“How Alpha Xi Delta Supports Women, Education, and Philanthropy,” by Dawn Johnson

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.

Learn more about Alpha Xi Delta and contribute to the sorority online at www.alphaxidelta.org.

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.