Alpha Phi Delta Foundation
Perhaps no other college experience prepares one for future leadership better that the fraternity experience. There are few more challenging positions than that of a chapter officer. Successfully organizing and directing a group of twenty year old peers is the ultimate in leadership.
Through grants from the Foundation, the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity is able to host numerous leadership conferences across the country for chapter members and officers each year.
There are always sponsorship opportunities available to fund these critical educational efforts undertaken by the Fraternity. Contact the Alpha Phi Delta Foundation for more information.
Here is a list of currently funded Leadership Conference Sponsors:
New York Alumni Club
Brooklyn Alumni Club
Staten Island Alumni Club Anthony Castellano Memorial (Endowed in 2020)
Beta Sigma Alumni Association
Nicholas M. Franki
Michael G. Zerega
Anthony J. Carfang (Endowed in 2020)
Click here to see the leadership conferences in action in our Impact Report. If you would like to consider donating, click here.
Click here to view the fraternity leadership manual. Below are some pictures from two leadership conferences in New York City and Pittsburgh.
Items for Additional Funding
In addition to the undergraduate Leadership Conferences which have proven very valuable and successful over the years, there is more the foundation would like to do to enhance the leadership within Alpha Phi Delta. Below are some ideas about some of the things we can do with additional funding.
Chapter Officers Retreat ($250,000)
The best way to ensure our continued success is to train our young brothers to successfully run their chapters. The challenge is immense. Manage a group of peers. Continually recruit new members. Balance budgets. Become good citizens of their college and their communities. Serve. Lead. Completely repopulate the chapter every three years. We envision a several day retreat for our young leaders taught by alumni with demonstrated training and leadership skills.
Substance Abuse Education ($250,000)
Our undergraduate years are a time of discovery. We want our brothers to live and learn. We have a responsibility to help them through that process. Unfortunately, alcohol and drugs are a serious problem on our college campuses. We need to help our brothers navigate the personal and chapter level issues this creates. Our plan is to subscribe to the best substance abuse educational courses available and make them a required program each year for each chapter.
Career Networking Center ($100,000)
Helping our brothers jump-start their careers pays a lifetime of dividends. We would like to institute a national program to prepare them for successful careers in all walks of life. This program will include 1) career planning workshops for our undergraduates, 2) a jobs bank for new graduates and 3) online networking tools for mid-career brothers. We have a start
Multi-Media Chapter Tools ($50,000)
The young men in our chapters are getting an education within and education. Along with their college courses, they are learinng how to run a membership recruitment program, manage a chapter treasury, organize community service projects, plan social events and much, much more. We plan to produce and continually update online presentations an web videos so that each new chapter brother can climb the skills ladder only available through Alpha Phi Delta membership.