Meet the Foundation Staff
Meet the people behind the programs, scholarships, grants, and fundraising initiatives that continue to pursue the mission of Alpha Phi Foundation.
(Beta-Northwestern), Executive Director
I give to the Foundation because it is an organization that supports leadership development for the next generation of women leaders. I am inspired and humbled by the leadership opportunities offered by the Fraternity and supported by the Foundation to ensure that Alpha Phi women continue to make their mark on the world.
(Gamma Phi-Florida State), Director of Programs
Over 60 years ago, a group of pioneering women established a philanthropic commitment to advancing women’s cardiac health. Today Alpha Phi Foundation has been funding critical research that examines women’s experiences with cardiac issues, specifically. I am inspired and energized by Alpha Phi’s commitment to supporting women at the most fundamental level, knowing that if women’s heart health is understood and properly cared for, women can continue to live longer lives and better our communities and world.
Crista Cate Vasina
(Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado), Senior Director of Development
Alpha Phi has helped shape me into the women I am today. Since joining in 1983 and attending my first leadership training in 1985, Alpha Phis have been my mentors, role models and some of my dearest friends. I give back to Alpha Phi because I believe in the impact we have on our members and the role we can play in making each member her best self.
(Eta Psi-Eastern Washington), Director of Individual Giving
I support Alpha Phi because of the experiences that I have had over the years. Each day, I continue to see Alpha Phi come together to provide opportunities for women that help them grow and learn as individuals and in a team environment.
(Beta Omicron-Bowling Green), Major Gifts Officer
In Alpha Phi, I have found true role models and my best friends. Since the beginning, our membership has been comprised of truly inspirational leaders—women ahead of their time whose bold ideas have impacted thousands of women and given them the space and support they need to fulfill their potential. Today, single-sex organizations are under attack, and it is important that we work together to ensure the future of our Fraternity.
Anne McMurray Wolfcale
(Beta-Northwestern), Major Gifts Officer
I support the Foundation for all the times Alpha Phi has supported me. From the best friends I made in college to the business skills I learned as an officer and an ELC—Alpha Phi has been transformational for me throughout my life. I am a better leader, communicator, mentor, and friend because of this organization and the amazing women its brought into my life.
Laura Keene Demmer
(Beta Gamma-Colorado), Major Gifts Officer
Joining Alpha Phi changed the trajectory of my life personally and professionally. I was a shy, quiet collegian who found her voice, confidence, and direction through the leadership experience Alpha Phi provided and continues to provide for me. I support Alpha Phi Foundation for the other young women who may not know their own leadership potential without the opportunities, connections, and support Alpha Phi provides.
(Gamma-DePauw), Communications Manager
As a marketing professional, Lizzie knows how to make cause-based events and communications successful. She’s focusing her efforts on making our chapters—both collegiate and alumnae—champion fundraisers. Lizzie’s communication know-how is an asset as she guides the Foundation brand, publications, and communications.
(Beta Mu-Alabama), Accounting & Database Coordinator
Alpha Phi gave me lifelong sisters at a time when I needed them the most in life. Through Alpha Phi’s leadership training and opportunities, my friends transformed into strong leaders; giving me role models who helped me recognize my potential as a leader, advocate and friend. Without Alpha Phi, I wouldn’t have had the support and friendships I needed. I am forever grateful to Alpha Phi for those experience, and I want young women today to have the same opportunities and to discover their lifelong sisters.
(Epsilon Alpha-Ashland), Chapter Giving Coordinator
Joining Alpha Phi has empowered me to take on leadership roles, challenge myself in all areas of life, and has promoted major personal growth within. I give to Alpha Phi Foundation to allow the work and values that have been instilled in me to transcend to future generations. I would not be where I am without Alpha Phi, and I want other women to feel the same impact that I have.
(Zeta Pi-Case Western Reserve), Office Administrator
Alpha Phi and Alpha Phi Foundation provided me the platform to learn, grow and lead as a collegian. My experience in Alpha Phi and relationship with the Foundation completely changed my life’s path and I’m proud to work for and support an organization that helps women find their voice and shape their futures.