One of the ways the Alpha Epsilon Phi Foundation accomplishes its mission, is to provide funding to support educational endeavors of our members, both as individuals and as a part of the larger sorority.

Foundation has supported, or continues to support, the following programming initiatives:

AVENUES (AEPhi’s total member education program)

Risk management education

Speakers for convention and summer leadership on the topics of leadership, risk management or health and wellness.   

Training for sorority volunteers and staff.

AEPhi Presidents Academy. Read testimonials from previous attendees here.

The Katz Fund, endowed by Dana and Marc Katz, provides funding for educational programming focused on leadership development.  Through their generosity the Fund supports:

The Katz Leadership Symposium held during the sorority’s annual summer program.

Scholarships to the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) and similar educational programs.

Collegiate participation in the NPC/NIC efforts in Congress.

The Susan Rudd Cohen (SRC) Jewish Heritage and Programming Committee Fund was established by Philip H. and Susan Rudd Cohen to help underwrite programs and attendance at conferences that support the sorority’s Jewish heritage. Such programs and conferences have included:

Israel Amplified

Hillel Professional Staff Conference

Union for Reform Judaism Biennial Convention


In addition to supporting the programs previously mentioned, Foundation also underwrites several awards. 

At the undergraduate level these include the:

Blanche Z. Greenberger Award presented annually to the most outstanding undergraduate

Beverly Friedson Bodker Award for Undergraduate Leadership presented annually to the undergraduate who exhibits the most outstanding leadership in all areas including, but not limited to sorority

Leslie and Lynna Taylor Klaidman Outstanding President Award presented annually to recognize an exemplary chapter or colony president for their outstanding service to their group, their university Greek community, and the national organization

Susan Rudd Cohen Award for Jewish Communal Service presented at each Convention and recognizes an undergraduate who has excelled in the area of Jewish communal involvement

At the alumnae level these include:

Leslie Brown Shiffman Outstanding Advisor Award is presented at each Convention and recognizes the most outstanding advisor of the biennium as nominated by the undergraduates or other volunteers

Susan Rudd Cohen Award for Jewish Communal Service is presented at each Convention to recognize an alumna for outstanding commitment to the Jewish community at either the local, regional or national level

At the chapter level these include:

Philip H. and Susan Rudd Cohen Award for Chapter Jewish Communal Service is presented annually to chapters who have excelled in their work within their local Jewish community.