Founders’ Day

On April 17, 1893, Alpha Xi Delta was founded at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois. Founders' Day is a wonderful time for us to reflect on the values of Alpha Xi Delta and honor our Sisterhood. 

Marketing Your Event

  • Submit your event to the Alpha Xi Delta calendar. This way all alumnae know about your event! Click here to register your event.

  • Invitations should be sent to alumnae six weeks prior to the event. Invitations can be sent out via email and/or USPS. The Save the Date and Invitation templates below can be printed or attached to an email as a PDF or image in the body of the email. It is best practice to send event invitations from the association’s general email account. If your association utilizes social media, share the invitation there as well.

  • Request a new geographical listing from Fraternity Headquarters. This ensures that you are reaching all alumnae in your area, especially those who might have just moved in! This is a great way to connect with new alumnae and engage members.

  • After your event don't forget to submit information for The Quill! Submit stories by emailing your photo and the caption to

  • Order of the Rose, Pearl and Diamond: For alumnae associations wishing to include the Order of the Rose, Pearl and Diamond ceremony in their celebrations, information is included in the Founders’ Day guide. If your association has the funding to buy a pin for the member, this can be a great sentimental gift. You can purchase recognition jewelry from Herff Jones by clicking here.

Questions about planning a Founders' Day event? Contact

Printable Founders' Day Items

We've created Founders' Day printables to help you prepare for your upcoming celebration. To download a template that you can print at home or send to a professional printer, simply click on the photo or button of the item you'd like to download.

Some items are PDF fillable. Click here to learn more about how to save items once you've input your information. If you need the latest version of Adobe Reader, you can download it for free here. If you have any questions about these files, please contact us at

Round stickers

Round 2.5" Stickers

Folded Notecard

Powerpoint Presentation