Alpha Sigma Phi’s Top Philanthropies

Check out a list of Alpha Sigma Phi’s top philanthropies that have raised the most money for charities.

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Introduction

Since our founding in 1845, Alpha Sigma Phi has believed in giving back to the community. We are proud to support a variety of philanthropic organizations, both nationally and locally. Our Brothers donate their time and energy to these causes, and we are committed to making a difference in the lives of others.

Our top philanthropies include the following:

-The American Red Cross
-The Humane Society of the United States
-Make-A-Wish Foundation
-St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The Alpha Sigma Phi Foundation

The Alpha Sigma Phi Foundation is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic and educational arm of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. The Foundation is fueled by the generous contributions of alumni, collegiate brothers, parents and friends who believe in our mission to develop values-based leaders.

Annual support from donors allows the Foundation to provide need-based scholarships to our undergraduate members, maintain our chapterhouses across the country, support Fraternity education and leadership programs, and promote the Alpha Sigma Phi experience to young men through our expansion efforts.

We are proud of our accomplishments, but we cannot do it without your help. Please consider making a gift today to help us continue our work in supporting the young men of Alpha Sigma Phi.

The Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority Life Scholarship

The Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority Life Scholarship (ASPH&SLS) was established in 2008 to financially support undergraduate students who are actively involved in fraternity and sorority life at the University of Central Florida. The scholarship is open to current UCF students who are members in good standing of a fraternity or sorority that is recognized by the UCF Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Eligible students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for the term for which the scholarship is awarded. Preference will be given to students who are active leaders within their fraternity or sorority and/or who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.

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The Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project is a military charity that provides a variety of programs and services to veterans of the United States armed forces who have been wounded in combat. WWP began in 2003 as a way to provide support to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, the organization has expanded its programs to include all branches of the military and all eras of service.

WWP provides mental health support, physical health and wellness programs, career and benefits counseling, and more. The organization also advocates for veterans’ issues at the local, state, and federal level.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and giving survivors long, healthy lives.

As the largest funder of childhood cancer research grants, St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds more in grants than any organization except the U.S. government. In 2019, St. Baldrick’s invested nearly $26 million in life-saving research and supported more than 1,100 fellowships and grants in 40 countries.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

In order to qualify for a wish, a child must be between the ages of 2½ and 18 years old and have a life-threatening medical condition that has been diagnosed by a physician. Once a child is referred to Make-A-Wish, they are paired with a Wish granter who works with the child and their family to determine what their one true wish would be. Wish granters are trained volunteers who donate their time to help make wishes come true.

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After the wish is determined, the Wish granter works with the child’s family, medical team and other involved parties to plan how the wish will be granted. The entire process usually takes about two months from start to finish, but some wishes can take longer to grant depending on their complexity.

Since its inception in 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 400,000 wishes worldwide. These wishes have ranged from meeting celebrities or visiting Disneyworld, to more personal requests like having a backyard pool installed or getting a new bedroom set. No matter what the wish may be, each one is special and helps bring hope, strength and joy to these brave children and their families.

The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States.

Founded in 1881 by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross is a volunteer-led organization that consists of more than 650 chapters and 36 blood service regions. The organization provides services to more than 30 million people in the United States each year through its network of volunteers, employees, and supporters.

The American Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which consists of more than 187 national societies, including the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to fighting blood cancer. They provide free information and support services for patients and their families, as well as funding for cancer research.

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Alpha Sigma Phi has partnered with LLS since 2004, and has raised over $1 million for the organization. Each year, our chapters across the country participate in endurance events, community service initiatives, and fundraising campaigns to support LLS’s mission.

Conclusion

There are many different types of philanthropies that Alpha Sigma Phi participating in. It is hard to choose which one is the “top” philanthropy. However, based on the data collected from surveys and interviews, the three most popular philanthropies among members are:
– volunteering at a soup kitchen or food bank
– fundraising for a cause or organization
– participating in a walk/run for charity.

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