Chi Omega Foundation Wins Top NICF Award
Each year, the North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation (NICF) recognizes successful programs and outstanding development activities of Greek foundations. The Chi Omega Foundation recently won the top award in a highly competitive category, The NICF 2008 Award of Distinction for Best Alumnae Development Effort.
In celebration of The 1895 Society's 10th anniversary in 2007, Carol Franklin Heller (Iota/U of Texas) and her husband, Jeff, told the Chi Omega Foundation they would like to encourage more alumnae to join the group. The Hellers pledged $1,000 for each new 2007 donor, up to 25 donors, for donors giving through December 31, 2007.
As a result of the overwhelming momentum created by the Heller grant, The 1895 Society expanded its members by more than 28 percent. Current members of The 1895 Society became so enthusiastic about the possibilities presented by the Heller grant that they formed telephone trees, email networks and note-writing committees. These activities were completely spontaneous and not solicited by the Foundation staff. Congratulations and hearty thanks to the Hellers and all the alumnae who participated in this phenomenal program. This truly was an alumnae-led success story, worthy of The NICF 2008 Award of Distinction!