Letter From Philanthropy Vice President
In 2009, Alpha Xi Delta announced their partnership with Autism Speaks, and has played a critical role in helping raise funds and awareness for those affected by autism spectrum disorders. Autism Speaks pledges to promote solutions across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan for the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and their families, through advocacy and support, and increasing understanding and acceptance. Alpha Xi Delta’s support for this organization is founded in the dedication to service, friendship, and support that Autism Speaks offers to millions of affected individuals and their families.
Promoting community involvement is an ever-important priority of Autism Speaks. The goal of expanding the number of autism-friendly activities in our communities is to increase understanding and acceptance of autism. Our philanthropy events consist of “Xiti with the Xi’s” (on-campus pasta night), Xingo (our bingo fundraiser), and our annual Autism Speaks Walk in Philadelphia. Spreading kindness and helping those in need strengthens our sisterhood and reinforces the ideals that Alpha Xi Delta was founded upon.