Glen Ellyn-Wheaton, Illinois, Alumnae Club

Charter date: 1/1/1955

Philanthropic Service

Each year, the club hosts a flower sale in the spring. This flower sale raises thousands of dollars each year to support the club’s increasing contributions to the national Fraternity and its Foundation. Additionally, the profit from the club’s fundraiser supports many local philanthropies that share Pi Phi's literacy mission. For example, they have sponsored a “Christmas Sharing” program in the club’s community focused on providing children-in-need with books. The club also has participated in the Day of Service in conjunction with the Chicago West Suburban, Illinois, Alumnae Club at the local Barnes & Noble store where they host a celebration of Dr. Seuss'® birthday including, face painting, stories and games. Barnes & Noble then donates a portion of proceeds back to the club’s local clubs. Additionally, they host an independent Day of Service at an area school or after-school program for local at-risk children. The event included an interactive reading of "The Cat in the Hat." Every child receives her own Dr. Seuss book to take home, donated by the club. A.N.G.E.L.S. has been another way in which they get involved with philanthropy. For the past 8 years, the club has provided a support network for a small group of girls called the A.N.G.E.L.S. This club was formed by one of the club’s own outstanding members with several former (2nd grade) students of hers, with the intent of fostering the importance of literacy and education. The girls are generally from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Several of the A.N.G.E.L.S. members have now graduated from high school and the club has provided small scholarships to each of the graduates to help offset college expenses.

Awards and Club Recognition

  • Club of Excellence (2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)
  • Club of Superior Performance (2012)
  • Excellence in Communications (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)

Emma Harper Turner Award

  • Jeri Simak (2015)

Evelyn Peters Kyle Award

  • Rachel Abbot (2014)
  • Jacquie Harrell (2009)