The Foundation

About Us...

Sisters by Grace Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official charitable foundation of Sigma Alpha Omega. We strive to provide funds and opportunities for sister development in academics, leadership, spiritual growth, and missions work.

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“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

-Matthew 5:16

The Foundation provides grants to those who wish to attend Convention 2021 and are unable to financially afford the registration costs. If you would like to apply before the April 11th deadline, please click the Financial Aid Application Form above. If you would like to donate to help others attend convention or to support sisters in other ways, click the Donate Via PayPal button.

What is "Light to Others"?

 

Light to Others is an annual campaign started at Convention 2015 aimed to drive funds for our charitable organization while also rewarding convention attendees with a year lapel pin to mark participation in the year’s convention. In the past, we have also given an option for a lamp pin for first-time donors. (When we return to an in-person convention, we hope to bring back that option!) At the convention, participants showcase their past attended convention years by wearing their lapel pins on their name tag lanyard during the weekend event. A minimum donation of $5.00 with $2.50 shipping is required this year to reserve a pin that will be mailed to the virtual attendee donor.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  1. Reserve your pin at RallyUp.com: https://go.rallyup.com/light-to-others-2021

  2. Await your pin’s arrival following convention 2021 to showcase your participation!
     

The Foundation and Convention: A History of Support

Sisters by Grace (SBG) Foundation has classically supported the Sigma Alpha Omega National Organization in its execution of Convention in multiple ways. In the past we have provided:

 

  • ​Grant applications for Convention Non-Delegate (i.e., SAO members coming to convention but not voting in the Annual Meeting of Members) for travel and/or registration cost assistance

 

  • Provide presentations and speaker(s) for Sister Sessions and Workshops

 

  • An Ice Cream Evening Social during Convention

 

  • Hosting or co-hosting for the Alumnae Luncheon

 

  • Special "thank you" gifts for alumnae in attendance

 

  • Annual Report at the Annual Meeting of Members detailing our achievements, operations, and goals

 

  • Two special Awards at the Sigma Alpha Omega Awards Banquet:

 

  • President's Choice - Special recognition from the President of the Sisters by Grace Board of Directors​ to one Director who has gone above and beyond in her call to serve through her role

 

  • The Grace Award - This is awarded by the Sisters By Grace SM Foundation Board to a person who has demonstrated (1) a Christ-like attitude of integrity and compassion, and (2) a professional commitment to advancing the mission of the organization.