effective by the end of the fall 2021 semester. While closing a chapter is never an easy decision, Grand Council considered the short- and long-term viability of the chapters and determined the potential for a positive membership experience was lacking on both campuses.
Omicron chapter was founded at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in 1911. With thousands of accomplished Alpha Delta Pi alumnae – including the sorority’s sixth Grand President, Irma Tapp, and award-winning journalist and anchor Judy Woodruff – Omicron boasts 110 years of rich history. As “Abolish Greek Life” movements took hold on a handful of campuses across the United States in 2020, the Omicron collegiate chapter members voted to relinquish their charter. After a year of unsuccessful efforts to rebuild the chapter using alternative recruiting methods focused on eliminating barriers to entry, Grand Council voted to officially close the chapter and redirect volunteer and staff resources.
Theta Epsilon chapter was established at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 2008. The college Panhellenic has seen declining interest in sorority membership in recent years with only seven women participating in the fall 2021 primary recruitment period. In September 2021, the University suspended the chapter until August 2022 following the racially offensive actions of an individual at a chapter event. Upon completion of our internal investigation and consideration of the membership experience outlook for Theta Epsilon’s members, Grand Council voted to officially close the chapter.
Members of Grand Council, the Central District Team, and the chapters’ advisors will plan and conduct official closing ceremonies and celebrations of sisterhood and chapter achievements in the coming weeks.Published: October 15, 2021