On October 23, 1986 the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation was officially incorporated. This milestone was a major goal of then national president, Rosemary Carucci Goss, ΒΠ. With the help of the sorority’s vice president of finance, Diane Yencic James, HH, the bylaws and articles of incorporation were created. Shortly thereafter, Emma Coleman Frost, ΠΠ, made a sizeable gift to the new Foundation. Years later, the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) was renamed the Emma Coleman Frost Leadership Development Institute in honor of Mrs. Frost’s vital support of the Foundation in those early years.
The first scholarship endowment was funded by Lois V. Beers, ΒΓ, in honor of the 1990 installation of Beta Gamma Chapter. In 2001 the Foundation introduced career enhancement grants and the Freida Riley Award for teaching excellence.
Since that time, the Foundation has grown tremendously, awarding more than $500,000 in grants, awards and scholarships to benefit Alpha Sigma Alpha members. The growth over the past few years has helped us to provide even more assistance to collegiate and alumnae members.
The Foundation is governed by a thirteen-member Board of Trustees who serve three year terms and are self-appointed. All trustees are volunteers and are members of the Diamond Club of Heritage Society.
The Foundation is dedicated to raising money for scholarship, educational and leadership grants and member advancement for Alpha Sigma Alpha members. The Foundation desires for every Alpha Sigma Alpha woman to have the opportunity to seek and attain her personal and professional aspirations.
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