Alpha Xi Delta Foundation Celebrates Success of 125th Campaign

Published: August 31, 2018

Alpha Xi Delta Foundation is proud to announce the early success of its historic 125th Anniversary Campaign. With a goal of $1.25 million, the 125th Anniversary Campaign is designed to help fund the development of strong Alpha Xi Delta leaders for years to come. The largest fundraising effort in our Foundation’s history, the comprehensive campaign spans June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2019.

Thanks to the extraordinary enthusiasm and generosity of alumnae and friends, the 125th Anniversary Campaign has raised $1,557,071 in gifts and pledges as of July 31, 2018.

Foundation Chair Michelle Hartnett said, “The 125th Anniversary Campaign is a really important historic milestone for Alpha Xi Delta and Alpha Xi Delta Foundation. There’s an old adage about planting trees not that you may enjoy the shade those trees will throw off but that you are doing it for future generations – women you will never know, women not born yet. That’s an important thing the Foundation is doing – planting trees for future generations of members.”

Though the goal has been met, 10 months remain in the Campaign. During this time, all gifts will continue to count toward the Campaign total. As the Fraternity has grown, the increased need for quality programming has grown as well, so let’s see how far we can take this Campaign. A key focus of the Campaign is to establish a fund that will allow the Fraternity to support The Founders’ Academy, the premier summer educational opportunity for Chapter Presidents and emerging leaders. Drawing on Alpha Xi Delta’s commitment to members’ strengths, TFA focuses on the development and application of StrengthsQuest principles for individual and organizational leadership. Our goal is to keep TFA affordable for our chapters. As the TFA funds grow, the Foundation grant to the Fraternity grows and reduces the cost to the chapter.

Today, the Foundation is announcing a new matching opportunity. Thanks to unrestricted funds available from a bequest gift, the Foundation is now able to match every new dollar raised for The Founders’ Academy, up to $125,000. The Foundation Trustees hope this matching opportunity will keep the momentum going and encourage new donors and additional gifts to TFA during the final months of the Campaign. Please help us take full advantage of this new matching opportunity by making a gift in support of our enhanced TFA goal.

About the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation
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.

About Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity
Founded in 1893 at Lombard College, now Knox College, in Galesburg Illinois, Alpha Xi Delta inspires women to realize their potential by providing opportunities for Sisterhood, leadership knowledge and service. The national women’s fraternity has more than 175,000 initiated members and chapters on 130 college campuses. For more information on Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity, visit