As Alpha Delta Pi alumnae, we continue our commitment to sisterhood and philanthropy through the initiatives we support. Our biggest job as an alumnae association is to support collegiate chapters. In Austin, we are lucky to have two wonderful chapters within close proximity, Delta chapter at the University of Texas and Zeta chapter at Southwestern University. We help these chapters through mentorship, volunteering, and monetary support. Along with attending events with collegians, we supply them with initiation gifts, exam study snacks, and the occasional house decorations. We also help collegians find internships/ jobs and connect them with relevant professional contacts. We strive to do everything in our power to help the Delta and Zeta chapters succeed.
Our second biggest initiative is philanthropy. Aside from helping collegiate chapters with their philanthropy efforts, the Austin ADPi Alumnae Association supports the Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas. Located next to Dell’s Children’s Hospital, the house cares for families and patients as they care for various life threatening diseases. The Ronald McDonald House gives families a place to stay near their children and provides them with meals, laundry, and other services to make their stays easier. In association with the Ronald McDonald House, alumnae sisters volunteer in various ways from cooking meals to holiday decoration to running in 5ks. Our members have a great time connecting and serving families!
Completing the trifecta of our main initiatives is sisterhood. As alumnae, we hope to maintain the same strong bonds we began in college. We do this through philanthropy and supporting the collegiate chapters, but also through social and educational events. Our board plans bi-monthly events where we can connect with other sisters. Examples of past events include Painting with a Twist, a cooking class, Brunch Bunch, happy hours, and more.
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