New Era of Philanthropic Partnerships Begins
At the 2013 Elevate - International 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.
SILENCE - RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
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 - Shatterproof
Conceptualized in 2013 by Gary Mendell, Shatterproof is working hard to transform addiction treatment in America. Together with their passionate community of supporters, they’re committed to creating structural change that will turn the tide of the addiction crisis, helping every American with a substance use disorder find science-based treatment and lasting recovery.
PURITY - Aware Awake Alive
Aware Awake Alive prevents loss of life to alcohol poisoning by educating teens, young adults and parents on the dangers and symptoms of alcohol overdose. We generate awareness and dialogue around amnesty-based policy and legislation, and create an atmosphere of partnership in which young people, parents, educators, and like-minded organizations share responsibility for supporting and educating one another.
HONOR - Active Minds
Founded in 2001 by Alison Malmon after her brother's suicide, Active Minds has dedicated their mission to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on students and young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States.
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.