DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS
Domestic violence not only affects one in four women nationwide, but also affects one in three collegiate women.
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 2020
Hello everyone! My name is Emily Fassler and I am lucky enough to serve as Alpha Chi's Vice President of Philanthropy. Throughout my first two years in Alpha Chi, I became increasingly involved with our chapter's philanthropy and served as a Fashion Show Angel, a Fashion Show Chair, and as the Fall Philanthropy Chair. Each of these positions strengthened my love for Domestic Violence Awareness and the message that we spread. I love the relationship that our chapter has built with the Women's Center of Tarrant County. I am so proud of our chapter and how strongly the women of Alpha Chi value service, it is truly remarkable. Our women are not only committed to Domestic Violence Awareness, but they are also involved in multiple different service organizations around campus and have served almost 3,500 hours of service in the 2019 year! The group of strong women that make up Alpha Chi continues to impress me with their passion and dedication to service, and I could not be more honored to serve as Vice President of Philanthropy!
ASSISTANT VP PHILANTHROPY
I have always had a passion for serving others and helping my community. When I went through recruitment, I was looking to find a place where philanthropy was of primary importance, where everyone really cares about giving back and bringing awareness to a cause that is bigger than any individual. I found that in Alpha Chi Omega. Together we serve a common goal, to bring awareness to domestic violence and support the Women's Center of Tarrant County. Since my freshman year, I'm proud to have been a part of our main fundraiser with each years total raised exceeding the last. I chose to run for this position because I believe that with my prior experience, my dedication, my strong work ethic, and my career interest in event planning, I would be an ideal choice to support the VP of Philanthropy.
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
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.
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.
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.