The Alpha Phi Foundation is the proud philanthropic partner of Alpha Phi International Fraternity, with a mission of “advancing women’s lives through the power of philanthropy”. Alpha Phi officially adopted Women’s Heart Health as a priority in 1946, which became the Foundation’s philanthropic priority upon its founding in 1956.
Alpha Phis are committed to benefitting our philanthropy, the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports women’s heart health. Heart Disease is the number one killer of women, more than all forms of cancer combined. Alpha Phi helps this cause in many ways, most importantly through the Heart to Heart grant, a $100,000 contribution given by the Alpha Phi Foundation to the organization(s) that are doing the most innovative research in improving women’s heart health. Clemson Alpha Phi directly supports our own community by raising money for the most innovative and driven physicians in the upstate! Our most recent donation recipient was Dr. Patel with the Greenville Health System for her work promoting and taking care of young women suffering from congenital heart disease in South Carolina.
Red Dress Gala
The Red Dress Gala is Alpha Phi’s annual silent auction philanthropy event, held during the spring semester each year. Families, friends and alumnae are invited to enjoy an elegant evening of food, drink and fun at a formal venue. All proceeds from the Red Dress Gala benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation and Greenville Health System.
In 2017, the Red Dress Gala was a huge success! The night included a sit down dinner, guest speakers from the Greenville Health System and the Alpha Phi Foundation, a silent auction, and raffle. Many of our lucky guests won great items such as popular concert tickets, sky diving passes, an autographed Clemson football helmet, and week long getaways. Our 2017 Red Dress Gala raised over $31,000
for the Greenville Health System and Alpha Phi Foundation!
Mac N' Phis
Mac N Phis is a philanthropy event that includes a mac & cheese and toppings bar, along with Rent-A-Puppy. We had hundreds of attendees from all aspects of the Clemson community, and it was so popular that we had to buy 10 extra trays of mac and cheese to meet demand on the day of the event. We're proud to say that we raised over $2,700 for the Alpha Phi Foundation, as well as proceeds for the Crossroads Animal Shelter. We can't wait to hold this event for years to come!
Heart Health Walk
We enjoy coming together every spring and supporting the Greenville Chapter of the American Heart Association in their Heart Health Walk! After the walk, which takes place in downtown Greenville, our sisters usually enjoy the rest of the morning exploring yummy brunch spots before heading back to Clemson!
A favorite among our IFC community, Alpha Phifa is one of our favorite ways to support the Alpha Phi Foundation! We invite all IFC fraternities to create soccer teams and play in a double elimination tournament. Besides raising money for the Foundation, we also support the winning team with a donation to their philanthropy. Alpha Phis serve as coaches and refs during all the games, and the remaining girls come out to cheer the teams on!