ALPHA XI DELTA FOUNDATION
Cora’s Challenge Donors
On September 14, 2017, Sisters nationwide leveraged their voices, their email lists, and their social media networks to help us celebrate Cora Bollinger Block’s 149th birthday in a big way! chapters Cora’s Challenge gifts are helping to make programs like represented The Founders’ Academy, the Leadership Coach Program, through donors and A Clear Vision of Life: Wellbeing Program for Alumnae continue to happen! YOU made Cora’s Challenge – Alpha Xi Delta Foundation’s Day of Giving, celebrated on Cora Bollinger Block’s birthday – a success!
500+ Sisters gave
more than raised in 24 hours
alumnae donors Meet a Scholarship Recipient Alyssa Huff, Western Kentucky ’12 2017 Anne Mehus Verbon Scholarship On the first day of recruitment as a potential new member, I heard the vision of Alpha Xi Delta, “Inspiring women to realize their potential,” and the mantra, “The pen is mightier than the sword,” and I knew these two short, but powerful statements, would shape the woman I am today. Alpha Xi Delta taught me selflessness and compassion for others. Alpha Xi Delta gave me the confidence to pursue my wildest dreams. The courage to travel overseas to work in medical clinics, prove admission boards that I would succeed in their institution and the vision to inspire every person I came in contact with. It gave me the amazing friends who stand behind me and give me an indescribable support system. I met my first
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research partner through Alpha Xi Delta, which opened my eyes to the career I am a part of today. To say that Alpha Xi Delta has significantly impacted my life is an understatement. Every philanthropy event, Sisterhood event, moments of laughter, moments of sorrow and initiation, has left an impression on my life that has made me who I am today. I believe I am a better person socially, personally and professionally because of my involvement in Alpha Xi Delta. My educational goals are to complete my dissertation in a timely manner in order to achieve my Ph.D. I am currently studying to obtain my doctorate in physiology, specifically in the area of respiratory and airway protection. My current research is on airway protection in cervical spinal cord injuries. Being a graduate student and working toward my doctorate comes with long hours and always going the extra mile. Because of a Foundation scholarship, I have the ability to spend less time worrying about my financial needs and more time studying and helping the needs of the spinal cord injury population. Alpha Xi Delta is an organization that keeps on giving, not just to me but to today’s society.