Host a Founders Day of Giving Event

Founders Day of Giving Events 

Guide to fundraising at your Founders Day event 


What is Founders Day of Giving? 

During the month of April, collegians and alumnae across the country not only reflect and celebrate sisterhood, but also invest in the future of Tri Sigma. Each year, in partnership with the Sorority, the Foundation honors Founders Day by asking Sigma sisters to give back to our philanthropy. Our Founders Day of Giving campaign is a 1-day, 8-hour, and 98-minute Day of Giving on April 19-20. All sisters, friends, and family of Tri Sigma are encouraged to give!

While Founders Day of Giving is April 19-20, we fundraise for the entire month of April. So, chapters' Founders Day events are included in our totals!


How to fundraise at your Founders Day event 

There are multiple ways to collect donations and encourage your chapter members and guests to give back to our philanthropy at your Founders Day event:


Get a custom donation link and text-to-give code

  1. If requested by your chapter, you will receive an email with a custom donation link for your chapter event. This donation link is unique to your chapter; all gifts made through this link will be credited to the chapter.  
  2. If you have not received an email, click here to find your link. You must be logged in to Sigma Connect.
  3. Using text-to-give: If you requested a text to give code, members can text the code to 1-267-367-6937 or 267-EMPOWER. Once they text the code to that number, the chapter's custom donation link will be sent to them via text message.


Didn't register for a custom donation link? You can still use text-to-give!

  1. Using text-to-give: Text “FOUNDERS” to 1-267-367-6937 or 267-EMPOWER to receive a donation link via text message. 
  2. You can still collect donations at your event through cash/check or direct sisters to give online at 

Your chapter will only receive soft credit for checks sent in together after the event; donations made through non-customized giving links or non-customized text to give will not receive soft credit.


How to share your link and text-to-give code:

  1. Share your text-to-give code or URL on social media so alumnae who can't attend your event can still help fundraise. Here are two social posts to share with your marketing chair:
    • PRIOR TO EVENT: We're excited to celebrate 125 years of Sigma sisterhood at our Founders Day event! We hope you'll join us in giving back to support the Sigmas of today and tomorrow as part of Founders Day of Giving. Help {chapter} show our Sigma love by donating here: {link to give} #TriSigmaFoundersDay
    • DAY OF EVENT: At our Founders Day event today, {chapter} sisters will celebrate 125 years of history! If you can't be with us in person, we hope you'll join us in giving back to support the Sigmas of today and tomorrow as part of Founders Day of Giving. Help {chapter} show our Sigma love by donating here: {link to give} #TriSigmaFoundersDay
  2. At the event, put the donation link or text code and phone number on a PowerPoint slide for everyone to see.
  3. Share the URL/text-to-give code within your program.


Collect cash or checks 

If a member or guest prefers to donate via cash/check, here's how they can donate:

  1. Online by Electronic Check at or your chapter's custom donation link. At the bottom of the page, they should select "ACH/eCheck" and enter their account information.

  2. The chapter can use giving envelopes and collect all donations after the event. 
    1. If your chapter requested donation envelopes, donors can place their cash or check inside the envelope, seal it, and turn it in to the chapter. 
    2. If you do not have envelopes, please keep a list of the donors’ names and how much they donated and turn that in with your cash/checks. 
  3. Mail their donation directly to the Foundation. Checks should be made payable to the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation and mailed to: Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation, 225 N. Muhlenberg St. Woodstock, VA 22664


After your Event

  1. Email the total raised through cash and checks to be included in the Founders Day of Giving campaign totals to
  2. Did you take any photos? Include those as well. We’d love to highlight you on social media!
  3. Collect all cash, checks, and giving envelopes that were received at the event and place them in an envelope for mailing. Include the following information with your mailed donations: 
    1. Chapter name 
    2. University or college 
    3. Chapter contact responsible for mailing the donations and a preferred email address and/or phone number the Foundation can use if we have questions. 
  4. See the total raised through your online donation link here.


For any questions about your contributions to the Foundation, please contact Sydney Haven at