|AFA Foundation Day of Giving|
Welcome to the AFA Foundation Day of Giving!
The AFA Foundation Day of Giving is an annual social media-based, online giving, 24-hour fundraising event taking place Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Day of Giving: Giving Hope & Celebrating Others
Even in this time of uncertainty, we have been certain of the resiliency of our amazing members and higher education partners. We understand that many of you had to cancel or postpone programs and support students virtually, and we recognize
the inventive and innovative new plans you have put in place.
Because we believe, we hope you will too.
Because, if you believe, we will be able to ensure high-quality resources, online education, continued research, scholarships, and more.
Because, if you believe, we can make our communities, fellow professionals, and future advisors the best they can be.
Because, when you believe, we have hope.
We hope you join us to leave an incredible impact.
This year, the AFA Foundation Day of Giving is about those who inspire us, bring us joy, or lift us up. We ask that because you believe, to join us in honoring our peers and colleagues that impact us, our organizations, our students, and our profession every day. As you are able, we encourage you to give $19.76 in honor of individuals who have impacted you.
AFA and the AFA Foundation acknowledge and are sensitive to our current environments and uncertainty of what lies ahead. We know many of you have faced extreme hardships and experienced tough days, but we hope you can join us on Tuesday, June 9, either through financial donations or donations of the spirit. Your dollars and your time go towards honoring and celebrating your fellow peers and colleagues.
Day of Giving: Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)
Over the past few months, AFA has been working closely with Dr. Jordan S. West to evaluate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the association. After conducting a member-wide survey and intentional focus groups, Dr. West is now compiling a comprehensive report. While we do not yet have the report results, AFA and the AFA Foundation know there will be work to do. We welcome Dr. West’s recommendations later this month, and in anticipation of this work, the AFA Foundation is committed to securing funds for education and programs related to DEI.
We recognize that the AFA Foundation is in a unique position to support the DEI work that impacts the fraternity/sorority experience industry-wide. We also know that DEI efforts are far more wide-reaching than a one-time program, and that a culture of equity and inclusion must be infused into all that we do. As a charitable foundation, we are able to raise funds that enable AFA to provide training and education to equip our members with the skills and resources needed to challenge and bring about change to unjust systems.
Simply put, the more we are educated about DEI through programs and initiatives, the more we can support our students.
To help secure these funds, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, June 9 for the AFA Foundation Day of Giving. The Foundation will allocate 50 percent of all unrestricted donations received during the day to go towards education and programs related to DEI. The remaining 50 percent will be spent on the other educational programming initiatives of the association as well as staff support, both necessary to help deliver these crucial outcomes.
We have established a collective goal of $15,000 to be raised on the Day of Giving and held specifically for work outlined in the DEI report. To help kickstart this effort, the members of the AFA board and the AFA Foundation board have collectively pledged more than $5,000 to go towards education and this important cause for our membership.
Day of Giving: Celebrating 1976 & Promises of Time
To celebrate our rich history, the AFA Foundation is creating a $19.76 gift amount for the Day of Giving. Every individual who was honored or celebrated with a gift during the Day of Giving will receive a message from the AFA Foundation letting them know a donation was made in their name.
We also know every cent counts and budgets are tight, so even if you are not able to join financially, we hope you are able to join us on June 9 through a promise of your time.
Also, use #AFAGIVES on June 9 to share how you are honoring and celebrating those who bring you hope.
Thank You 2020 Day of Giving Participants!
2020 Day of Giving DonorsAbby Elrod
Jill Courson Mahar
Kara Miller McCarty
Victor & Megan Boschini
Day of Giving FAQs
For more about the 2020 AFA Foundation Day of Giving, please view the frequently asked questions below:
Q. Where is my gift most needed?