Dawn Johnson resides in San Antonio, Texas, and serves on the board of directors for several community organizations and nonprofit chapters. Before settling in San Antonio, Dawn Johnson studied at Kansas State University and participated in the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Alpha Xi Delta administers a number of national programs, such as the Leadership Coach Program.
Designed to help Alpha Xi Delta sisters develop leadership skills and enhance personal growth, the Leadership Coach Program provides one-on-one coaching to undergraduate sisters. The program focuses on multiple areas of personal development to foster self-reflection and responsibility, and manages educational initiatives that help students build communication skills and assist with career preparation. Individual and group coaching is available through the program.
In addition, the Leadership Coach Program for seniors is provided through StrengthsQuest and Bridges, which address different aspects of a student’s senior year. Bridges targets student’s role within the sorority and helps her develop the necessary skills to become a mentor to underclassmen. StrengthsQuest aims to increase the value of the college experience by helping students discover their natural talents and learn to apply those talents.
Among the oldest women’s fraternal associations in America, The Alpha Xi Delta sorority, established in 1893, promotes the personal development of each of its over 150,000 members. The organization furthers the ideals of sisterhood, community service, and knowledge. Perhaps most of all, the group facilitates enduring friendships among its members.
Pursuant to its community service focus, the sorority founded the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation more than a half century ago. The foundation directly supports sorority members and individuals in the wider community by furnishing millions of dollars in funds for education, scholarships, and philanthropy.
Moreover, Alpha Xi Delta members raised almost $1 million for Autism Speaks, a nonprofit advocating for autism treatment and prevention. Alpha Xi Delta chapters throughout the United States encouraged autism awareness through events like Walk Now for Autism Speaks and the AmaXing Challenge.
About the author: Dawn Johnson, a business leader formerly with USAA, belonged to the Alpha Xi Delta sorority before graduating from Kansas State University with her Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communications. Moreover, she supported the charitable activities of the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation.
Based in Indianapolis, Alpha Xi Delta functions as a women’s fraternity. Working to enable women to reach their potential, the group promotes unity, intellectual and professional accomplishments, ethics, and community service. Founded by 10 female students at Lombard College in 1893, Alpha Xi Delta currently includes 150,000 members throughout the United States.
Philanthropy remains a major focus of the organization, which supports several charities. Especially involved with autism, Alpha Xi Delta participates in Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Virtual Walk for Autism Speaks, and World Autism Awareness Day. Additionally, the fraternity created the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation, a subsidiary that has taught women how to become leaders and bolster their communities for more than 50 years.
About the Author: A resident of San Antonio, Dawn Johnson dedicated 20 years of her career to the United States Automobile Association (USAA). During her tenure, she served in various leadership roles to include President of USAA Financial Planning Services, President of USAA Alliance Services, and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Johnson serves on the Board of Trustees for the South Texas Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and actively contributes to other philanthropic entities, including the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation.