The Alpha Phi Foundation
Heart Health Week
The Alpha Phi Foundation empowers women to be generous givers. We raise and award funds for programs that advance leadership development, encourage academic excellence, improve women’s heart health, support sisters in need and educate about the value of philanthropy. Today Alpha Phis continue to support local and national heart health units through Foundation Grants, monetary donations and community service. Cornell Alpha Phi holds philanthropy very close to our hearts, hosting 4 major philanthropic events every year. Our philanthropy is centered on the Alpha Phi Foundation, aiding in efforts to support research and education for women's heart health. We're proud to be the recipients of the Alpha Phi Foundation award for Excellence in Philanthropy, raising over $47,000 in the past two years.
Heart Health Weeks is our newest Fall philanthropic event. This entire week is focused on heart health, spreading awareness around campus about our philanthropic cause: Women's Heart Health. The week is filled with activities we've planned to get educated, get fit, and have fun! Activities range from free beginners yoga class to get fit, learning about the importance of heart health over coffee, contests to win a FitBit, engaging with a nutritional speaker, frozen yogurt with 15% of proceeds going to women's heart health, and bowling with friends!
Ivy Man is an all-male beauty pageant held every Fall. This event showcases the talents of some of Cornell's most eligible bachelors as they compete for the prestigious title of Ivy Man. The competition is broken into three sections: outfit of choice, talent, and question & answer. All proceeds benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation for Women's Heart Health. This year, we were able to raise over $7,000 at our 10th Annual Ivy Man show at Bailey Hall! Congratulations to our 2015 winner: Jake Howell of Sigma Pi, and his beauty coaches: Kate Monson, Megan Wallace, and Amelia Brackett. View more pictures from the event.
Red Dress Gala
It's simple. Go red. Go red for courage, go red for hope, go red to help find a cure for the #1 killer of women in America. Go red for cardiac care.
Alpha Phis always like getting dressed up, but once a year we put our best red dresses on in support of the Alpha Phi Foundation. Friends, families, and alumnae gather together with our sisters for this philanthropic event, held every spring during Parent's Weekend. The event includes a reception, food, live performances, and a silent auction at an elegant venue. For us, this special occasion, celebrated by Alpha Phi chapters across North America, allows us to share our philanthropic vision with family and friends.
Krista Depew's Memorial Softball Tournament
Our spring softball tournament is dedicated in loving memory of our beloved sister and friend, Krista Depew, who passed away much too soon in May of 2012. Krista was an incredible member of the chapter and the Cornell community. The Delta Chapter celebrates the remembrance of Krista's immortality in our lives by playing her favorite sport: softball. All proceeds from this tournament go toward the National Meningitis Association, in support of spreading awareness about the disease and its prevention.