Jean Buskirk – Kick off Day of Giving
We are excited to start the day with our very first leadership gift from 1852 Society Member Jean Buskirk, Delta Beta. For more than 30 years, Jean has been a faithful donor to the Foundation and we are thrilled to celebrate her as our first gift of the day! #18Hours52Minutes #sistershelpingsisters
BOT & NC – Day of Giving Kick off
The Foundation Board of Trustees and National Council are proud to kick off the third annual day of giving with a challenge gift of $1,852 that will unlock as soon as we reach 50 donors! Make your contribution and help us reach this first milestone of the day.
To Lend to Those Less Fortunate a Helping Hand
Last year, the Foundation provided $25,529 in emergency assistance grants to Phi Mu members in their time of need. In honor of lending a helping hand, Past Foundation President Claudia Nemir, Eta Alpha, will contribute $2,000 when we reach $10,000 total to the day of giving!
Pride of Presidents Challenge
National President Andie Kash, Delta Eta, and Past National President Beth Monnin, Rho, on behalf of all Past National Presidents, are coming together to challenge all collegiate and alumnae chapter presidents, past and present, to make a gift to the day of giving to support the next generation of Phi Mu leaders. Creating opportunities to invest in the Fraternity’s leadership and educational programs helps Phi Mu members become confident leaders in their chapters, on their campuses and in their communities!
Legacy & Family Challenge
There is something incredibly special about sharing the bond of Phi Mu sisterhood with another woman in your family. Faithful 1852 Society member Lana Bulger, Alpha Omicron, has made a gift of $500 to the day of giving in honor of her niece, Hailey, who recently joined Phi Mu at the University of Mississippi. Lana would like to challenge 10 Phi Mu members to make a gift of $50 or more in honor of their Phi Mu legacy or family member.
National & Area Volunteer Challenge
Volunteers are at the heart of what we do in Phi Mu each and every day. Members of the National & Area Volunteer Team would like to issue a challenge to unlock a $750 gift when 25 Phi Mu volunteers make a gift in honor of their volunteer or alumnae experience to support the day of giving.
Together in Phi Mu, we strive for One Destiny: Ideal Noble Womanhood. One Destiny Campaign Co-Chairs Kris Shetler Bridges, Delta Nu, and Diane Hawkins Eggert, Zeta Iota, and the One Destiny National Campaign Leadership Team are challenging all members and friends who supported the First Campaign for Phi Mu to make a gift to the day of giving today!
Lucy Wu & Mimmy Challenge
Foundation Trustee Jen Wu, Kappa Omicron, and her beloved dogs Lucy Wu and Mimmy would like to issue a challenge for at least 10 of their Phi Mu friends to make a donation to the day of giving of $50 or more! If the challenge is met, Jen, Lucy and Mimmy will release a $1,000 donation to 18 Hours & 52 Minutes of Giving. Comment below with a photo of your PHIdo!
Past Trustee Challenge
In honor of those visionary women who established Phi Mu Foundation in 1957 and all of those dedicated servant leaders who have served the lifetime development of Phi Mu women, Past Foundation Trustee, Margo Grace, Delta Tau, will unlock a gift of $500 when 10 past Trustees make a gift!
House Corporation Volunteers
There’s something special about Phi Mu House Corporation volunteers! Managing and maintaining Phi Mu chapter houses and creating a ‘home away from home’ for Phi Mu members takes a group of dedicated alumnae to keep everything running smoothly. A group of dedicated house corporation officers have made a challenge gift to the day of giving of $500, which will unlock when ten gifts are made in honor of house corporation volunteers.
Patti Nation led the charge by honoring the passing of Epsilon sisters Pamela and Peggy Jones with a named scholarship. Patti invites you to honor the lasting legacy of a faithful sister that has joined Chapter Eternal. If 25 women make a gift in memory of a special sister, Patti will donate $500 to support academic scholarship.
Phi Mu Husbands
As a member of the infamous Pink Garter, Dave Mosborg, is a faithful support of this wife’s commitment to her Phi Mu sisters. Holly Fulton, Alpha Nu, never missed an opportunity to honor her pledge to Phi Mu and share her passion for the alumnae experience Phi Mu as given her. In honor of Holly, Dave will match $1,000 for gifts made in honor of significant others that support our sisters’ commitment.
Big/Little & TRESTRELLA FAMS!
The bond between Phi Mu families is strong and can span generations. From chapter grandbigs, bigs and littles to Trestrella bigs and littles, we’re challenging 50 Phi Mu sisters to make a contribution to the day of giving in honor of your special Phi Mu family member. To celebrate, tag that special Phi Mu sister!
Join a Giving Program!
“I am grateful for my collegiate experience, my sisters’ love and support and for the volunteer opportunties I’ve had as an alumna.” 1852 Society Member, Betsy Newman, Delta Theta, gives to make sure other women have the same opportunities that she did. Betsy will make a contribution of $1,000 to the day of giving and match up to $3,000 for any new giving program donors who join during the day of giving.
Past National Council Members
Representing the Fraternity on National Council is an incredible honor bestowed on a special group of women who have served us faithfully over the years. Past National Council members will unlock a gift of $1,000 when the next four donors make a $250 gift.
West Coast Sisters
Loyal Foundation donor and member of all four of our giving programs (yes, all four!) Jean Morgan, Eta Beta, would like to challenge 100 West Coast members or friends to make a gift of at least $18.52 or more to collectively match her $1,852 gift to the day of giving. Jean has long been a longtime advocate for providing academic scholarships to women just like fellow Eta Beta alumna Elle Thackara.
Phi Mu Team
Volunteers and staff lean on each other for support and idea sharing, and collaborate to ensure we are investing in the right programs to empower every Phi Mu woman to seek her highest potential. Fraternity Assistant Executive Director Hara Henshell, Phi Theta, and Foundation Director of Development Kristin Tofanelli, Kappa Mu, will unlock a gift of $500 for the next 20 gifts that are made in honor of your go-to Phi Mu sister who lifts you up and encourages you to seek your best each and every day!
Lambda Gamma Celebrates Culture of Philanthropy
The Phi Mu Creed anchors us in our values of love, honor, truth. In honor of the words that each of us holds so dear, the Lambda Gamma Chapter at Virginia Commonwealth University would like to encourage members to make a gift to the day of giving within the next hourand to also comment below with their favorite line of the Creed.
Military and First Responder Appreciation
In honor of the brave Phi Mu women around the world who are serving or have served our country, Foundation Trustee Jen Free, Kappa Nu, would like to challenge members and friends to make a gift to the day of giving in honor of their favorite Phi Mu service member, first responder or family member who has served and shares our commitment to servant leadership. She will unlock a gift of $500 after 25 gifts have been made!
Celebrating New Donors
National Council Vice President and Past Foundation Trustee Lynn Storlien McGraw, Zeta Sigma, wants to see how many brand new Foundation donors are inspired to give within the next hour! In celebration of Phi Mu sisterhood and the Zeta Sigma Scholarship Fund, Lynn is issuing a challenge to every Phi Mu member and friend who hasn’t yet made a gift to the day of giving. For every new Foundation donor who makes a contribution to 18 Hours & 52 Minutes within the next hour, Lynn will match your gift with a contribution of $18.52 in your honor up to $500.
Past Chapter Consultants Challenge
One of the longest standing grants that the Foundation makes to the Fraternity is to help support the Chapter Consultant Program. Trustee and Past Chapter Consultant Shannon Weaver, Delta Epsilon, has come together with some of her consultant sisters to match all gifts made to the day of giving by past chapter consultants within the next hour up to $1,000.
Calling all Big 10 & SEC Chapters
There’s a challenge brewing in Boiler town! Delta Epsilon Chapter Alumnae have come together to challenge all Phi Mu members from Big Ten Chapters and SEC Chapters to see which conference can raise the most for the day of giving! The first conference to reach 25 contributions will unlock a $750 gift from Delta Epsilon alumnae.