At the 2013 Elevate National Leadership Conference at Marshall University, the Fraternity announced that instead of having just one national philanthropy, it would now partner with five national charities one for each of the Fraternity's Five Values.
The goal is for Alpha Sigma Phi to not only be known for creating high-performing gentlemen; we also want to be known for our role in creating a better world. In the Fraternity's 2020 Strategic Plan the goal is for the Fraternity's members to collectively raise $3 million dollars for charity by December 6, 2020. Chapters can choose to donate to local and regional charities or can give through the Alpha Sigma Phi Foundation to one of the Fraternity's five philanthropic partners. 100% of the funds received by the Foundation are presented to the above named charity annually.
Founded in 1994, RAINN is the national's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and frequently reaches millions with important information on sexual violence prevention.
CHARITY - Ronald McDonald House Charities
Founded in 1974, the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. The Ronald McDonald House program provides a home-away-from-home for families so that they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.
PURITY - Humane Society
The Humane Society of the United States, based in Washington, D.C., is the largest animal advocacy organization in the world. It counts more than 11 million Americans among its members and supporters.
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation's premiere donor and volunteer-supported youth mentoring organization. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children in communities across the country.
PATRIOTISM - Homes for our Troops
Founded in 2004, Homes for our Troops assists severely injured Veterans and families by raising money, building materials and professional labor, and by coordinating the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. The homes provided by Homes for our Troops are given at no cost to the Veteran they serve.
For more information on the five philanthropic partners, please download our Philanthropic Partners Handout.