Since the launch of the Sapphire Circle Emergency Assistance Grant in April, we have seen a significant amount of need demonstrated by a number of sisters seeking assistance as a result of financial impacts from COVID-19. Both collegians and alumnae are requesting our help to address critical needs of safe and secure housing, food and utilities.
Through this trying time, Phi Sigma Sigma has served as a beacon of hope for our sisters in need. Working together as ONE, we have been able to provide many of our early applicants with financial relief quickly. To date, we have been able to provide 26 sisters with grants.

“During these stressful times, it is especially comforting to know there are people out there willing to help and support me and others in need. Receiving this grant means allows me stabilize my living situation for the summer, to ensure that I can still participate in my internship program, which will allow me to gain valuable experience in my field and receive much-needed income once it starts.” - Tara Ravoli, Delta Zeta Chapter at Stevens Institute of Technology

We hope to be able to do the same with our current 27 applicants; however, we need your help. If you are in a position to give, would you please consider joining me in making a gift to The Sapphire Circle Emergency Assistance Fund today?

Grand Archon Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg and Foundation Director Jennifer Wilson are generously matching this week's donations up to a total of $7,500. Make a gift today and double your impact!

We know this is a trying time for everyone, but every gift will make a difference financially and emotionally by giving our members in need the greatest gift of all: the knowledge that their sisters care and are always there to help.
In Our Bond,
Vanessa Freeman Zerhusen
Foundation President