Thanks to the many alumnae who have assisted Alpha Delta Pi by paying their ReMember Dues!
Membership in Alpha Delta Pi is a lifetime commitment and ReMember Dues encourage and provide alumnae sisters with an opportunity to reconnect and give back to Alpha Delta Pi while supporting important programs and services for all of our members. The following list outlines accomplishments achieved because of the ReMember Dues:
- Assistance for new and reorganizing alumnae associations and collegiate chapters
- Improved and expanded use of technology for communications with associations, chapters, and our members at large
- Training and support materials for volunteers working with collegiate chapters, alumnae associations, and house corporations
- Special assistance for chapters facing challenges
- Leadership Conferences providing training for collegians, advisors, and other alumnae volunteers
- Aggressive expansion at prestigious universities and colleges
- Expansion of the Alpha Delta Pi website
Alpha Delta Pi needs your involvement more than ever! In order to sustain these accomplishments, we must commit new resources to the sorority again this year. Your dues will ensure the continued success and growth of our sorority. Please consider renewing your support by paying your ReMember Dues today.
Frequently Asked Questions About ReMember Alumnae Dues
You are a lifetime member of Alpha Delta Pi and did pay an initiation fee as part of your lifetime membership. Unfortunately, when that fee was established, there was no way to predict rising mail and paper costs and increasing life expectancies. Our 260,000 alumnae now account for more than 95% of our sisterhood’s membership but contribute merely 1-2% to our operating funds. Each year our alumnae membership grows, as does the cost of providing alumnae services.
Yes, the amount is very low. Junior League, Rotary and many other membership organizations charge annual fees five or even ten times higher than our $30 annual ReMember Alumnae Dues. As a result, these organizations are able to provide their members significant services. Alpha Delta Pi Executive Office has only 20 paid staff to serve our nearly 260,000 current members. With more alumnae paying dues, we can increase services to our members and expand our technological capabilities.
Yes, many sisters do, and for that we are extremely grateful. Donations to the Foundation make a significant contribution to our philanthropic goals of scholarship, leadership development, support of the Ronald McDonald House and sisters in need. However, the IRS highly regulates how this money can be spent. ReMember Alumnae dues pay for items the Foundation cannot pay for, such as technology development, marketing/public relations, and membership materials for chapters and associations.
Grand Council has a fiduciary responsibility and obligation to best allocate the organization’s financial resources to further the mission of the sorority. Input is provided by more than 150 International Officers who volunteer as part of teams to develop programs, carry out goals and oversee budgets. All aspects are reviewed and evaluated annually to determine each year’s budget. Additionally, as part of ADPi’s strategic plan, members are asked through focus groups and phone interviews to help determine the direction and future of our organization.
Involvement in and support of Alpha Delta Pi is different for everyone. At different life stages there are so many different ways that you can help. Here are some ways you can stay connected to Alpha Delta Pi: