Alpha Xi Delta

Alpha Beta at Cornell University


Alpha Xi Delta’s Philanthropic Focus






The Kindly Hearts Initiative

The Kindly Hearts Initiative serves as the umbrella to our national philanthropic focus of supporting children and teens experiencing foster care or homelessness. Alpha Xi Deltas across the country support two Key Impact Organizations, FosterClub and StandUp for Kids, making a national and regional difference under the umbrella of our focus.

Letters of Love

All Alpha Xi Delta chapters and alumnae associations participate in Letters of Love, Alpha Xi Delta’s national letter writing fundraising campaign. Held annually during the month of November this campaign benefits Alpha Xi Delta’s two Key Impact Organizations, StandUp for Kids and FosterClub.


Our Chapter's Impact:

Alpha Xi Delta is honored to have the opportunity to help shine a light on foster care and youth and teens experiencing homelessness in the United States. More than 400,000 kids live in foster care (AdoptUSKids) and 2.5 million children are homeless each year in America (National Center on Family Homelessness.)

StandUp For Kids

StandUp For Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness in local communities. Since 1990, StandUp For Kids has worked with thousands of adolescents under the age of 25. This organization is currently operating in 16 cities across the United States. StandUp For Kids aims to provide stable housing opportunities, education, employment, food, and mental health support for all those in need. 


FosterClub is a national network for children who are in the foster care system. It serves as a resource for adolescents to connect and a support system for those in need. Additionally, FosterClub is dedicated to driving policy change efforts in favor of stronger child welfare practices. 

Alpha Xi Delta's Annual Rose Gala 

This event provides friends and family of Alpha Xi Delta with an opportunity to learn more about our partnerships, both locally and nationally, with Glove House and Stand Up for Kids. Our first gala post-pandemic was a huge success, raising over $6,000. We are so excited to continue this tradition in the coming years!

Additional Philanthropic Events

Additional events we coordinate throughout the semester may involve group and individual service project opportunities, donation drives, profit share nights at local restaurants, food fundraising events, and more! Follow us on social media @CornellAlphaXi to see event announcements and information.