National Philanthropies


The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Seeks To Prevent Pediatric HIV Infection And To Eradicate Pediatric AIDS Through Research, Advocacy, And Prevention And Treatment Programs. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Was Adopted As One Of AEPhi’s National Philanthropies In 2000.  The Foundation Was Founded In 1988 By AEΦ Alumna Elizabeth Meyer Glaser And Her Two Close Friends AEΦ Alumna Susie Bernstein Zeegen (Xi Chapter, University Of Southern California) And Susan DeLaurentis, Shortly After Elizabeth And Her Husband, Paul, Discovered That She, Along With Their Two Children Ariel And Jake, Were Infected With The AIDS Virus As A Result Of A Blood Transfusion. The Zeta Chapter Is Happy To Support Such An Amazing Organization.


Sharsheret, Hebrew For “Chain”, Is A National Not-For-Profit Organization Supporting Young Women And Their Families, Of All Jewish Backgrounds, Facing Breast Cancer. Their Mission Is To Offer A Community Of Support To Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Or At Increased Genetic Risk, By Fostering Culturally-Relevant Individualized Connections With Networks Of Peers, Health Professionals, And Related Resources.


Local Philanthropy


Founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers people who are blind, visually impaired or Deaf-Blind with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doors that may seem to have closed with the loss of sight.

Thanks to the generosity of our dedicated supporters, all programs are provided free to clients, including meals and housing during training, travel and equipment.

Leader Dog programs are crafted to address individual situations and adapt to our clients’ changing needs at any point in their lives. From youth camp to orientation and mobility cane training through guide dog training and GPS technology integration, Leader Dog’s programs give clients the confidence and skills they need to live independent lives.

Leader Dog is recognized as a “Best In America” Charity by the Independent Charities of America (ICA).