About the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation

A public charity under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3, the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation solicits contributions to fund educational programs for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and its members. The Foundation is dedicated to raising money for scholarships, educational and leadership grants and member advancement for Alpha Sigma Alpha members.

Monetary donations to the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation are tax deductible.

The Foundation desires for every Alpha Sigma Alpha woman to have the opportunity to seek and attain her personal and professional aspirations.

Belief Statements

We believe in the experience of being an Alpha Sigma Alpha and encouraging women to explore their passion and purpose.

We believe we provide the tools and guidance for women to be the best version of themselves.

We believe we give women the confidence to be significant and make a difference in their greater communities.

We believe we impact future generations, change lives and influence the world.


The Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation exists to support the educational, leadership and philanthropic purposes of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority through charitable giving.


The vision of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation is to cultivate an environment that inspires all Alpha Sigma Alpha members to engage in lifelong giving and service.

Our Values

The Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation posseses the following core values. These values lead staff and volunteers who work to achieve the mission of the Foundation.

Lifelong Giving

Foundation Trustees

The Foundation is governed by the Board of Trustees. Trustees are volunteers who serve three-year terms and are self-appointed.

Foundation History

On Oct. 23, 1986, the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation was officially incorporated as a way for Alpha Sigma Alpha members to give back and impact the future of the Sorority through a charitable organization.

This milestone was a major goal of National President Rosemary Carucci Goss, ΒΠ. With the help of the Sorority’s Vice President of Finance Diane Yencic James, HH, the bylaws and articles of incorporation were created. Shortly thereafter, Emma Coleman Frost, ΠΠ, made a sizeable gift to the new Foundation. Years later, the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) was renamed the Emma Coleman Frost Leadership Development Institute in honor of Mrs. Frost’s vital support of the Foundation in early years of its development.

The first scholarship endowment was funded by Lois V. Beers, ΒΓ, in honor of the 1990 installation of Beta Gamma Chapter. In 2001 the Foundation introduced career enhancement grants and the Freida Riley Award for teaching excellence. Beginning in 2012, the Foundation created the Heart of Giving award to recognize an alumna member who has made a significant contribution of time, talent and/or treasure to a local, national or international charitable organization(s). More than 30 individual scholarship, award and grant funds have been endowed through the Foundation impacting both collegiate and alumnae members.

Since that time, the Foundation has given more than $1 million in grants, awards and scholarships to benefit Alpha Sigma Alpha members all through the generosity of Foundation donors.