Throughout our work and travels, we hear inspiring stories from our sisters about
the power of ONE. A single gift made it possible for a Gamma Phi Beta member
to stay in school. Another provided an opportunity for a sister to attend a REAL
Leadership event. Other gifts provided security to a sister dealing with unexpected
life circumstances and impacted another through a Building Strong Girls philanthropy
event. These individual stories connect and inspire us to do more and be more.
One gift can open doors and help sisters reach their highest potential.
Because of the power of our donors, we:
• Established 17 additional endowments this past year to assist Gamma Phi Beta
sisters with financial aid and REAL Leadership opportunities
• Supported the REAL Leadership Experience for emerging leaders
• Awarded 127 grants to assist members with financial aid and REAL Leadership
costs in addition to Convention expenses
• Provided 4 Loyalty Grants to Gamma Phi Beta women who needed financial
support while facing unexpected life circumstances
• Provided $120,226 to fund the Sorority’s educational and leadership
• Made an investment of $497,000 to advance our philanthropic focus
of Building Strong Girls
Throughout the campaign, we asked our members what was their heart’s desire
for Gamma Phi Beta. The answers we received showed the passion that drives our
organization and inspires us to do more every single day. Since announcing our
campaign goal of $3.5 million at Convention 2014, we took our mission to heart
and not only met that mark; we surpassed it! With your help, we have raised an
incredible $9.1 million to preserve the past, inspire the present and ensure the
future success of Gamma Phi Beta.
As our membership continues to grow so do the needs of our members. This year
alone, we received twice the amount of applications for financial aid. To preserve
the legacy of Gamma Phi Beta, we set a new campaign goal of $14.5 million. This
will ensure that every chapter will have a financial aid and leadership endowment.
The fundable portions of the Collegiate Leadership Consultant program would be
fully funded and we will have increased funding available for our Loyalty Grants
which assist members facing life-changing circumstances. This is our heart’s desire
for Gamma Phi Beta and we are honored to stand with our sisters and friends to
make this dream a reality.
Thank you for the work that you do, your ongoing generosity and the stories you
share with us.
MAKE DREAMS A REALITY
Kitty L. deKieffer
Julie Dunn Eichenberg