Still Phinomenal at 90!
Denver Alumnae of Alpha Phi History
When the Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi was founded at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1924, a loosely organized group of alumnae from established chapters began working with the fledgling Chapter. By the end of 1929, these women formed a formal alumnae chapter, with 15 alumnae signing the original petition for recognition from Alpha Phi Fraternity in Evanston, Illinois. International officers signed the charter for the Denver Alumnae Chapter and the Chapter was installed on February 8, 1930. In 2020, our chapter will celebrate its 90th anniversary!
In 1940, Alpha Phi declared “Heart” to be its official philanthropy and Denver alumnae worked hard to support fund-raising efforts. The Alpha Phi Foundation was founded in 1956 and celebrated 60 years of advancing women’s lives through philanthropy in 2016. The Denver alumnae continue to support the Foundation through fundraising events, as well as by supporting the fundraising efforts of Colorado’s four collegian Chapters.
Denver Alumnae of Alpha Phi Today
The Denver Alumnae of Alpha Phi currently consists of over 20 active and loyal dues paying members. The 2019-2021 Alumnae Board has set a new goal to increase membership by 25% over the next year. We plan to meet this goal by planning high quality social events, increasing community service opportunities, and improving marketing and communication strategies. The alumnae group does not require individuals to pay their dues to participate in group functions, but respectfully requests that all alumnae consider submitting payment if at all financially viable to contribute to the strength and health of the chapter.
There are approximately 2,500 Alpha Phi alumnae living in Colorado, with just under 600 of those alumnae living within the city of Denver alone. Colorado Alpha Phi alumnae are as diverse as our International membership, representing 172 current and former Alpha Phi collegian Chapters. We are leaders and contributors; we are professionals, partners, and spouses; and we work in nearly every industry imaginable, but we are all bound by the same purpose: to support one another in growth of character and lifelong achievement.
These overwhelming numbers reflect a vast population of sisters, friends, and colleagues who have been brought together by similar principles and ideals, and who are willing to share joy, laughter, and lend a helping hand when needed. We truly have the power to effect change for not only our alumnae and collegian membership, but also for our community as a whole. We hope you will consider joining the Denver Alumnae of Alpha Phi to walk beside us hand to hand and heart to heart.