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Community service and philanthropy are both unifying and fundamental to our organization. Each and every Alpha Phi woman is passionate about these two aspects of our sisterhood. Alpha Phis at GWU hold many service events and activities allowing us to give back to the Washington D.C. community which improve not only the character of our chapter but also the community we call home. As a chapter, our philanthropic efforts focus on our fraternity’s international organization, The Alpha Phi Foundation, as we aspire to raise awareness and fund research for the number one killer of women, heart disease. We keep The Alpha Phi Foundation’s goals and efforts in our hearts throughout our philanthropic events on campus to do all that we can for women’s cardiac care and The Alpha Phi Foundation.
Red Dress Gala
Every Parents Weekend, we host our annual Red Dress Gala, which has become our signature philanthropic event. Families, friends, and alumnae are invited to join us for dancing, food, and drinks to support women’s cardiac care. Our gala hosts both a live and silent auction with donations from Alpha Phi families, ranging from luxurious vacations to concert tickets. Last year, GW Alpha Phi was acknowledged by Alpha Phi International as a top fundraising chapter!
As a Chapter we work to advance The Alpha Phi Foundation’s mission throughout the year with philanthropic events that are held both on and off campus. Every February we host our highly anticipated Heart Week! This week includes philanthropy events that are focused not only on educating our peers but also bringing the Greek community together in order to benefit our cause of helping those who suffer from heart disease. Throughout the week fraternities and sororities compete in events, such as Phi Ball or our King of Hearts trivia competition, to earn the most points and a place in our hearts.
Alpha Phifa & More!
In the fall, we invite the Greek community and GW organizations, such as the GW Men’s Rowing team, to compete in our afternoon soccer event, Alpha Phifa. We work year round to promote our cause through activities like blood drives with the GW Red Cross Club and heart health awareness booths.