THE FOUNDATION WELCOMES SUZANNE MUSGRAVE 
AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Suzanne Musgrave as the Foundation's new executive director. Ms. Musgrave is a senior-level executive and seasoned fundraising professional with demonstrated success in major gift and planned gift programs. She has more than 25 years of experience furthering the goals of nonprofits . Read more about Suzanne, here .
SISTERHOOD IN ACTION: THE 1,000 BACKPACK BUILD !
Walking into a very large meeting room, on a hot and humid Thursday in June, all that could be seen were piles of school supplies and backpacks, stacked high and looking like Staples in September. Memories of school supply shopping with my children came to me... what was going on here? It was the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation's 1,000 Backpack Build! Read more about our philanthropic activity at Convention 2017.

SCHOLARSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL GRANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Through its growing array of scholarships and need-based educational grants, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation rewards academic excellence and helps sisters pay tuition and reduce their student debt.  We are pleased to announce that  67 collegiate and alumnae sisters from 36 chapters  received merit-based scholarships or need-based educational grants in 2017-2018.
CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: ORANGE COUNTY ALUMNAE

The Orange County Alumnae Chapter worked through the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation last fall to identify a local school and it's most-needed supplies, and then held a supply drive to benefit that school. Each chapter, alumnae and friend attending was asked to bring specific school supplies. During the event, Phi Sigs packed pencil cases full of erasers, pencils, glue sticks, crayons and markers. Each sister then wrote an inspiration card to go in the case. The Kids in Need Foundation connected the Orange County Alumnae Chapter with the Young Oak Kim Academy. The school and students were thrilled to get new supplies!

We want to hear what your chapter is doing to support Foundation and our philanthropic cause of school and college readiness. Send all details (and photos!) to foundation@phisigmasigma.org .

DONATE, PACK IT, SEND
SUPPORT KINF AND ZAPPOS FOR GOOD

Calling all sisters! Team up with Zappos For Good and the Kids in Need Foundation (KINF) to provide much needed school supplies to low-income children. You provide the school supplies and Zappos For Good will sponsor the cost of shipping (up to 50 lbs per box) of your donated school supplies and backpacks to KINF. KINF will distribute supplies throughout the USA. Shipping labels can be printed at Zappos For Good . Free shipping labels are available until January 1, 2018.
   
DID YOU KNOW? ONE COLLEGE TEXTBOOK CAN COST $150-$300 OR MORE?
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JOIN hands with your chapter sisters as we "Build to Our Walls" this fall. Watch for our special letter and say "YES" to being a bedrock of support for one or more deserving Phi Sigma Sigma collegians this year! Don't want to miss the message? Be sure to follow the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation on Facebook.
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About the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation:
The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation was established in 1969 as the official charitable arm of Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity. The Foundation's mission is to cultivate relationships, secure and provide financial resources for Phi Sigma Sigma sisters to achieve excellence, impact their communities, and change the world. To learn more about the Foundation, visit  http://www.phisigmasigmafoundation.org.