Red Dress Gala postponed

by Isabella Abbott | staff writer

Feb. 10, 2022

The Red Dress Gala, Alpha Phi’s main philanthrophy event, will be postponed until the first weekend in April. 

The annual event involves the sorority sisters putting on their best red dresses and raising money for The Alpha Phi Foundation, the only philanthropy named after a sorority on campus. 

As women, Alpha Phis increase awareness for women’s cardiac care by donating the funds raised to foundations, including the American Heart Association. And although the event didn’t occur last year due to Covid-19 restrictions, they are excited to see how much money they can raise this April.

With heart disease killing every one in four women, the sorority strives to educate people on women’s number one killer, and the gala is the perfect way to do just that. 

By wearing red dresses, the sisters are signifying heart health and showing that they stand by those affected by it. 

Junior nursing student and president of Alpha Phi, Jordan Howell, discussed how heart health affects almost everyone in one aspect or another and why the sisters participate in the event. 

“For us, we’re raising money for our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, and all women affected by this horrible disease,” Howell said. 

The majority of the money raised is from members contributing basket items to be auctioned off during the event which will be held this year at the Rivers Club, located at 301 Grant St Suite 411, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Friends, families and alumni are invited to enjoy elegant food, fun, and a silent auction at the formal venue where wearing red is encouraged but not forced. 

Duquesne Alpha Phi has raised thousands of dollars for their philanthropy and if this is a condition you stand by, make sure to join the sisters at their Red Dress Gala event to help promote women’s heart health.