Established by Phi Mu’s visionary leadership nearly 60 years ago, Phi Mu Foundation was one of the first educational and philanthropic foundations created by a National Panhellenic Conference member organization. Phi Mu Foundation continues to build upon the success of forward-thinking founders by expanding the support to Phi Mu Fraternity’s educational, leadership, and philanthropic efforts in new and innovative ways that directly benefit members. With each new donor, Phi Mu Foundation grows stronger and with each dollar raised, a sister’s experience is positively impacted. The continued support of loyal donors helps strengthen our sisterhood while we simultaneously reinvest in the sisters of today and tomorrow. You can show your support and make a gift to Phi Mu Foundation today!
In addition to supporting the philanthropic efforts and educational and leadership programs of the Fraternity, Phi Mu Foundation focuses on furthering the lifetime development of women through scholarship opportunities, member assistance, and preserving Phi Mu’s rich history.
Phi Mu Foundation oversees the funds raised by our collegiate and alumnae chapters each year for our national philanthropy Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). CMNH has been Phi Mu’s primary philanthropic focus since 1986, and has raised nearly $14 million to date for the 170 children’s hospitals nationwide.
Each year, Phi Mu Foundation awards grants to the Fraternity for the development of premier, values-based educational and leadership programming for collegiate and alumnae members. These programs – such as the Chapter Consultant Program and the Phi Mu Leadership Institute – further develop our members as leaders on their campuses and communities.
Eligible Phi Mu members are encouraged to apply for the more than 100 graduate and undergraduate scholarships funded through Phi Mu Foundation each academic year. Most scholarships are unrestricted, but some have been established for a particular chapter, field of study, state of residence or college. Only one application is required to be considered for all scholarships. Applications are available each year on January 1 and must be submitted by March 1.
Because of the deep bond of our sisterhood and the charitable and philanthropic values shared by our members, we are able to provide support to our sisters in financial need due to tragedy and life-altering circumstances. Through the Leona Hughes Hughes Heart and Hand Fund and the Betty Nell Wilkinson Emergency Scholarship Fund, Phi Mu Foundation offers emergency scholarships to eligible undergraduate and graduate members.
As one of the oldest women’s Greek organizations, Phi Mu Foundation has a great responsibility to protect and share Phi Mu’s legacy. In addition to the maintaining the Heritage Museum at our National Headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia, we have also contributed to the restoration and redecoration of the Philomathean Room at the Cannonball House in Macon. The archives and artifacts housed at these locations from Phi Mu sisters and chapters past are not only special markers in Phi Mu’s history, but are also representative of the role women played in U.S. history at that time.