When I decided to make a fundraiser in honor of my 28th birthday, I was immediately hit with the problem of deciding which wonderful organization to support. I love so many of them, whether they are supporting the eradication of human trafficking, providing education to children, shelter to those who need it most, food and clothing, women’s rights, human rights, equality, and animal rights. It’s hard to choose just one! So I asked myself: how can I support all of these things? The answer: support leadership and the education and training of future leaders who might also join in the development of a more equal and peaceful world.
I decided to have my fundraiser support an organization that has been so influential to me and others – The Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation.
The educational and leadership programs that the Tri Sigma Foundation provides are essential for the development of new leaders – leaders on college campuses, in the work place, in the community, in their families, and in the world. Education is so vital. By giving a young college student the tools and opportunities she needs to develop into a young woman of character and a true leader, the possibilities of what she might achieve are endless. The impact that one training session can have on her, and thus the world, probably can’t be measured in any tangible form. When a young woman who might never have thought herself capable of holding a leadership position gets that opportunity, something changes within her. Confidence grows, new goals develop, and she realizes that she’s more than capable to go out and conquer the world in whatever direction she wishes. These programs and training seminars help build that base and background that she needs.
As if that wasn’t enough already, The Tri Sigma Foundation also gives undergraduate and graduate scholarships as well as grants in support of play therapy programs at hospitals around the country.
Help me raise funds for this amazing organization! Whether you’re male or female, in a sorority or not, these programs benefit you. The programs are creating future leaders who will serve us all.