Alpha Omicron Pi is a sorority that focuses on philanthropy. We support many different causes, but our main philanthropy is the Arthritis Foundation.
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Introduction to Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) is an international women’s fraternity founded on January 2, 1897 at Barnard College on the campus of Columbia University in New York City. The Fraternity promotes friendship for a lifetime, encourages academic excellence, and develops leaders with the vision and courage to change the world. AOII has collegiate chapters and alumnae associations located in the United States and Canada.
A brief history of the sorority
Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) was founded on January 2, 1897, at Barnard College in New York City. The sorority is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference, the governing council of 26 women’s fraternities and sororities. Alpha Omicron Pi’s open motto is “One Woman for Another,” and its symbol is the rose.
The sorority has more than 190 chapters in the United States and Canada and has initiated more than 200,000 members since its founding. Alpha Omicron Pi currently supports the Arthritis Foundation and has raised over $12 million for the organization since 1977.
Alpha Omicron Pi’s values
Alpha Omicron Pi was founded on January 2, 1897 at Barnard College in New York City. We are proud to be a values-based organization, with a focus on developing our members into confident, well-rounded women. Our values are altruism, excellence, integrity, and lifelong learning.
Our philanthropy is Make-A-Wish Foundation®, and we proudly support their mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. We have raised over $12 million for Make-A-Wish since our partnership began in 1992, and we continue to work hard to support their important work.
We welcome you to learn more about our sorority and what we stand for. Thank you for your interest in Alpha Omicron Pi!
Alpha Omicron Pi’s Philanthropy
Alpha Omicron Pi strives to empower women through education and leadership development. One way we do this is by focusing our philanthropy efforts on organizations that support these values. We have supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Arthritis Foundation, and the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, among others.
The Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the main philanthropy of Alpha Omicron Pi. The Arthritis Foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving all people with arthritis. Their mission is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The Arthritis Foundation provides public health education, funds scientific research and assists those affected by arthritis.
Alpha Omicron Pi’s national philanthropy is Camp A.O.P.I., which stands for Arthritis Outreach Prevention and Information. Camp A.O.P.I. is a summer camp for children with juvenile arthritis, which is a form of arthritis that affects children under the age of 16. The camp provides these children with a chance to meet other kids who have juvenile arthritis, and gives them a chance to participate in activities that they may not be able to do at home because of their condition.
The AOII Foundation was established in 1989 to support the educational, leadership and philanthropic initiatives of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. The Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships and grants to AOII members nationwide, and its cornerstone philanthropy is the fight against arthritis.
One in four adults – nearly 54 million Americans – have arthritis, making it the nation’s leading cause of disability. Arthritis doesn’t discriminate; it affects people of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities. There are many different types of arthritis, but they all have one thing in common: pain. The AOII Foundation funds research to find a cure for this painful and debilitating disease so that one day, we will Live for Blue… Without pain!
Alpha Omicron Pi women are doers. They are passionate about their philanthropy, and they work hard to make a difference in the lives of others. Whether it is raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or volunteering at a local food bank, these women are always looking for ways to give back.
How you can get involved
AOII has a long-standing commitment to philanthropy. Our philanthropy, Rose Court, focuses on empowering women through education and leadership development initiatives. Each year, AOII raises money for our philanthropy through a variety of events and campaigns.
You can get involved with AOII’s philanthropy by attending one of our fundraising events, making a donation, or becoming a sponsor. We welcome your support in any way you can give it!