Sorority to host annual Red Dress Gala for charity

January 27, 2014

The Gamma Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi at UW-Stout will host the seventh annual Red Dress Gala. Proceeds will benefit Alpha Phi Foundation charitable projects, including women's cardiac care and research.

The event is at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. It includes a formal dinner, silent auction, guest speaker and fashion show. The fashion show, new this year, will feature red dresses.

Red Dress Gala posterAll 67 members of Gamma Sigma will help put on the event, which typically draws 300 to 350 people. Last year about $5,000 was raised for charity. The event chairperson is Mikayla Dhein, a student from Green Bay.

Tickets for the dinner and auction are $23. Tickets for the auction only are $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any Alpha Phi member or by sending ticket payment with the names of those attending and specification on which tickets you are purchasing to Dhein, 920 8th St. E., Menomonie. 

The deadline for dinner tickets is Wednesday, Feb. 5, and the deadline for auction-only tickets is Wednesday, Feb. 12. After Feb. 12, auction-only tickets can be purchased at the door for $6.

Donations also are being accepted for the silent auction. Contact Dhein for more information.

The Alpha Phi Foundation is the philanthropic and educational partner of the Alpha Phi Fraternity, one of the first national sororities. Alpha Phi has more than 147 collegiate chapters, two collegiate colonies and more than 150 alumnae chapters throughout North America.

The foundation raises and awards funds for programs that advance leadership development, encourage academic excellence, improve women's heart health, support sisters in need, preserve heritage and educate about the value of philanthropy.