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Clara's Circle

Established in honor of our most philanthropic founder, Clara Bradley Burdette, Clara’s Circle offers an exciting opportunity to learn about the power of philanthropy through individual giving.

Clara’s Circle is Alpha Phi Foundation’s giving circle exclusively for collegians. Through Clara’s Circle, Alpha Phi collegians join together in celebrating sisters and changing lives by making personal gifts. These gifts honor and support our Alpha Phi sisterhood, making an impact in the lives of our sisters today and tomorrow. By contributing to Clara’s Circle, collegians continue their commitment to a lifetime of learning that fosters sisterhood, scholarship and loyalty.

To commemorate the year of Alpha Phi’s founding, individual gifts of $19.56 or more are recognized with a limited edition piece of Alpha Phi merchandise that is only available to Clara’s Circle donors.

It’s easy to become a member of Clara’s Circle by making your donation today.

Already a Clara’s Circle donor? Join Clara’s Circle Leadership Council, a group comprised of select Alpha Phi collegiate donors who are charged with engaging their peers in making a gift to Alpha Phi Foundation through Clara’s Circle.

Applications for the 2018-2019 Clara’s Circle Leadership Council will be available in April 2018.

For more information on Clara’s Circle and Clara’s Circle Leadership Council, please contact Abby Rambo, Development Associate.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I receive multiple Clara’s Circle bracelets?

    While we love your enthusiasm; however, a single bracelet is shipped to each collegiate donor  who makes a gift of $19.56 or more. The Clara’s Circle bracelet is a symbol of your individual giving. We encourage you to wear it with pride and encourage your sisters to realize the power of their philanthropy alongside you!

  • Can I receive multiple Clara’s Circle bracelets?

    We love your enthusiasm; however, a single bracelet will be shipped to collegiate donors who make a gift of $19.56 or more. The Clara’s Circle bracelet is a symbol of your individual giving. Please wear your bracelet with pride and encourage your sisters to realize the power of their philanthropy alongside you!

  • How can you donate?

    You can make your Clara’s Circle gift in a variety of ways! You can make your gift through our website, at leadership conferences with Red Dress Rena, and/or to your chapter’s philanthropy events. Any gift you make to the Foundation qualifies you for Clara’s Circle.

  • What can you do?

    Follow in Clara’s footsteps and become a donor of Clara’s Circle by making a gift today. Make a gift of any amount to Alpha Phi Foundation during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) to change women’s lives. To commemorate the year of Alpha Phi Foundation’s inception, gifts of $19.56 or more will be recognized with a limited edition t-shirt.

  • What can your chapter do?

    Encourage and foster 100% participation of all chapter members. The more members that give, the more our entire sisterhood will benefit! Chapter members may make their gift through chapter philanthropy events to join Clara’s Circle, and your chapter will still receive credit! To do so, gifts must be made through www.alphaphifoundationchapters.org.

  • What is Clara’s Circle?

    Clara’s Circle is Alpha Phi Foundation’s new collegiate giving society. Established in honor of our most philanthropic founder, Clara Bradley Burdette, Clara’s Circle offers an exciting opportunity to learn about the power of philanthropy through individual giving.

    Clara’s Circle is not about the amount of your gift…it’s about the spirit of philanthropy. Your gift will honor and support our sisterhood, making an impact in the lives of our sisters today and tomorrow.

  • What is the Clara’s Circle Leadership Council?

    The Clara’s Circle Leadership Council is comprised of Alpha Phi collegians that are charged with engaging their peers in making a gift to Alpha Phi Foundation through Clara’s Circle. Council members will help build and strengthen an active tradition of individual giving for all collegiate members. Members of the Leadership Council educate fellow collegians on the importance of philanthropy, actively promote Clara’s Circle in a variety of ways and represent Clara’s Circle and the Foundation as graceful and enthusiastic ambassadors.

  • What will you get?

    All Clara’s Circle donors are listed on our website by chapter. For your gift of $19.56 or more, you will receive limited edition piece of jewelry.

    You’ll also gain access to exclusive Clara’s Circle donor events, such as our reception at Convention!

  • Who will you help?

    With your support, we will inspire the lives of all women. Together, we will celebrate sisters and change lives through the spirit of philanthropy. Join us in making history with your gift to Clara’s Circle. Your gift honors and supports the Alpha Phi sisterhood, making an impact in the future of your sisters today and tomorrow.

  • Why donate?

    Does the idea of “philanthropy” conjure images of buildings on your campus named after wealthy alumni? Think boards of directors sounds like something only a bunch of rich families sit on in their spare time? Women are the fastest growing donor group in the non-profit world. This is your opportunity to change the stereotype and change the world through the power of your philanthropy.

    As Alpha Phis, we see what stewardship can do. Our chapters are the living, evolving embodiment of what “leaving something better than you found it” can truly mean to someone else. We’ve felt the love and joy in our own chapter’s traditions, in passing the gavel to the newest group of women to don our letters. Giving back and being generous are crucial parts of philanthropy. Clara’s Circle is your opportunity to channel that spirit into ensuring Alpha Phi continues to be the great organization you’ve gotten to be a part of.

    By joining Clara’s Circle, you will see how important it is to donate money to non-profit and other worthy organizations and to commit yourself to helping others. Alpha Phi Foundation is your philanthropy. Through it, you can channel your gifts to make and important impact on society – on your campus, in your community, and in the world.

    Your gifts help grow our programs – including scholarships, leadership opportunities, Forget Me Not Fund grants and women’s heart health innovations—that will allow further education and development of you and your sisters. Your participation in Clara’s Circle is an investment in our sisterhood, and advances all women’s lives through the power of your philanthropy.