|Power of 1000|
Power of 1000... Our Million Dollar Mission
In 2000, Alpha Phi Foundation created the Power of 100. Our goal at that time was to interest 100 women in contributing $1,000 a year to further the mission of the Foundation. In that first year, 120 women made gifts at that level. Today, the number of participants is closer to 200. But in true Alpha Phi fashion, we want to go bigger and bolder!
Starting Fall 2012, the Foundation shifted Power of 100 to Power of 1000 - inspiring 1,000 women to make a $1,000 annual gift through a single gift or monthly gifts. This million dollar mission will advance women's lives through the power of philanthropy. With 1,000 women giving an annual gift of $1,000, we will be able to increase the value and quantity of scholarships, which are so important these days with rising education costs. We will help more women in need through the Forget Me Not Fund. We will make more leadership programs happen for all members, which is critical in knowing that women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men. We will give additional grants to the many worthy women's heart initiatives that apply for our annual Heart to Heart Grant.
Together, our Power of 1000 women will effect important change. They will take a stand for a better future. They will advance women's lives.
Each Power of 1000 donor receives a beautiful custom scarf (below) designed by New York fashion designer Marisol Deluna (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate). It is a token of our appreciation, and an outward symbol of their commitment to empower the next generation of women to be philanthropic leaders.