By inspiring the highest type of womanhood, choosing to be confident women of character and Building Strong Girls in communities around us, Gamma Phi Betas around the world have formed and fostered enduring friendships. On this November 11, we ask you to reflect on the friendships our Founders fostered and every friendship formed since in our ever-expanding circle of sisterhood. Beyond the individual friendships you’ve formed, think about the strength of our collective sisterhood, the magnitude of enduring friendships that exist and pay tribute to the four women who paved the way.
Our Four Founders
They met informally on November 11, 1874, at Syracuse University – Helen M. Dodge, a junior; Frances E. Haven, a sophomore; Mary “Minnie” A. Bingham and E. Adeline Curtis, both freshmen. It was the vision of these four women and the enduring friendships created along the way that have molded Gamma Phi Beta into what it is today.
This week, we ask you to explore Gamma Phi Beta’s history website to learn more about our Sorority’s founding.
A Message from the International President
As we celebrate #EnduringFriendships this Founders Day, please read and share this message from International President Annabel M. Jones (Oklahoma).
Which Founder are You?
Are you more like Helen M. Dodge, Frances E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis or Mary A. Bingham? Take our Founders Quiz to find out!
#EnduringFriendships – Get Social!
Celebrate 143 years of enduring friendships by heading to social media and sharing stories and photos of the relationships you’ve formed as a member of Gamma Phi Beta. Be sure to use the hashtag #EnduringFriendships and the social media graphics in the following resource section. Let’s show the world the magnitude of our enduring friendships.