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Phoenix Alumnae Panhellenic Association Celebrates 100 years and names 23 Women of Impact

Phoenix Alumnae Panhellenic Association is celebrating the 100th Anniversary on August 8th, 2020. In 1920 Phoenix would see its first skyscraper, the Heard Building, Arizona had only been a state for eight years and sorority women formed Phoenix Panhellenic Association (known as Pan-Hellenic Club at the time).

None of the NPC sororities had formed Phoenix alumnae groups in 1920, so Phoenix Panhellenic Association provided sisterhood and other events that would be available to any sorority women in the area.

Today, we have 26 member organizations with 64 delegates. Collectively we represent almost 1,000 alumnae women and around 8,000 collegiate women in Arizona (with a range of ages from ‘20s-’90s), all members have attended a college or university.

Collectively, we strive to enhance the fraternity system through scholarship awards, annual educational informational functions for potential new members, philanthropic projects, community participation, and civic leadership. Since 1975, Phoenix Panhellenic Association has raised over $800,000 for scholarships awarded to collegians and alumnae continuing their education in the state of Arizona.

Photo by: Marion Rhodes Photography

Since 2016, 26 percent of the scholarships were awarded to students pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).  The Phoenix Panhellenic Association offers alumnae members leadership, social, and philanthropic volunteer opportunities for continued sorority involvement beyond the college years.

The Phoenix Alumnae Panhellenic has named 23 Women of Impact. They are sorority members who are leaders, philanthropists, and creators. They are women who are making or have made big strides in their careers and impact in their communities.

They have made an impact in sorority (or fraternal) life through their volunteer engagement. They value fostering relationships, believe in supporting one another, and are authentic.

They engage, inspire, and empower women through their intentional desire to make an impact. Individually and collectively, they represent what it means to live the Panhellenic values daily.

The 23 Women of Impact

Kendra Buscho Harrison Alpha Chi Omega
Jean McGrath Alpha Delta Pi
Gina Godbehere Alpha Gamma Delta
Allie Bassett Alpha Omicron Pi
Catherine Anaya Alpha Phi
Whitney Hensiak Alpha Sigma Tau
Bobbie Rauch Alpha Xi Delta
Kristen Shroyer Chi Omega
Barbara Bartlett Probst Delta Gamma
Risa Mallin Delta Phi Epsilon
Judith Hardes Delta Zeta
Betsey Bayless Gamma Phi Beta
Joan (Stevie) Eller Kappa Alpha Theta
Dr. Maria L. Hesse Kappa Delta
Mary Jane Jackson Crist Kappa Kappa Gamma
Christy Robertson Phi Mu
Lisa Roman Pi Beta Phi
Cindy Brown Sigma Delta Tau
Cris Bass Sigma Kappa
Chris LaBarge Sigma Sigma Sigma
Ashley Montanaro Theta Phi Alpha
Stacy Kalisz Johnson Zeta Tau Alpha

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