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Updates to the M3 Campaign

We’re excited to announce a few updates to the annual M3 Campaign, based on some great feedback we’ve collected from chapter philanthropy chairs.

First, the M3 Campaign has received a fresh, new look with an updated logo that features our tagline – Sisters Helping Sisters. Phi Mu Foundation is the only charity in the world that operates exclusively to support Phi Mu women and we want to make sure that everyone who participates in the campaign knows that their contributions support our sisterhood!

Next, we’ve expanded the campaign so that anything that you fundraise for Phi Mu Foundation from now until March 2023 will count toward your M3 Campaign total.  Your goal will remain the same as it has been in the past – to fundraise the equivalent of $18.52 per member in your chapter. If you need fundraising ideas – small or large – check out the M3 Campaign Toolkit on our website.

Lastly, we will be launching a new online fundraising platform at the end of this month that will make crowdfunding much easier! We’ll send chapter philanthropy chairs another email when that launches and we’ll have a webinar to show more about how chapters can leverage this platform to increase fundraising for Sisters Helping Sisters. 

Thank you for your incredible support of Phi Mu Foundation and Sisters Helping Sisters. Your contributions make a difference to Phi Mu women!

If you have any questions about the changes to the M3 Campaign or want to talk about fundraising ideas, please contact Leinin Schuerr at lschuerr@phimu.org.

18 Hours & 52 Minutes of Giving: October 13

It’s almost time for our annual day of giving and we want you to join us in the fun! Here are a few ways you can get involved in supporting 18 Hours & 52 Minutes of Giving on October 13:

Volunteer with our Social Media Advocate team and help spread the word about 18 Hours & 52 Minutes of Giving.

Become a Challenge Champion by establishing a special challenge to be featured on the day of giving. Challenges can be secured with a gift of $1,852 and can be split by up to 4 people.

Join the Day of Giving Leadership Circle with a gift of at least $500 to help us inch closer to our goal of raising $90,000 in 18 Hours & 52 Minutes!

Make a Gift to the day of giving! You don’t have to wait until October 13 to make a general gift to 18 Hours & 52 Minutes of Giving. You can make your contribution today with just a couple of clicks.

If you have any questions or would like more information on how you can be a part of 18 Hours & 52 Minutes of Giving, please contact Development Officer Angel Sorochak.

Check back soon for a new and exciting giving opportunity to join the 18 Hours & 52 Minutes of Giving Founders’ Circle!

Follow us @PhiMuFoundation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more updates leading up to the big day!

Meet the 2022 Pollack Award Winners

This summer during the Phi Mu Foundation Annual Meeting, we recognized two incredible collegiate members – Jehme Pruitt (Alabama) and Daryn Polzin (Oklahoma City) – with the 2022 Pollack Award for philanthropy leadership in their chapters, on their campuses, and in their communities.

The Pollack Award was established in December 1979 with a gift to Phi Mu Foundation from Gerald and Sheldon Pollack of the J.O. Pollack Company. This award is presented to individuals who excel in social service leadership. Collegians are nominated for this award and receive $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place. Here’s a glance at this year’s winners:

Nominated by her chapter president, Jehme Pruitt is the first-place recipient of the Gerald and Sheldon Pollack Award. She serves as her chapter’s Philanthropy Chair and has helped plan and raise over $100,000 for CMN Hospitals through events such as Raising Dough, Bonnamu and Miracle Week.

Jehme understands the importance of not only raising money for philanthropies, but also for her and her sisters to give hope, love, and joy to those they are serving. Her chapter sisters say her keynote phrase is, “Philanthropy is not just about writing a check to make you feel good and then never looking back. It is about being steadfast, loyal, brave, and hopeful. It is about your continuing efforts to serve and find the passion and joy of serving others. You are genuinely making a positive and necessary difference in someone else’s life. It is about giving people what they need and being dutiful”.

The Gerald and Sheldon Pollack Award Honorable Mention was awarded to Daryn Polzin. Daryn recently wrapped up a year of service on the Phi Mu Foundation Leadership Council, is the director of Dance Marathon on her campus and serves her chapter as Philanthropy Chair and now chapter president. In addition to serving her chapter and campus philanthropies, she also started her own 501C3 non-profit organization, “Making Miracles for Kids,” which works to start Dance Marathons at the high school level.

Daryn led her chapter to support the Foundation’s M3 Campaign at 100%, including writing more than 200 emails to alumnae to help support her chapter’s fundraising efforts. She has also worked to have her chapter help charities internationally by adopting 25 Afghani refugee families, along with a local nonprofit, to ensure they had essentials such as food, clothing, water and toys.

Purchase Caring Carnations in Phoenix

If you missed the Caring Carnations pre-sales … don’t worry! On-site sales will begin on Wednesday, July 6 at the Foundation desk in the Frank Lloyd Wright building.

In addition to the traditional Radiant Rose and Golden Quatrefoil applique, we’re also featuring out the One Destiny three quatrefoil applique and Sparkle Lanyard as limited-edition offerings this year to commemorate the celebration of the One Destiny Campaign.