The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Joins Giving Tuesday Movement

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Phi Kappa Phi is participating in the global day of philanthropy, which is dedicated to giving back through the support of nonprofit organizations.

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“The generosity of our donors is the reason our award opportunities exist for our members and students,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “The support we receive in gifts made to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation allows us to grow our programs and the love of learning we all share.”

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, today announced its participation in Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy dedicated to giving back through the support of nonprofit organizations.

Taking place today, November 28, Giving Tuesday celebrates the act of giving back on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This global event—now in its sixth year—harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

On this global day of giving, the Society is encouraging donations to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation in support of its award and grant programs.

Since 1932, these award programs have recognized deserving students and members through graduate fellowships, study abroad grants, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. Currently, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium through programs that last year recognized over 280 individuals.

“The generosity of our donors is the reason our award opportunities exist for our members and students,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “The support we receive in gifts made to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation allows us to grow our programs and the love of learning we all share.”

Giving Tuesday was established in 2012 as a way to bring communities and organizations together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. In 2016, the event raised more than $177 million worldwide in support of a broad range of organizations.

To join the Giving Tuesday movement and make a donation that will provide opportunity to deserving students and members across the nation, please visit http://www.phikappaphi.org/givingtuesday.

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has recognized the academic excellence of more than 1.5 million members on its chapter campuses. For more information, visit http://www.phikappaphi.org.

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