Circle of Sisterhood
Continuing a legacy of women empowering women by removing barriers to education for girls and women world-wide.
The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is a mechanism by which all sorority women can stand together across affiliation, age, color, and creed to make a difference in the lives of millions of girls and women around the world.
Two thirds of all illiterate adults in the world are female, and not even seven percent of the world’s population has a college degree. Ultimately, more and more educated girls will mean stronger and healthier villages, communities, and entire countries. The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation will support entities that remove barriers to education for girls.
Since our founding in 2010, we’ve been able to support organizations working to remove barriers to education in 22 countries on 4 continents, including funding the construction of 15 school builds in five countries – Nicaragua, Malawi, Nepal, Senegal and Haiti.
Learn more at the Circle of Sisterhood website!
Circle of Sisterhood Week
-Tabling on Skiles and 5th Street Bridge
-Educational Activities at Meal Swap!
-Meet the trekkers and have some coffee!
-No Pants Challenge
-Chapter Fundraising Challenge
-Selling Merchandise on Skiles
-Late Night Food Sale
-Trekker Sendoff! Bagels and coffee with the trekkers to say goodbye!
Spring 2018 Trek to Senegal
This March, we are sending a group of fourteen Georgia Tech sorority women and two advisors to Senegal, Africa to build a school in a rural village where 50% of the students will be girls. The trip will take place over Spring Break and participants will work with buildOn to break ground on a new school, as well as be fully immersed in the Senegalese culture.
Our goal is to raise $40,000 by March 2018 to support both the school build and trek participants.
Please support women's education by donating through our Crowdrise page or participating in our on-campus fundraisers.
Margaret Dickey - Alpha Gamma Delta
Lane McAree - Zeta Tau Alpha
Ashley Fleck - CPC Philanthropy VP
Kathyrn Cotton - Alpha Xi Delta
Sydney Webb - Alpha Delta Pi
Carly Schmitt - Alpha Chi Omega
Sofia Switzer - Alpha Chi Omega
Layla Ghazi - Alpha Xi Delta
Abby Gyger - Phi Mu
Bridget Doran - Alpha Phi
Marguerite Bradley - Alpha Xi Delta
Amanda Fishman - Pi Beta Phi **
Molly-Kate Gavello - Alpha Xi Delta
Lillianne Daniels - Kappa Alpha Theta
Carrie Arnson CPC President
Lindsey Peterson - Phi Mu
Janise McKenzie - Alpha Kappa Alpha **
Our Continuous Efforts
Circle of Sisterhood Week
A yearly event, Circle of Sisterhood Week featured small fundraisers and events to raise awareness about the importance of women's education and provide opportunities to donate to the cause. This year, the week featured a viewing session of Girl Rising, which is a documentary showing the stories of nine girls who overcome great obstacles to obtain an education and escape the cycle of poverty and oppression.
Individual Chapter Fundraisers
Along with community wide efforts, individual Chapters have been fundraising! For example, the sisters of Phi Mu sold delicious iced coffee outside their house on Ferst Drive to students between classes and donated their profits to Circle of Sisterhood.
Throughout the semester, Chapters member volunteer to bake and sell baked goods to the Georgia Tech community on Tech Walkway.
Day Two of Fall Formal Recruitment was "Philanthropy Day" where potential new members were first introduced to Circle of Sisterhood and its mission. Throughout the day, each house also introduced their personal philanthropy and showed how service is a shared core value among our Chapters. Every woman who participated in formal recruitment donated $5 as part of the registration fee.
Want to help?
You can donate to our Crowdrise page, Venmo account, or participate in one of our fundraisers!