Let's have fun while supporting our Sisterhood!
Founders Day of Giving is only possible thanks to our dream team of Ambassadors spreading the word and encouraging others to donate.
As a thank you, Ambassadors who raise money through their unique link during Founders Day of Giving will receive one of these one-of-a-kind gifts!
Check your progress throughout the day on our Ambassador Leaderboard!
Note: Totals are calculated after Founders Day of Giving based on donations received from your unique URL. The donor must use your unique URL in order for you to be credited with the gift. Please note that despite your best efforts, some donors may accidentally click through a different link other than yours to make their gift. Stay focused on the ultimate goal: Sisters supporting Founders Day of Giving!
1899 Society Prizes
We love to see our collegiate Sisters get involved with Founders Day of Giving!
The 1899 Society recognizes collegiate members who donate $18.99 or more annually.
When 80% of your chapter donates to the Foundation $18.99 or more, your chapter will receive this exclusive t-shirt for every active collegiate member on your chapter's roster!
How it works:
- Just for collegians (your chapter's current collegiate members on your roster).
- Multiple chapters can win this prize!
- All donors will also receive their exclusive 1899 Society Dangle!
- All donations made by collegiate Sisters from January 1, 2022, through Friday, November 4, 2022, at 8 p.m. count towards this challenge.
No need to wait for Founders Day of Giving for this challenge—donate today!
Goal Digger Prize
When your chapter hits your goal in the Chapter Challenge, all collegians will receive a cute merch bundle including the world's best AΣΤ pen, a sticker for your laptop or waterbottle, and a button!
Check back on your campaign page to monitor your chapter's progress and keep inviting collegiate and alumnae SIsters, friends, and family to donate to help you meet your goal!
Chapter Challenge Prize Levels
Are you up for a little friendly competition? As your chapter climbs the leaderboard, they can win outstanding prizes for all collegiate members and/or the chapter! To support your active collegiate chapter in the Chapter Challenge, click donate and select your chapter before making your gift. Your donation will be applied to your chapter's total represented on the leaderboards.
Win personalized coaching from these inspirational experts! Chapters surpassing the $25,000 will receive one of three prize options. Prizes for each chapter achieving this benchmark will be determined following Founders Day of Giving and distributed based on needs and best fits for the speakers and coaches and the chapters. Each of these prizes is valued at $10,000.
Dr. Lauren Cook - left
Dr. Lauren Cook was a crowd favorite at the 44th National Convention when she inspired us to celebrate our wins, appreciate those around us, and reconnect to our values. Dr. Lauren Cook is a multicultural-minded and social justice-oriented therapist, speaker, and author. Lauren is passionate about bringing mental health to people of all different identities as she recognizes that wellness is meant for each of us. Lauren integrates positive psychology, gratitude, and neuroscience into her work to inform her evidence-based teachings. She specifically practices third-wave tenets (CBT, ACT, and DBT) with a feminist lens to help her clients apply mindfulness and cognitive flexibility for intentional living. Dr. Cook is passionate about lessening the stigma associated with mental illness and implements a recovery model and strengths-based approach for her clients and their families. Lauren is an affirming therapist and is trained as an undocu-ally as she identifies as a social justice advocate, both onstage and in the therapy room. She believes that any person, no matter what symptoms they are experiencing and what identities they hold, deserves to live a meaningful and enriching life. Stigma and discrimination should never get in the way. Chapters surpassing the $25,000 benchmark could receive a community-wide on-campus presentation from mental health expert Dr. Lauren Cook, with an additional private audience with her exclusively for Alpha Sigma Tau members. Event scheduling will be determined by the chapter, campus, Dr. Cook, and Campuspeak availability and must be completed in the spring 2023 semester.
Dr. Grace Henry (Psi 2022/James Madison) - middle
Coming off of her popular 44th National Convention keynote, Dr. Grace Henry (Psi 2022/James Madison) has graciously agreed to provide an educational session to collegiate chapters to discuss how to enhance inclusion within their chapter. Dr. Henry is the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her work centers on capacity building in the areas of diversity, equity and anti-racism. Dr. Henry has worked with religious groups, federal agencies, and national health organizations to train and implement strategies that promote an inclusive institutional culture through changes in policy and practice. She has over twenty years of higher education experience in the areas of student leadership, fraternity and sorority life, residential life, and diversity and multicultural affairs. Chapters surpassing the $25,000 benchmark could receive an in-person or virtual coaching session. Event scheduling will be determined by the chapter and Dr. Henry's availability.
Jessica Gendron Williams (Beta Pi 1999/Eastern Illinois) - right
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many collegiate chapters have struggled to regain their footing on their campuses. As an organization, we must persevere with our friendship and relationship-building efforts - and reimagine our chapter marketing efforts. There is no one better to coach our chapters in an intentional growth plan than Jessica Gendron Williams (Beta Pi 1999/Eastern Illinois). Jessica Gendron is a leadership expert and culture strategist. As President & CEO of The Center for Leadership Excellence she has spent the last several years studying successful leaders and workplace culture. With over 15 years of experience working in organizational consulting, leadership development, business leadership, and fraternities/sororities, Jessica is a respected speaker and thought-leader for businesses, non-profits, women’s organizations, campus communities, and inter/national fraternal organizations. She works daily with all types of leaders from all types of organizations: From Fortune 500 companies to fraternities and sororities. Jessica was named one of Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2021 and in 2018 was honored for her contributions to the Fraternity and Sorority Community with the Jack L. Anson Award from the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors.Chapters surpassing the $25,000 benchmark could receive one year of growth coaching starting in January 2023 from Jessica - a $10,000 value.
Raise the Bar Challenge Prizes
The Raise the Bar Challenge allows chapters of any size to compete for the gold! Watch your chapter climb the leaderboard as you increase the number of donors to your Chapter Challenge from last year to this year!
At the end of the celebration, the top three active chapters with the highest percentage increase in donors will unlock a bonus prize thanks to the generosity of Shel Hujarski Golob (Delta Alpha 1995/Gannon).
- 🥇1st place: $3,000 Chapter Challenge Bonus
- 🥈2nd place: $2,000 Chapter Challenge Bonus
- 🥉3rd place: $1,000 Chapter Challenge Bonus