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.
All 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.