Alpha Phi collegiate chapters across the country host events throughout the year to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation and local American Heart Association chapters in support of women’s heart health. One of the most popular and largest is the Red Dress Gala (in shorthand, RDG).
At Omega, the RDG is held the Friday night of UT’s Parents Weekend. Red Dress Gala is a live and silent auction that Omega has held for seven years to raise money for our philanthropies, The Alpha Phi Foundation and The American Heart Association-Austin Chapter.
The gala is a fabulous evening with everyone dressed in red. Parents, alumnae, and actives enjoy dinner, dancing, and great auction items.
The 2014 Red Dress Gala was held at the AT&T Conference Center, right across the street from 2005, on Friday, October 17.
Omega had a great silent auction, fun live auction and raised $30,000 in the fund-a-need alone which goes directly to The Alpha Phi Foundation’s ‘Take Heart Take Part‘ initiative. The event featured women in the chapter as speakers to share their stories and personal experiences with their own heart surgeries and heart related diseases, seeing just how closely our chapter is affected by our philanthropy.
Congratulations to all the women for such a successful event supporting The Alpha Phi Foundation and The American Heart Association Austin Chapter.
We would love to have you, our alumnae, attend next year.
For more information about the Alpha Phi Foundation, click here. In 2014, the Foundation awarded their Heart to Heart grant to Memorial Hermann Foundation in Houston, and the year before to the Texas Heart Institute, also in Houston.
Texas is on a roll!