This is a women’s organization. Far too many women across this nation have been affected by domestic violence every year, unfortunately including some of our Alpha Chi Omega sisters.
In 1992, Alpha Chi Omega adopted domestic violence awareness as its national philanthropic cause. Since then, we’ve promoted education and prevention programs that help people understand and prevent the problem. We’ve also funded programs that assist and protect domestic violence victims and their children. And we’ve provided grants to domestic violence shelters and programs across the United States.
Funding for these programs is channeled through the Foundation’s Jessie Bliss McGrew Freedom Fund. This endowed fund was started by David Whitney in memory of his mother, an Alpha Chi Omega alumna (Xi, University of Nebraska) who was a victim of domestic violence. The fund was supplemented by chapter and national fundraising events many years ago to reach an initial endowment of $60,000. When earnings warrant, the fund is used to make grants to domestic violence organizations from across the nation.
To learn more about this or any of our funds, contact the Foundation.