Meet Our Philanthropy Vice President

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My name is Maddy Floyd and I am honored and blessed to be serving as the Zeta Xi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta's Philanthropy Vice President.

The heart of Alpha Xi is rooted in service towards both our sisters and our community. Our chapter has a unique opportunity to make an impact within Auburn's own locality which fosters a deep sense of commitment in our sisters towards our philanthropic efforts. Through out the past 43 years of our chapter being on Auburn's campus our sisters have found great joy in serving those in our own environs which we have formed strong bonds with.

Our partnership with the Exceptional Foundation has allowed our chapter to continue fostering these close community ties. We feel so blessed to be able to impact this circle which is located only a ten minute drive away from our chapter room. This special connection to each individual involved in this local organization has made an impact on our sisters as we have been able to create bonds that transcendent the four year experience through 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 me that will continue to influence me past my college years. I hope by browsing our website you can catch even a glimpse of the unbridled fervor our sisters have.

XOXI,

Maddy Floyd

ALPHA XI'S PARTNERSHIP WITH

The Exceptional Foundation

Alpha Xi Delta proudly supports The Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama. Over the next year, Alpha Xi Delta is participating in the Kindly Heart's Campaign founded by our national headquarters. The goal of the Kindly Heart's campaign is to aide a philanthropic effort of our choice during these trying times. The Zeta Xi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta has chosen to continue our partnership and hands-on work with The Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama. Over the last several years, our women have built many connections with members of The Exceptional Foundation which has allowed us to continue our passion of working with the special needs community in Auburn.

Alpha Xi Delta as a National organization has historically promoted inclusion and education surrounding individuals with disabilities. At Auburn University, our sisters participated in Shine On and had the opportunity to build relationships with individuals with disabilities in our community who attended. Our hope is that our sisters and other Auburn students will get involved in the conversation by taking time to connect and build friendships with individuals with disabilities. Our sisters enjoy spending time and building relationships while volunteering at the local nonprofits like the Exceptional Foundation, Braveheart, The EAGLES program and Best Buddies.

 

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Many members of Alpha Xi Delta have a personal connection to someone from the special needs community, whether that is through an on- or off-campus organization in our community or family member. Due to this, our members feel that the issue of lack of acceptance to those with disabilities is of the utmost importance. The women in our chapter have dedicated their time to educating not only themselves, but others in the Auburn family on inclusivity and acceptance.

To learn more about about the Exceptional Foundation, click here.

To date, the our chapter has raised over $500,000 for our philanthropic partners! We have also earned many local and national awards for our philanthropic projects! 

​"Illuminate" is a fundraising project designed by sisters to engage and involve more members of the Auburn Family. The idea for Illuminate began after chapter sisters hosted a incredibly successful Kendra Scott trunk show. Expanding on this concept, "Illuminate" was born.  This is a boutique shopping event held in the Alpha Xi Delta chapter room.  Some of our best boutiques including Raw & Rebellious, Therapy, Fabrik, Serendipity and KDenise Jewlery participate in this event and have committed to donate 10% of the proceeds of sales directly to our philanthropy. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Illuminate

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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 those with disabilities in our community. 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.

Letters of Love

Each spring, the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta host a "Shine On" awareness campaign to celebrate all individuals with disabilities in the Auburn community. At this wonderful event, we invite attendees from Best Buddies, The Exceptional Foundation, Braveheart, and members of the EAGLES Program. During the day, there is live entertainment, games, free food and beverages for attendees.  In the evening, there is a presentation in front of Cater Hall where community advocates, parents and chapter members share personal stories of their friendships with individuals with disabilities.  The sole purpose of this hands-on event is to build relationships between the university and the special needs community in Auburn. We firmly believe that by building these community relationships, we can encourage inclusivity and acceptance for all individuals.

 

Shine On

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