Our Commitment to Philanthropy


 
Part of Sigma Alpha Mu's mission is to develop good citizens and well-rounded individuals.   That includes giving back to the community. Sigma Alpha Mu feels that it is important to develop this good habit and live by these values while a young man is in college, cultivating a lifelong commitment to helping others. A community cannot improve without the generosity and leadership of men like members of Sigma Alpha Mu. As a fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu prides itself on its many philanthropic efforts.  Last year our undergraduate chapter members raised over $350,000 for various national and local charities. If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved check out The Judy Fund at http://actionalz.org/sammies/.

 

Sigma Alpha Mu’s National Philanthropy is  The Judy Fund, which is part of The Alzheimer's Association. The Judy Fund was established by a Sigma Alpha Mu member, Marshall Gelfand, in honor of his wife who lost a nine-year battle to the Alzheimer ’s disease in 2004. The money raised for the Judy Fund is used to support the research, care, and advocacy efforts by the Alzheimer’s Association. This past year Sigma Alpha Mu chapter members raised $31,975.71 for the Judy Fund and look forward to raising even more in the future.  To learn more about the Judy Fund, check out http://actionalz.org/sammies/. This website has been specifically donated to help Sigma Alpha Mu members get involved.

 

At every convention, our members perform a community service project in the city where the convention is located.  In past years, cemeteries  and neighborhoods have been cleaned, food has been sorted at local Foodbanks, and this past year, our members set up a food production line, where over 600 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were prepared and packaged for distribution through local food pantries. The food donation was coordinated through Feeding America.

 

Alzheimer's Association Contact Info:

 

Lauren Fritz
Specialist, Foundation Relations
Alzheimer’s Association National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave., FL 17, Chicago IL. 60601-7633
Office: 312-335-5828