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USD Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi presents ‘Red Dress Gala’ to raise funds, awareness for women’s heart health

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota is hosting its annual “Red Dress Gala” silent and live auction philanthropy event at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

In addition to the silent and live auctions, the evening will consist of a cocktail social and light hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds from the evening will support the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports research of Women’s Heart Health and the American Heart Association. We invite you to wear red or add a red accent to your attire. Red will be admired, but not required.

Sponsors of the 2014 Red Dress Gala include but are not limited to: Bare Escentuals, Coach, Complete Nutrition, Energy Event Group, Flower Mill, JJ’s Wine Spirits & Cigars, JL Beers, Scheels, Granite City, Evans Photography, University of South Dakota, Michael Kors, Yeti, and Vera Bradley.

The women of Alpha Phi Sorority have sold more than 600 tickets for the event. Tickets may be purchased online at and search for Alpha Phi-South Dakota Red Dress Gala 2014. Cost at the door is $25 for adults and $15 for students; and $40 for two adult tickets (pre-sale only).

Alpha Phi was founded at Syracuse University in 1872 as one of the first Greek societies for women. Alpha Phi is dedicated to promoting sisterhood, cultivating leadership, encouraging intellectual curiosity, and advocating service. The organization is comprised of more than 150 collegiate chapters and more than 130 alumnae chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The Alpha Phi Foundation is the organization's philanthropic and educational partner. Through contributions from chapters, individual members and friends, the foundation supports women’s cardiac health and other charitable and educational projects. Proceeds from Red Dress Gala events will go directly to the Alpha Phi Foundation to support causes that raise awareness of and fund research for women’s heart health.

For more information on this topic, please contact Kaitlyn Stern at or call (605) 610-5397.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News