Philanthropy is an important aspect of our chapter and plays a vital role in who we are not only as a sorority, but individuals. Nationally, Alpha Epsilon Phi supports two philanthropies: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS and Sharsheret. In addition, we have volunteered at a variety of locations around Boston including Cradles to Crayons, Rosie's Place, and St. Francis' House.
Elizabeth Glaser was a sister from the Sigma Chapter at the University of Wisconsin who founded this foundation to educate others about AIDS, and its specific concerns on its affect on children. You can learn more about EGPAF here.
Sharsheret is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Jewish women facing cancer. Hebrew for linked chain, Sharsheret links together women to form a support group of Jewish women developing cancer. We honor Sharsheret every year with our Ribbons on the Runway silent auction and fashion show every spring. In the past we have annually raised over $5,000.00 through Ribbons on Runway. You can learn more about Sharsharet here.
The sisters of AEPhi volunteer at The Greater Boston Food Bank three times per semester. Last time we participated, we helped package over 7,000 lbs. of food for men and women in need. You can learn more about the Greater Boston Food Bank here.