The Alpha Phi Foundation is an important non-profit organization focused on women’s heart health. Last year, the Eta Lambda chapter donated over $13,000 to the Alpha Phi Foundation. Research in the diagnosis and treatment of woman’s heart disease is a special interest of the Alpha Phi Foundation. With its large presence in the Cardiac Health world, and even the White House, the Alpha Phi Foundation works to aid researchers to find a cure for heart disease. George Mason University’s Alpha Phi chapter is no different.
Each semester, Alpha Phi hosts an important philanthropic event. In the fall, Alpha Phi hosts the King of Hearts Pageant, which is a male beauty pageant. Men who participate in the King of Hearts are from many different organizations on campus. Last year, the King of Hearts took place over two days. The first day of the competition was a PHIesta. Contestants competed in a wing-eating contest at Glory Days Grill in Fairfax. The second day of the competition took place on campus and contestants had to perform a talent, dress up in formal wear, and had to participate in a question round. Last year’s King of Hearts was Matt Florence of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity.
In the spring, Alpha Phi hosts the Red Dress Gala. At the Red Dress Gala, family members and close friends can learn more about Alpha Phi at George Mason University, and more importantly, learn about the Alpha Phi Foundation. Throughout the night, there is a silent auction, a formal dinner, and a live auction.
Alpha Phi also participates in blood drives throughout the year, as well as other community service events.