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FAQs

  • Are my donations 100% tax deductible?

    Yes. Alpha Phi Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which means that all gifts to the Foundation are tax-exempt to the fullest extent allowed by law.

  • Can I donate with a credit card?

    Certainly! You can donate on our website [link to donation page], or you can call our Development Associate at 847.316.8964. Please have your credit card ready – we accept all major credit cards (VISA, AMEX, MasterCard, Discover).

  • Can I make an automatic, recurring gift?

    Absolutely! An easy and convenient monthly, quarterly or annual recurring gift is a wonderful way to support Alpha Phi Foundation’s vital programs. To get started please visit our online donation form and select recurring gift.

  • How do I make a year-end gift?

    Year-end gifts can be made at the end of each calendar year. Credit card donations must be processed through our online donation form by 11:59pm CST on December 31. Checks must be both dated and postmarked by December 31 in order to be processed as a year-end gift. Please note the Foundation office will be closed December 24 through January 1. During this time Foundation staff will not be available for assistance.

  • If I choose to send my gift by mail, how should I write my check?

    Please write your check to Alpha Phi Foundation. The Foundation manages gifts for each separate fund and distributes your donation accordingly. We are unable to process checks written to other organizations.

  • Is your online donation page safe and secure?

    Alpha Phi Foundation’s online donation form is operated by Blackbaud Merchant Services, a respected industry leader in online donations. When you enter your credit or debit card information onto our secure (SSL) website your information is encrypted and is unreadable to anyone outside the transaction process.

  • What are the Foundation’s administrative costs?

    All not-for-profits have administrative expenses. Alpha Phi Foundation works to keep our administrative expenses as low as possible—around 20%.

  • What does my donation support?

    You can apply your donations to different Foundation funds and programs by marking your gifts as unrestricted or restricted.

    • Unrestricted gifts are among the most valuable to the Foundation because they allow us to allocate the funds wherever the need is greatest. These gifts to the annual fund not only support the Foundation’s vital programs—unrivaled leadership training, scholarships, Forget Me Not funding for sisters facing crisis, and awareness and education of women’s heart health through our Heart to Heart and community grants—but also fund the people, facilities, and technology the Foundation needs to be able to administer our vital programs.
    • Restricted gifts allow you to designate your gift to a specific program, grant, scholarship or endowment. When you designate your gift, you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a program that is personally meaningful to you.
  • What is Alpha Phi Foundation’s Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

    It is 36-3895478.