RED DRESS GALA
The Red Dress Gala is Alpha Phi’s most exciting philanthropic event of the year. RDG is adopted by many collegiate chapters of Alpha Phi as their signature fundraising event. Our Gala takes place in the fall during ASU’s Parents’ Weekend. Festivities include a cocktail hour, reception, dinner, musical entertainment, exciting speakers, and silent auction at an elegant venue. All Alpha Phis wear red dresses to raise awareness of women’s heart health issues.
Mr. Ivy Week is a week-long fun-filled philanthropy event held every fall semester. Men from any organization at Arizona State University are eligible to participate in a competitive pageant to win one of the four titles of Mr. Ivy. Requirements of the pageant include participation in fundraising activities that include a food drive night, Phi-Bear Drive, and pageant. The night of the pageant includes a group dance, an “Ivy Wear” portion, a swimwear portion, a talent competition, a formal wear portion, and an Alpha Phi trivia competition. Our sisters spend all week coaching the gentlemen of their choice! Over 220 teddy bears were delivered to Phoenix Children’s Hospital in both 2015 and 2016. Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Ivy Men: Nick Prete of Sigma Tau Gamma, Nick Krakower of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Michael Minter of Alpha Sigma, and Ryder Abella of Pi Kappa Phi.
Our popular spring philanthropy, “Alpha Phifa,” is a week-long competition among ASU fraternity chapters and other organizations that closes with a soccer tournament. Competing organizations are judged by t-shirt sales, a social media challenge, “Mac and Phi” (mac and cheese) food night, ticket sales and cook-off challenge, FIFA video game truck tournament, and the highlight soccer tournament.
Each semester, you can find Alpha Phis volunteering at a variety of organizations and giving back in a number of ways. Many of our sisters volunteer at local hospitals, food banks, and after school programs. We also partner with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and give out some very special Phi Bears made with love! Alpha Phis are always there to lend a helping hand.