As Vice President of Philanthropy, I get to create experiences for the women in our chapter to support the organizations that are so dear to our hearts. Every spring, we host our annual basketball tournament, Phi Hoops. Phi Hoops raises money for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. EGPAF was founded by Elizabeth Glaser, a sister of AEPhi, and it raises money and awareness for women, children, and families affected by pediatric AIDS. In the fall, we host AEPhi After Dark, benefitting Sharsharet. Sharsharet supports Jewish women nationwide who are/have been affected by breast and ovarian cancer. My favorite part about this position has been seeing my sisters get excited about these events, and share their passions for our organizations with those around them. Serving as the Vice President of Philanthropy has been the greatest privilege, and I am looking forward to what this semester has in store!
Vice President of Philanthropy
ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks to prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eradicate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation was adopted as one of AEPhi’s national philanthropies in 2000. The Foundation was founded in 1988 by AEΦ Alumna Elizabeth Meyer Glaser and her two close friends AEΦ alumna Susie Bernstein Zeegen (Xi Chapter, University of Southern California) and Susan DeLaurentis, shortly after Elizabeth and her husband, Paul, discovered that she, along with their two children Ariel and Jake, were infected with the AIDS virus as a result of a blood transfusion. We are proud to support
Sharsheret, Hebrew for “chain”, is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer. Their mission is to offer a community of support to women diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.