In 2016-17, you helped us raise $898,648 in Annual Giving!
When most members think of Phi Mu Foundation, they often think of one of our many Annual Fund programs. Whether it is the Phonathon or the popular M3 Campaign, our members enjoy rallying around these fundraisers because they know the money raised is helping women just like them.
Dollars raised for the Annual Fund are unrestricted funds, which support Foundation operations, and allow for our leadership to invest in innovative programming that will keep Phi Mu on the cutting edge. The Annual Fund is what fuels the Foundation for future growth.
The longest-running Foundation Annual Fund campaign is the yearly Phonathon. First hosted in 1995 by the Alpha Mu Chapter at Auburn University, Phonathon is an inspiring weekend of connecting our collegiate and alumnae sisters from across the country. On average, the host chapter reaches out to 600 alumnae and raises about $35,000 in unrestricted funds for Phi Mu Foundation.Hear more from last year's host chapter, Alpha Omicron!
The M3 Campaign
One of our most acclaimed Annual Fund campaigns takes place during the month of March, when we show gratitude to our three Founders with the M3 Campaign. Each year, the campaign grows in donors and contributions, most recently with 128 of our collegiate chapters participating at 100 percent – meaning that each active member of their chapter made a gift of at least $18.52 to Phi Mu Foundation during the month of March. With the help of these chapters, alumnae chapters, sisters and friends, we raised more than $380,000 in 2017!
Chapters leading the way for contributions in 2017 were the Chicago West Suburban Alumnae Chapter, raising more than $3,405, and the Alpha Delta Chapter at the University of Mississippi, contributing more than $21,814.Watch to find out more!
For decades, Phi Mu sisters have honored conference attendees with the gift of Phi Mu Foundation Caring Carnations to adorn their name tag. Caring Carnations – including the Radiant Rose and the Golden Quatrefoil – are available for purchase in the weeks prior to Phi Mu National Convention and Phi Mu Officer Academy. All Caring Carnations proceeds benefit the lifetime development of women.