Janice Adams Member Assistance Fund
Christy Adams, ΔH, established this fund in memory of her mother, Janice Adams, to honor her generosity and commitment to helping others. The Janice Adams Member Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to Alpha Sigma Alpha members* who are aged, disabled or are experiencing an unforeseen financial emergency. Applications are accepted year-round.
Assistance may be provided either on an emergency basis when a single grant ($1,000 maximum) is given or on a continuing basis in the form of a small monthly stipend ($100/month maximum) for 12 consecutive months. These grants are renewable but must be approved annually.
A recipient may qualify for help, for example, if she or an immediate family member incurs major medical, surgical or hospital expenses, needs special equipment such as a wheelchair, orthopedic mattress, or other equipment, requires special services from a visiting nurse or therapist, or lives in a nursing or retirement home with extremely limited income.
Funds are also available for Alpha Sigma Alpha members and their families who are victims of disasters such as floods, tornadoes, or fires.
When funding is available, assistance is given using the following guidelines:
- Any Alpha Sigma Alpha member desiring aid must apply to the Foundation explaining her need and financial situation. All such communication will be kept strictly confidential.
- The Foundation will investigate as necessary to assure the validity of the application, and may require documentation such as statements by doctors, dentists, or others familiar with the problem, copies of current bills, insurance statements or receipts, etc.
- A Foundation committee will recommend valid applications to the Foundation Board of Trustees for a final decision.
- Donors to this fund cannot designate their gifts to any one individual.
*Foundation Board of Trustees, Foundation staff and members of their families are not eligible for this fund
Alpha Sigma Alpha members can apply on behalf of another member to start the application process and Foundation staff will reach out to the effected member for additional information as needed.