Meet Our Philanthropy Vice President
My name is Mattie Alston and I am so honored to be serving the Zeta Xi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta as Philanthropy Vice President.
The heart of Alpha Xi is rooted in service towards both our sisters and our community. Throughout the past 43 years of our chapter being on Auburn’s campus, our sisters have found great joy in being able to serve hand in hand with the members of our local community. One way we are able to do this is through our partnership with the BigHouse Foundation.
We are so blessed to work with BigHouse in supporting their mission to “positively impact the world of foster care by serving foster families.” Today, this mission is being upheld by providing resources and building relationships with the families in Auburn and surrounding areas who use the resources BigHouse provides. Being able to aid an organization that directly impacts so many people in our community, has allowed our sisters to create bonds that will transcend the four-year experience of membership in Alpha Xi.
My heart has been forever changed by my sisters and our philanthropic efforts. Seeing the genuine care and passion our sisters have, has made a lasting mark on my life that will continue to influence me past my college years. I hope by browsing our website you can catch even a glimpse of the love our sisters share for our philanthropy.
Glitz & Glam & Gowns
Glitz, Glam, and Gowns is a two-part event consisting of a donation drive along with an event for girls grades 9th-12th who are in the foster care system, have been adopted out of the system, or are a biological daughters of a family who fosters. These girls are welcomed into the Alpha Xi Delta chapter room where they will get to try on and pick out any dress, shoes, or accessories that were donated by the women of the Auburn Panhellenic community. Our hope for this event is that every girl will feel beautiful and special as they enter the spring formal dance season.
Letters of Love
The Zeta Xi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta founded the Letters of Love campaign in 2010. All Alpha Xi Delta chapters across the country now participate in this campaign to benefit our individual philanthropic efforts. The mission of Letters of Love is to inform family and friends of our personal stories and connections to our philanthropy. Our chapter conducts a letter writing campaign as well as an online giving campaign to collect tax deductible donations to benefit our philanthropic organization. Our Letters of Love campaign kicks off in October and closes in December. During the 2020-2021 academic year, sisters we able to raise over $80,000 on behalf of our philanthropic partner. We are also very proud to say that we were the top fundraising Alpha Xi Delta chapter for the Letters of Love campaign.