The Epsilon Lambda chapter of Alpha Chi Omega raises funds each semester through Casino Night and the Paint the Campus Purple 5K to support the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation which benefits Domestic Violence Awareness and The MacDowell Colony. The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation is set up to also support members and alumnae from across the nation through endowed grants and scholarships, and educational and leadership programs. You can read more about this on the AlphaChiOmega.org website.
When you give to Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, you help our women address the tragedy of domestic violence. Because women are affected by this issue that has personally affected some of our members and their families, we’ve made this our national philanthropy since 1992. Our work comes in many forms—awareness, prevention and education, assistance to victims and their children. We work at both the local and national levels.
Funding for these programs is channeled through the Foundation’s Jessie Bliss McGrew Freedom Fund and the Local Philanthropic Initiatives Fund. The Jessie Bliss McGrew Freedom Fund was endowed by David Whitney in honor of his mother, an initiate of Xi (University of Nebraska), who was a victim of domestic violence. Fundraising efforts led to an initial endowment of $60,000. This fund helps support the domestic violence awareness efforts of the Fraternity and when money allows, this fund makes grants to outside organizations across the nation.