Alpha Phi Alpha - NPHC Fundraiser

$6,200
41%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
11 Donors
27
days left
Project ends on January 04, at 11:59 PM EST
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Alpha Phi Alpha - NPHC Fundraiser

NPHC Plot Project 

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is comprised of five historically African-American fraternities and four historically African-American sororities. These nine organizations were founded during an era where black students were limited in their ability to join fraternities and sororities while in college. As a result, social justice, advocacy and community support are in the DNA of everything the “Divine Nine” does on campuses nationally. Here, at the University of Pittsburgh, the NPHC provides life-changing support systems for black students in a variety of ways, including mentorship, programming, academic initiatives, philanthropy and service, and social events.

To celebrate this rich history, and to embed this legacy at Pitt for many generations to come, the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce the construction of an NPHC monument at the heart of Pitt’s campus. Pitt will be one of the few Predominantly White Institutions in the nation to have a prestigious landmark to recognize the invaluable legacy of the NPHC community. This monument will signify the Divine Nine’s existence at Pitt while also providing a central location for NPHC members to honor their legacy. It would aid Pitt’s efforts to recruit more students of color, as well as to increase student participation in NPHC chapters and alumni engagement.

The design for this striking monument was incorporated into the renovation of the Schenley Quad, which is centrally located on campus and at the heart of Pitt’s student life. Now, to complete the project, the University seeks - with the entire Divine 9 - to raise an aggregate total of $150,000 by July 30, 2021 so that the monument can be unveiled at Pitt’s Homecoming in September 2021. As Alphas, we want to lead the way, of course!

Our Goal

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has already raised $10,000 to install a large plaque that honors the seven Brothers that chartered the Omicron Chapter at Pitt in 1913. Now, we are working to raise an additional $10,000 to honor the Seven Jewels who founded the Fraternity in 1906. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I want to give towards both the Seven Jewels plaque and an oval?

For example, if I wanted to give towards a $2,000 oval name, as well as $400 towards the Seven Jewels Plaque, I would select the “Gold oval naming opportunity” but increase the total amount to $2,400 on the giving instructions page. We will apply the $2,000 towards engraving your name in an oval, and will place the remaining balance (i.e. $400 in this instance) towards the Seven Jewels Plaque.

Can I give more than $499 towards the plaque?

Of course! Just edit the amount you want to give on the gift processing page, and select “Seven Jewels Plaque” for your gift allocation.

What if I want to give towards two or more Oval naming opportunities?

Please make only one transaction at a time for each oval naming opportunity.

Will my Greek letters be included in the 30-character limit for my oval name?

Your 3 Greek letters will be added on the end. The 3 Greek letters do not count toward the 30 character limit, so no need to put your organization in the 30 characters.

Can I still get an oval naming opportunity after the July 30 deadline passes?

It depends. We only have a limited amount of space for plaques and oval names, and both are only guaranteed on a first-come-first-serve basis. We will be unveiling the Plot at Homecoming (September, 2021), so if you’d like your name displayed on an oval during this prestigious ceremony, please get your donations in before July 30, 2021.

What is the donor wall referred to at the end of the giving form?

The online donor wall allows others who visit this site an opportunity to see your personal contributions to this endeavor. You can choose the level of anonymity you wish to have, and we hope your contributions will encourage other Alphas to give!

To learn more about this project, please contact Shahid Madni at s.madni@pitt.edu

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Contributions received for this project shall be used in accordance with the purpose described herein, the terms in the FAQs and applicable law. 

Our way
of Thanking You

$100

Seven Jewels Plaque

Help us cement the legacy of ΑΦΑ at Pitt by establishing a plaque featuring the names of our Seven Jewels. Any gift between $100 and $499 will automatically contribute to the Seven Jewels Plaque. As a group, we are raising $10K for this Seven Jewels Plaque. The 'suggested' individual donation is $300, but you can change the amount to be between $100 to $499.

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Estimated Delivery: September 2021

$500

Bronze Oval Naming Opportunity

Cement your individual legacy at Pitt for generations to come by having your name (or line name group, or the name of an Alpha loved one) engraved into a commemorative oval on this Plot. A $500 gift will allow 30 characters alongside your Greek letters in a 0.5-inch tall font.

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Estimated Delivery: September 2021

$1,000

Silver Oval Naming Opportunity

Cement your individual legacy at Pitt for generations to come by having your name (or line name group, or the name of an Alpha loved one) engraved into a commemorative oval on this Plot. A $1,000 gift will allow 30 characters alongside your Greek letters in a 0.75-inch tall font. Individual donors will be recognized as members of the Chancellor’s Circle, which gives access to exclusive communications, invitations to select University events, and more.

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Estimated Delivery: September 2021

$2,000

Gold Oval Naming Opportunity

Cement your individual legacy at Pitt for generations to come by having your name (or line name group, or the name of an Alpha loved one) engraved into a commemorative oval on this Plot. A $2,000 gift will allow 30 characters alongside your Greek letters in a 1-inch tall font. Individual donors will be recognized as members of the Chancellor’s Circle, which gives access to exclusive communications, invitations to select University events, and more.

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Estimated Delivery: September 2021
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