Alpha Xi Delta Foundation is pleased to announce Jakelyn Spencer, Alpha Eta ’15, Purdue University, is the recipient of the 2016 Dorothy Dodd Grant.
“The Dorothy Dodd Grant is awarded to an Alpha Xi Delta Panhellenic delegate or Panhellenic officer on campus. It is an important investment in developing courageous and ethical leaders for our Greek communities,” said Michelle Hartnett, Foundation Chair.
The grant honors the memory of Dorothy Clarkson Dodd, Michigan '53, and her service to Alpha Xi Delta and the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). Dorothy served as Alpha Xi Delta National President from 1986-1988 and as NPC Alternate Delegate from 1974-1991.
The grant funds the registration fee for Alpha Xi Delta Panhellenic Delegates or Panhellenic officers to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute® (UIFI). The Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute® (UIFI®) is a five day institute that brings together fraternity men and sorority women from across North America to create opportunities to explore, define, and enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness, commitment to their fraternity or sorority, and grow to expect values based action from themselves and those they lead. At UIFI®, participants are given the skills to improve their own leadership abilities and positively affect their chapter, council, and community.
Established in 1957, Alpha Xi Delta Foundation furthers Alpha Xi Delta's purpose of preparing bold, talented women to lead our Fraternity and our world. In addition, the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation creates opportunities for Fraternity members to ensure enduring resources so the Fraternity can fulfill her mission of inspiring women to realize their potential. For more information on Alpha Xi Delta Women’s Fraternity and its Foundation, please visit www.alphaxidelta.org.