A cause that affects one in four American women
When you give to the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, you help our women address the tragedy of domestic violence. Our national philanthropy since 1992, domestic violence not only affects one in four women nationwide (and one in three collegians), but also has affected some of our members and their families at a tragic, personal level.
Our work to address domestic violence comes in many forms—awareness, prevention and education, assistance to victims and their children. We work at both the local and national levels, with many of our collegiate and alumnae chapters partnering with nonprofit domestic violence agencies in their communities.
Funding for domestic violence initiatives is channeled through the Foundation’s Jessie Bliss McGrew Freedom Fund and the Local Philanthropic Initiatives Fund
David Whitney started the Jessie Bliss McGrew Freedom Fund in memory of his mother, an Alpha Chi Omega alumna (Xi, University of Nebraska) who was a victim of domestic violence. Chapter and national fundraising supplemented that fund to help reach an initial principal of $60,000. When earnings warrant, the fund is used to make grants to domestic violence organizations from across the nation or to support domestic violence education.
To learn more about this or any of our funds, contact the Foundation.
Give now to support this fund, our For Now/Forever campaign or any of our other Foundation initiatives.