alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. and Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. Announce Exclusive Partnership
Largest Asian-interest sorority and fraternity formally declare partnership for strategic planning
Chicago, IL, June 1, 2015 - alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. (“aKDPhi”) and Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. (“LFE”) announced a formal partnership between the two organizations effective immediately. This marks a historic milestone in the Asian-interest fraternal movement as culturally-based Greek organizations continue to grow and evolve into more established groups who are recognized among other nationally-acclaimed Greek organizations.
Both founded in California, aKDPhi and LFE are the largest Asian-interest sorority and fraternity globally. In the past several decades, their organizations have expanded to the Midwest, South, East Coasts of the United States and Canada. During this period of expansion, aKDPhi and LFE first partnered together during their annual National Convention in 1993 and have regularly hosted their individual Convention meetings in the same city since. Establishing this ongoing partnership of shared assets led the organizations to begin formal discussions in 2014 for an official co-association. The purpose of these discussions is to address issues that would better serve their members with more resources and opportunities which could only be done as a concerted effort.
As part of the formal partnership, aKDPhi and LFE will coordinate and share the responsibilities of joint convention planning and the hiring of a shared Executive Director. More details on the partnership are expected to be announced in September 2015.
"The Greek landscape is constantly changing, especially as more culturally-based organizations expand across all parts of the nation and are in need of better resources to address the needs of their members. Recognizing that alpha Kappa Delta Phi has reached a level where professional support is not only needed but also required, we are excited to partner with Lambda Phi Epsilon and share resources that will serve our members better,” said Donna Wang Su, Board of Directors Chairman, alpha Kappa Delta Phi. "
While we have been fortunate enough to partner with alpha Kappa Delta Phi on many levels previously, I am very pleased and excited that we are pursuing a partnership going forward that will allow us to collaborate and to share resources in ways we have not done before. We will be able to more fully leverage the capabilities of our two organizations to better serve our members and to continue to be leaders in the Greek community. This new partnership is a common-sense path for both Lambda Phi Epsilon and alpha Kappa Delta Phi to take together in the next stages of organizational growth and expansion where professional support is necessary." Paul Nguyen, Chairman, Board of Directors of Lambda Phi Epsilon.
ABOUT AKDPHI & LPHIE
alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1990 at Berkeley, California, and is the largest and only international Asian interest sorority. alpha Kappa Delta Phi fosters the making of innovative female leaders through the promotion of philanthropy, scholastic excellence, and Asian awareness in the community while creating lifelong relationships. The organization is comprised of more than 6,000 members worldwide with 50 chapters in the United States and Canada. alpha Kappa Delta Phi is a 501 (c)(7) organization with a separate 501(c)(3) foundation which supports scholastic and leadership initiatives. To learn more, visit www.akdphi.org or follow aKDPhi on Facebook and Twitter.
Lambda Phi Epsilon was founded at the University of California, Los Angeles on February 25, 1981, and is the largest Asian American interest fraternity in North America, with 57 chapters and more than 10,000 initiated brothers in the United States and Canada. Grounded on the principles of wisdom, honor, and courage; our Active Division continues to teach young men principles of leadership and strong moral character. Our Alumni Division then provides a forum in which brothers may apply these beliefs and become true leaders of society. It is that unique life long commitment to lead in every arena of life that makes "Lambdas" the most respected organization of it's kind.
For more information, contact: Donna Wang Su, Board of Directors Chair BODChairman@akdphi.org or Paul Nguyen, Board of Directors Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston University αΚΔΦ Raised More Than $6,000 for AVON Breast Cancer Crusade
Boston University Associate Chapter had a very successful Breast Cancer Awareness month! Through the chapter’s fundraising page on AVON, series of aKDPhi-nd A Cure events throughout October, family, friends, and alumnae, they raised an astonishing amount of $6,144.46! Their most successful event was their 3rd Annual Mr. Pink: Pink is the New Black, which was their National Breast Cancer Awareness Day event. For this event, 10 Greek and non-Greek organizations from Boston University, Northeastern, Harvard, and MIT participated as contestants. These contestants participated in three rounds – personality round, talent round, and breast cancer trivia round – to gain points to become the next Mr. Pink. In the end, Boston University’s Asian Student Union, Brandon Koh, was given the title of Mr. Pink! They also had numerous sponsors for this event and had an attendance of over 300 people! In this event alone, they raised over $2,700 from date auctions, raffles, and donations. This was their most successful Breast Cancer Awareness month thus far and they aim to make it even better next year.
UW Pi Chapter Hosts 17th Annual Boobie Beats
UW Pi Chapter's 17th annual Boobie Beats took place on Friday, October 24th as a way to wrap up their Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Boobie Beats has been known campus-wide for the past seventeen years as a showcase featuring local and campus talent with all funds exclusively dedicated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. This year, the show featured performers from Lambda Phi Epsilon, Chinese Student Association, an amazing a capella group featuring active Teos Bisbee, and a duet with a brother from Pi Alpha Phi and President Trina Buiquy. The headliner of the night was YouTube sensation Jessica Domingo. Music aside, the night also included an eye-opening and inspiring call-for-action speech from an Avon speaker.
The actives of Pi Chapter also put together an appealing and exciting raffle featuring prizes such as restaurant gift cards, interior decor items, Victoria's Secret and Google products. During intermission, two members of each of the external organizations present were welcomed backstage to partake in a bra decorating competition!
With the proceeds of the night and the month combined, University of Washington Pi Chapter has been able to generate a rough total of $3,000 of funds for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, doubling the amount raised last year.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Starts Now!
Happy October! We're launching Breast Cancer Awareness month today. Join us as we participate in *2014 αΚΔΦ 100 Miles to End Breast Cancer - Virtual Walk* to raise funds and awareness for the AVON Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade, our sorority's National Philanthropy. Cheer on our 211+ sisters walking/running/biking in the #100Miles to End Breast Cancer Challenge! #aKDPhindACure2014 #PinkIsTheNewBlack
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Baruch alpha Kappa Delta Phi raises over $6,000 for Relay for Life
The City University of New York, Baruch College raises over $6,000 for Relay for Life at their campus. Their tremendous effort this past semester is one of the many events our sisters at Baruch has hosted. Keep up the good work, ladies!
alpha Kappa Delta Phi and Typhoon Haiyan
The Duke University chapter of alpha Kappa Delta Phi organizes vigil in remembrance of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Please support efforts to fundraise for Typhoon Haiyan Relief & Recovery here.
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