The History of the Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Alumnae Club
One of four Pi Phi alumnae clubs in the Denver metro area, the Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Alumnae Club, was established in November 1996 by 15 charter members. Originally, the club’s roster consisted of members primarily from Highlands Ranch, a community that was started in 1981. The club has since expanded to include members from the neighboring communities of Lone Tree, Castle Rock, Larkspur and Sedalia. The club was started to make it more convenient for members living in the communities located southeast of Denver to participate in alumnae activities and events without having to travel long distances. The club has typically held monthly meetings (September through May) for over 20 years. The members commemorated the club’s 20th anniversary in November of 2016 with a special celebration.
The Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Alumnae Club has participated in many philanthropic events since the club was chartered in 1996. This involvement includes participating in the Champions Are Readers® (CAR) program, hosting book drives to collect children’s books for Reach Out and Read Colorado, purchasing writing materials and summer book bags for elementary school students in a remedial reading program, and collecting monetary donations for Newborns in Need. The club also donates school supplies for Denver Area Panhellenic philanthropies, including a private Denver school for students with special needs.
Awards and Club Recognition
- Club of Superior Performance
- Excellence in Communication