Essential Business Week Wrap Up

Thank you for joining us in making history for the Foundation’s first-ever Essential Business Week! With your help, we honored our incredible donors who helped the Foundation to succeed in the last biennium, elected new Trustees and passed Bylaws amendments … all online! While we wished we could have spent this time with you in person, we are grateful for the technology that allowed us to conduct these orders of business with you virtually.

For those who weren’t able to join us, here’s a wrap up from last week:

Voting Results

The following members were elected to serve on the 2020-2024 Board of Trustees:

Robin Mays Benoit, Epsilon Nu

Robin White Fanning, Beta Iota

Pamela Ferguson Gaines, Epsilon Alpha

Jennifer Chapman Joyner, Alpha Iota

Vicki Ryan, Zeta Pi

National President Andie Kash, Delta Eta, will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board and Denise McDorman McDermott, Beta Eta, was appointed by National Council to serve as Trustee through 2022. Robin White Fanning was elected by the Board of Trustees to serve as the Foundation President and Jennifer Chapman Joyner was elected to serve as the Corporate Secretary/Treasurer for the 2020-2022 term.

Please join us in thanking outgoing President Pamela Gaines who will continue to serve on the Board of Trustees, as well as Trustees Delicia Arnold, Jennifer Jardine and Beth Reisinger who are retiring from the board this year. Each of these women has made tremendous contributions to the Foundation and we look forward to their continued support as volunteer committee members.

In addition to the election of Trustees candidates, all proposed Bylaws amendments were also passed by the Foundation membership.

Celebrating our Donors

We had a great time celebrating Foundation donors who supported the Foundation throughout the biennium! The donor recognition videos from each day can be viewed on the Foundation YouTube Channel or you can view the individual donor lists by day – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Honoring Philanthropy

One of the best parts of the Essential Business Week was honoring the award recipients who have shown extraordinary philanthropic leadership during the biennium. It’s not too late to watch the awards presentations and celebrate these amazing Phi Mu women and chapters who are leading in this space!


Lastly, we are thrilled to announce that with your support, the Foundation has raised more than $15,000 through Caring Carnations to support the Fraternity’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and $15,000 through the Sisterhood Auction to support the Foundation’s Annual Fund.

We look forward to being back together again for the Foundation Business Session during Phi Mu National Convention in Arizona in 2022!