Dear Sisters and Friends:
We began the year with an incredibly generous unrestricted bequest from the Arthur J. Sagle Family Trust in honor of his mother, Maud Tachell Sagle, Eta Beta. With nearly $534,300 directed into funds that support academic scholarships, leadership and educational programming and more, the impact of this gift on Phi Mu women will be felt for years to come.
When the pandemic hit the U.S. hard in March, the Foundation was in the middle of our largest Annual Fund effort, the M3 Campaign. We knew our communities and Phi Mu sisters were facing unprecedented times and that our members needed us now more than ever. We expanded the impact of the M3 Campaign to support Member Assistance Funds and help support sisters who had been impacted by COVID-19. The second turning point in strategy was made in preparation of virtual Convention when we launched the Caring Carnations campaign to support the Fraternity’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work and later, the Board of Trustees voted to direct $25,000 in unrestricted funds to establishing the first-ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund.
While we have faced extraordinary circumstances this fiscal year, it was your generosity and loyalty to the Foundation that allowed us to respond to the pressing needs of our members when they needed it the most. Looking ahead, the needs of our members will continue to grow, which is why you’ll begin to hear more from us in the coming months about our plan to increase our capacity to serve our members through the next campaign for Phi Mu.
We’re excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and together with your steadfast commitment to Phi Mu Foundation, we will continue to make an incredible difference in the lives of Phi Mu women.
Robin White Fanning, BI
2020-2022 Foundation President
Kristin Tofanelli, KM
2019-20 IMPACT THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
Empowering Women to Become Lifelong Leaders
MEET FAYE YANG, DELTA BETA
MEET JESSICA OSWALD, GAMMA MU
MEET TAYLOR HARRIS, EPSILON PI
The Foundation granted Phi Mu Fraternity $155,480 in 2019-20 to support the following programming:
for Chapter Consultant Program from the Fraternity Grant Fund
for Phi Mu Leadership Institute from the Fraternity Grant Fund
for Behind Happy Faces Mental Health Series for Collegiate Members from the Annie Laurie Horsfall Fund in honor of the Delta Beta Chapter
for the Becoming a Dangerous Woman Book Grant for Convention Attendees with $6,680 from the Fraternity Grant Fund and $3,400 from the Betty Nell Wilkinson Lecture Series Fund
for Phi Mu Officer Academy Keynote Speaker from the Betty Nell Wilkinson Lecture Series Fund
for Behind Happy Faces Adviser Resource Series from the Frances Larmer Advisers’ Forum Fund
for Adviser Competency Model Training Program from the Frances Larmer Advisers’ Forum Fund
for Anti-Hazing Video from the McAteer Leadership and Education Fund
for Alcohol Skills Training from the Annie Laurie Horsfall Fund in Honor of the Delta Beta Chapter
Creating a Pathway to
a More Affordable Education
the critical role these scholarships play in women receiving their education. Whether it’s to help an undergraduate
woman cut back on her hours at work this semester or to help a medical student reduce the amount of loans she’ll have
to take out that semester, Phi Mu Foundation scholarships are helping women reach their highest potential.
MEET LYDIA JETT, ALPHA LAMBDA
This scholarship gives me hope, inspiration, and confidence in myself and my studies. Phi Mu gives me the courage to live every day as if it is a new day full of complete unimaginable possibilities. I am so thankful to have found the family I never knew I could have through Phi Mu. God has brought Phi Mu to me and I will always be thankful. I will be forever grateful for the Phi Mu Foundation and its immense impact on my life.”
MEET MALEKA MAU, IOTA ALPHA
MEET ERINI PAPAS, GAMMA TAU
the foundation invested $33,863 in 2019-20 in these historic preservation projects:
painted portraits and frames that are proudly on
display at Phi Mu National Headquarters.
Historic Preservation Chairman Edith Brady, Gamma Gamma
Responding in Times of Crisis
which resulted in health and wellness issues and unemployment for many women and their families.
Through our Member Assistance Funds – the Leona Hughes Hughes Heart and Hand Fund and the Betty Nell Wilkinson
Emergency Fund – we’re able to provide members with financial support to help with tuition and education expenses,
along with basic necessities of food, clothing, shelter, transportation, utilities, and/or medical care.