Each year, Omega Phi Alpha asks members to complete a survey to help the sorority guide the programming and strategic planning for the upcoming year. This year, new questions were added to gather member input on the Omega Phi Alpha Foundation. After viewing the feedback from the Member Engagement Survey, we are updating the FAQ for the Foundation. Keep reading to learn more about the Foundation.

Q: Does the Foundation donate to other charities or organizations?
A: No. All donations to the Foundation are used to advance the service, leadership, and education of members and chapters of Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority. 

Q: How does the Foundation support the education of members?
A: The main way is through the Pamela McCullough McEwen Memorial Scholarship. Members (both undergrad and graduate) can apply for scholarships each year.

Q: How does the Foundation support service within the sorority?
A: The Foundation gives chapters the opportunity to apply for grants to complete service projects or to increase the impact of an existing service project.

Q: How does the foundation support leadership within the sorority?
A: The Foundation supports chapter and national leadership initiatives through grants. Chapters can apply for a grant to bring in a guest speaker on a leadership topic, host a leadership skills training workshop, or another leadership development activity. 

Q: Does the Foundation support sisterhood and traditions of the sorority?
A: The focuses of the Foundation are service, leadership, education, and organizational development. The sorority fosters the sisterhood and traditions aspect.

Q: Can I donate directly to the Scholarship Fund?
A: Yes. Donate directly to the Pamela McCullough McEwen Memorial Scholarship Fund at this link! If mailing a check, please write “Scholarship Fund” in the memo line.

Q: Who can donate to the Foundation?
A: Anyone! Even though we only support the service, leadership, and educational functions of Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority, anyone can donate to the Foundation to help us further our goals. We are a 501(c)3 organization so all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Q: How do I donate to the Foundation?
A: We’re glad you asked! Click the donate now button below to donate to our general fund. You can also mail a check to P.O. Box 955 East Lyme, CT 06333.

Q: Can I donate monthly to the Foundation?
A: Yes! We understand that some people prefer to give smaller amounts monthly than a larger sum annually. You can set up a recurring payment on PayPal or through our general fund donation page.

Do you still have questions about the Foundation or how we support the sorority? Please email foundation@omegaphialpha.org.