DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS

Domestic violence not only affects one in four women nationwide, but also affects one in three collegiate women.

Real.

Strong.

Women.

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Since 1992, Alpha Chi Omega has been committed to serving our communities by promoting our national philanthropy, domestic violence awareness. At Iota Lambda our work to address domestic violence comes in many forms—awareness, prevention, education, and assistance to survivors and their families.  Here in Fort Worth, we are lucky enough to have the chance to support and champion the Women’s Center of Tarrant County. Over the past 27 years, our chapter has donated over $800,000 to this organization. Our donations have funded:

 

A spacious and beautiful client lounge.

 

A sound and film room for minors to talk about their case with lawyers in a safe environment.

 

The salaries of two full-time employees at the Women's Center.

 

Countless youth intervention programs in Fort Worth ISD.

 

Resources for hundreds of survivors across Tarrant County.

 

One of the defining principles of Alpha Chi Omega is building “real strong women”. Having the chance to serve locally and raise awareness for this cause is just one of the ways that our sisters become real strong women.

philanthropy chairs 2021

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Allyson Joyce

Lane Rippey

VP Philanthropy

Assistant Philanthropy

Hometown: Houston, TX

Major: Social Work & Communications

MINOR: Human Animal Relationships

Hometown: Denver, CO

Major: Biology

Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy is Domestic Violence Awareness and The Women’s Center of Tarrant County. Some of our larger events we have to support our philanthropy include the Real Chic Women Fashion Show, and our fall philanthropy event Glow Paint Run. Our smaller and still impactful events include tabling, service projects, profit shares, denim day, and healthy relationships week just to name a few. As Alpha Chi Omegas we take great pride in the wonderful work we have done in taking steps forward to end domestic violence and promote real strong women. Our sisterhood prioritizes philanthropy and our sisters are passionate about this issue. Personally, in my role as VP Philanthropy and as a Victim Advocate I have the privilege of working directly with the Women’s Center to fulfill their needs, plan events, educate our chapter as well as TCU’s campus as a whole, promote healthy relationships, and fundraise. I chose Alpha Chi Omega because of our philanthropy. This issue impacts 1 in 4 women and, as a survivor myself, I knew I found a sisterhood I would be honored to be a part of.

I have always had a passion for serving others and helping my community. I wanted to be a part of the Alpha Chi Omega philanthropy committee this year because being able to call this group of women by sisters is truly an honor and a privilege that I marvel in daily, and nothing would make me happier than to help other girls in my chapter and the Women's Center of Tarrant County. 

claire matsura

Fall Philanthropy Chair

Abi pylar

Service Chair

Hometown: Pasadena, CA

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Sailsbury, MA

Major: Biology

MINOR: Spanish & Psychology

corinne marascio

Appointed Service Officer

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Major: Movement Science

MINOR: Spanish for Health Professions

our philanthropy events

As one of the top philanthropic Alpha Chi Omega chapters in the country, TCU Alpha Chi's work throughout the year to raise awareness and funds to support survivors of Domestic Violence

paint war

This year, the Iota Lambda chapter will be introducing a new fall philanthropy event - Paint War - with all of the proceeds going to the Women’s Center of Tarrant County. The event works to "paint away Domestic Violence", and is hosted in October during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month on the Intramural Fields. Teams will be formed and given a bucket of powdered paint and a clean white sheet. The goal is for each team to keep their banner clean, despite the paint being thrown. We are so excited to introduce this new event to TCU’s campus.

fashion show

Previously known as the Alpha Chi Omega Fashion Show and Silent Auction, the Real Chic Women Fashion Show has been a tradition at Texas Christian University for over 27 years. In a combined effort with the Women's Center of Tarrant County, the ladies of Iota Lambda have raised nearly $1,000,000 to promote Domestic Violence Awareness. This event includes models from the TCU community, boutique outfits, a silent auction and much more. This past year, TCU AXO raised

$145,126 for the Women’s Center of Tarrant County through this event alone.

love is...

As a part of promoting Domestic Violence Awareness on our Campus, we put on multiple events each year for TCU students. For our "Love Is _____" event, we asked members of our community to define what love and healthy relationships meant to them.