Philanthropy & Service

Alpha Phi Foundation

The Alpha Phi Foundation empowers women to be generous givers. We raise and award funds for programs that advance leadership development, encourage academic excellence, improve women’s heart health, support sisters in need and educate about the value of philanthropy. Today Alpha Phis continue to support local and national heart health units through Foundation Grants, monetary donations and community service.

We Phis hold our philanthropy very close to our hearts. Our philanthropy is centered on the Alpha Phi Foundation, aiding in efforts to support research and education for women’s heart health.


Grilled Cheese with Alpha Phis

This event is entirely planned and executed by the members of Cambridge Alpha Phi, and all of the proceeds go directly to the Alpha Phi Foundation, benefitting women’s heart health. Each fall, we invite members of the Harvard community into our space on JFK St. for late-night snacking: all you can eat grilled cheese, prepared by our very own sisters! 

Red Dress Brunch

Each spring, our chapter hosts a brunch, where all the proceeds also go towards our philanthropy, the Alpha Phi Foundation, which benefits women’s heart health.  Featuring a raffle with prizes such as plane tickets to anywhere in the US, speakers sharing their experiences with heart health, live music, a photo booth, and – of course – delicious food, this event is well-loved both by our sisters and by the Harvard community! 


Alpha Phis are committed to serving the Harvard and greater-Boston communities, and the world at large! As a chapter, we organize several events per year – often paired with other social groups on campus – facilitating our sisters’ desires to give back to our community. In addition to these less formal events, we also organize an annual Francis E Willard Day of Service, which usually involves venturing into Boston for a full day of volunteering.  Some of our past events include Dress for Success Boston, helping with the opening of and volunteering at the Y2Y Homeless Shelter, Relay for Life and volunteering at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter.  Outside of Alpha Phi-organized events, our sisters continue to give back to the community through a variety of service organizations, such as after school tutoring programs, leadership mentoring programs, leadership positions at local homeless shelters, and more!