The Alpha Phi Foundation
The Alpha Phi Foundation, our international philanthropy, raises money to support and promote women’s heart health and cardiac care. Our goal is to spread the word about living “heart healthy,” in order to find a prevention and treatment of heart disease, which is the number one killer of women in North America. In addition, the Alpha Phi Foundation stresses the importance of helping out fellow sisters in need, and offers financial support to those Alpha Phis. In order to raise such awareness and funds to help our beloved sisters, we participate in and organize a variety of philanthropy events.
Red Dress Gala
May 11th, 2019 | SLO Brew Rock
Our largest philanthropy event of the year, Red Dress Gala, is an evening of dinner, dancing, and most importantly, generous donations! Our families and alumnae are invited to visit San Luis Obispo for the weekend for this fun event and to meet all of our sisters we hold so dear. After months of planning, the Red Dress Gala Chairmen finally gets to see all of their hard work succeed through an amazing auction, which is made possible by generous donations from the community and our family members. With items from anything like Giants tickets to gorgeous vacation homes in Cabo San Lucas, this event is always a hit with our sisters and families alike. We love Red Dress Gala and seeing our chapter make a difference by raising money and awareness for women's heart health, an experience that is priceless to us.
Not only do we host events for our families to visit, but we also love planning tournaments for other Greek houses to join in on the fun! These sporting events allow us to raise funds and awareness about the Alpha Phi Foundation and all the great work this foundation is committed to. Events like Hoops for Hearts and Alpha PHIFA are such a fun way to work towards a charitable goal while also meeting men of different fraternities. Our girls love coaching these Greek members to victory in our tournaments and we can't thank the Cal Poly Greek community enough for supporting our philanthropy!
Alpha Phi also knows how important it is to raise awareness about heart disease and inform the San Luis Obispo community about our philanthropy, so we enjoy setting up booths in the University Union to show Cal Poly students what our service projects are all about! For special days dedicated to women's heart health, like National Wear Red Day, we set up a Heart Booth with tons of facts about prevention and healthy habits for cardiac care to open our hearts to those in need.