Foundation contributor Beth Ratcliff Boone, Phi Delta/Mississippi State U, right, and her daughter, Carley Boone, Alpha Beta/Auburn U.
Invest in the talents of our Chi Omegas! Your 2012 gift to the Chi Omega Foundation is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. The Chi Omega Foundation is a qualified, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information, visit www.ChiOmega.com or our email address is Foundation@ ChiOmega.com or call 901/748-8600. Our Chi Omega Foundation address is 3395 Players Club Parkway, Memphis TN 38125.
Making a Difference - The Chi Omega Foundation
All in the Family
“My daughter, Carley, truly
found her ‘home’ in the Alpha
Beta Chapter of Chi
Omega at Auburn U. There
was a sense of belonging from
the beginning of recruitment,
throughout pledging, and
now as an active member.
The core values, diversity of
the chapter, philanthropic
focus, and opportunities to
fellowship and grow were all
aspects Carley found appealing
in Chi Omega. Finding
a Sisterhood of like-minded
girls has been beneficial
and helped the transition to
college from out of state go
—Beth Ratcliff Boone
Phi Delta/Mississippi State U
As each of our members reflects on her Chi Omega collegiate
experience, her chapter members and alumnae
advisors serve as her family while on campus.
That need for extended family during the collegiate days
is tremendous in today’s world. In addition to the care and
support provided by and between chapter members, our
collegiate members learn the valued lesson of living in a
community and being held accountable for their actions.
This desire for support and being a part of a family of high
achievers has yielded in 2012 a record collegiate population
of more than 21,000 members.
An emerging trend is parents investing in Chi Omega
through their support of the Chi Omega Foundation. Chi
Omega parents gave enthusiastically to support our 2011
Annual Fund. So enthusiastically, indeed, that parent giving
comprised 10% of last year’s total Annual Fund gifts.
Most of the operating budget of the Fraternity comes directly
from dues received from undergraduate members
who are already challenged by the increasing costs of
education. Contributions to the Foundation provide the
margin of excellence to deliver the life-transforming leadership
programs, resources, and tools of the Fraternity.
Mothers and fathers have seen their daughters flourish
in Chi Omega. The membership experience we create enhances
her education and develops her character beyond
any lessons learned in a classroom, lecture hall, or laboratory.
Over her lifetime, she will reference skills learned in
the chapter, such as wise decision-making, building group
consensus, and budgeting. Parents are impressed by the
focus on leadership development and personal values for
serving the greater world.
Many parents have especially remarked that they appreciate
knowing their daughters and her Chi Omega peers
will receive alcohol education every year, made possible
by Foundation donors. To learn more about these efforts,
visit risk management education at www.ChiOmega.com.
We thank all our Chi Omega parents for their partnership
that enables us to offer outstanding programming
specifically designed for the benefit of generations of Chi
Daughter is Hillary Muss, G.T.B. of Nu/U of Wisconsin:
“I appreciate Chi Omega’s commitment to leadership
development. While Hillary was growing up, our
family lived in several places. With each move, Hillary
sought leadership positions, even in ballet class!
Hillary picked the U of Wisconsin for college, and I
was a little nervous about the large campus. But I see
happy women, lovely friends, and I hear Hillary’s confidence
and interest in her community. She is safe and
involved. She, again, is a leader. As chapter vice president,
she is responsible for scholarship in the chapter.”
—Joan Muss, Chi Omega Foundation donor
Greensboro, North Carolina
“One of the proudest moments
I have as scholarship
advisor is writing the congratulations
letter to each
parent of a graduating Chi
Omega and thanking them
for their support of their
daughter and in Chi Omega
through her collegiate
years. As an advisor, I see
firsthand the benefits of
newer programs that Chi
Omega has implemented.
The challenges of today’s
world are being met headon
and I am constantly
amazed how much more
prepared a Chi Omega
is entering the workforce
than her collegiate counterparts.”
Cheek Ford, Sigma Beta/
Montana State U.
Wynde is the chapter’s
scholarship advisor and
alumnae relations advisor
and a 2012 graduate of
the Nancy Walton Laurie
Leadership Institute of Chi
Omega Flagship Session.
She has been a multiple,
to the Chi Omega
Foundation and an 1895
Society member. She is a
Board Certified general
Invest in the talents of our Chi Omegas! Your 2012 gift to
the Chi Omega Foundation is tax-deductible to the full
extent provided by law. The Chi Omega Foundation is a
qualified, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)
(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information,
visit www.ChiOmega.com or our email address is Foundation@
ChiOmega.com or call 901/748-8600. Our Chi
Omega Foundation address is 3395 Players Club Parkway,
Memphis TN 38125.