ADPi Philanthropy: Making a Difference in the Lives of Others

Our philanthropy chair, Kelsey, always does an amazing job of organizing fun and impactful events to help others in need! This semester, we’ve already held a canned food drive and a holiday toy drive – and we’re just getting started!

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Each year, the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation gives more than $600,000 in grants and scholarships to qualified members, chapters and advisory groups.

Through the Adidas Run for a Reason program, Alpha Delta Pi has raised nearly $5 million for the Ronald McDonald House Charities since 2006. The Foundation also supports the Starfish Project, which provides education and job training to women who have been victimized by human trafficking in China.

In addition to these two major projects, Alpha Delta Pi also supports literacy initiatives through First Star andRead > Lead > Achieve. The Foundation is also a proud supporter of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

What is philanthropy?

Philanthropy is the act of giving time, money, or other resources to support a cause or person. It can also be defined as love for humanity. Greek philosopher Aristotle defined philanthropy as “the love of humanity,” and in that same vein, Sisterhood. Service. Philanthropy. are the three core values of Alpha Delta Pi.

ADPi’s philanthropy is the Diabetes Research Foundation (DRF). The DRF is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds to support research on all types of diabetes and related metabolic disorders. Type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, strikes children and adults suddenly and must be managed with daily injections of insulin or constant infusions through a pump. With Type 2 diabetes, formerly known as adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, the pancreas still produces some insulin but not enough to properly control blood sugar levels, so oral medication must be taken daily, and sometimes insulin injections are also required. Either way, it is a lifelong disease with no cure. But with proper care, people with diabetes can lead full lives.

Every year, ADPi chapters across the country raise money for the DRF through a variety of events such as bake sales, car washes, garage sales, talent shows, foot races/walks, blackjack tournaments and more. All of this hard work by our sisters culminates in one big national event: Alpha Delta Pi’sSugar Bowl!

Why is philanthropy important?

Philanthropy is important because it helps to improve the lives of others. By donating money or time to causes that are important to you, you can make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

There are many reasons why people choose to give back to their community through philanthropy. For some, it is a way to show their gratitude for what they have been given. For others, it is a way of giving back to those who are less fortunate. Whatever the reason, philanthropy is a powerful way to make a positive impact on the world.

When you give back through philanthropy, you are not only helping others, you are also helping yourself. Philanthropy can help you connect with your community, meet new people, and learn new skills. It can also boost your mood and make you feel good about yourself. Giving back can be a rewarding experience that enriches your life in many ways.

What are some of the ways ADPi contributes to philanthropy?

ADPi is committed to making a difference in the lives of others through philanthropy. The ADPi Foundation supports various initiatives that help women and children in need, including the Adelphean Outreach program, which provides financial assistance to ADPi sisters in times of need.

ADPi also supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities through its RMHC-Adelphean Toolkit program. This program provides resources and support to chapters who are interested in organizing a drive or event to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.

In addition, ADPi partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Each year, ADPi chapters across the country host events and fundraisers to raise money for this cause.

How can you get involved in philanthropy?

Many people want to get involved in philanthropy, but they may not know how to get started. There are a few key ways to get involved in philanthropy:

1. Donate money to a cause you care about.
2. Volunteer your time to a nonprofit organization.
3. Raise awareness for a cause by sharing information with others.
4. Advocate for change by speaking up about the issues you care about.
5. Help those in need by donating clothes, food, or other items.
6. Give back to your community by participating in service projects.
7. Donate blood or organs to help save lives.
8. Tutor or mentor someone who needs extra help.
9. Help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint and recycling more often


In conclusion, ADPi philanthropy is important to the sisters because it allows them to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of others. The experience of working together to help those in need is something that bonds the sisters and strengthens their commitment to their sorority.

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