Learn & Give to Chi Omega

Check out the latest updates from the Chi Omega Foundation and how it supports Chi Omega Fraternity.

Your gifts are at work!

Your gifts to the Chi Omega Annual Fund support:

Leadership – Provide access to premier leadership opportunities for Sisters of all ages, including the Nancy Walton Laurie Leadership Institute of Chi Omega.

Decision Making and Risk Management – Help members navigate the challenges facing all young women today with knowledge and confidence to make informed and safe decisions.

Member Development and Education – Support training for key chapter leaders through national meetings and volunteer-led teams.

Sustaining the Fraternity through Emerging Needs – Fund the immediate needs of the Fraternity. These dollars allow for a swift response to maintain a high degree of excellence for our membership.

Your gifts to the Annual Fund allow the Fraternity to provide engaging, thought-provoking content, ultimately helping our members make wise choices during college and beyond.

Chi Omega has almost 125 years of Sisterhood to celebrate, and the hallmark of our beloved Fraternity has been and is our commitment to helping each other cultivate a lifetime of purpose.

Founders’ Day 2019

Chi Omega’s 2019 Founders’ Day Challenge is official live! We need your help to reach 3,000 gifts of $18.95 in order to unlock a $125,000 gift from Lynnie Goss, Lambda Alpha/Kentucky. You can help the Chi Omega Foundation reach our goal of 3,000 gifts by giving now!

Special thanks to our 2019 Founders’ Day Challenge Donors!


Lynnie Goss, Lambda Alpha/University of Kentucky

Lynnie worked for 20 years as a retail manager for The Acorn, Polo Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and a family-owned fine jewelry store, The Diamond Cellar, in Columbus, Ohio. She retired early and has been enjoying life ever since.

She has invested her time volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Lynnie lives in Upper Arlington, a suburb of Columbus, with her little dog, Roxie. She is recruitment advisor for Zeta Alpha/The Ohio State University and was the Owl Tree chairman for Convention 2018. In addition, she supports Lambda Alpha/University of Kentucky, The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and The David and Andria Goss Endowment for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Lynnie enjoys gardening, baking, traveling, Ohio State football and spending lots of quality time with her dear friends and family.

Lynnie currently resides in Columbus, Ohio and is the 2019 challenge donor for the Founders’ Day Challenge.


Dorothy Kaplan Light, Psi Beta/Iowa

Dorothy served as corporate Vice President and Secretary to the Board of Directors of The Prudential Insurance Company, as well as Chair of the Prudential Foundation and head of their social investment portfolio.

She has volunteered in numerous capacities, including serving as Chair of Milkweed Editions, a non-profit book publishing company in Minneapolis and serving as President of the Monmouth Ocean Development Council in New Jersey. She is co-author of the book “Into the Boardroom: How to Get Your First Seat on a Corporate Board.”

She was married to Ernest Light for 57 years and welcomed four children in less than four years. Dorothy now enjoys spending time with her twelve wonderful grandchildren. In her free time, Dorothy has been an avid snow skier, tennis player and runner before an injury. She now enjoys walking and practicing yoga.

Dorothy states, “I came from a town of 70 residents in Franklin County Iowa. I am giving back to Chi Omega because my Psi Beta Sisters taught me many lessons. The friendship, fellowship, and fun I had as a Chi Omega will always be treasured.”

Dorothy currently resides in Parker, Colorado and is challenging her Psi Beta Sisters to support their Psi Beta Scholarship this Founders’ Day 2019.

Thank You to the 2018 Founders’ Day Challenge Donors

As this year’s Founders’ Day Challenge quickly approaches, we want to thank all who donated to the 2018 Founders’ Day Challenge. With your support the Chi Omega Foundation is able to provide philanthropic support for the Chi Omega Fraternity, strategically ensuring the needs of our collegians and alumnae are met. See a full list of those who donated here!

Online Alcohol Education

Below, read from current collegians about the effectiveness of the online alcohol education each and every Chi Omega collegian receives on an annual basis.

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