Ashland University's Alpha Phi Sorority Plans Red Dress Gala

10/14/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University's Alpha Phi Sorority is hosting its second annual Red Dress Gala on Nov. 6. The gala, which is open to University friends and members of the community, raises money for the Alpha Phi Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping families in need with assistance ranging from disaster relief to help following a death in the family.

The gala is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Westfield Country Club in the Blair Center, Westfield, Ohio, and will include a live band called Midlife Crisis, a three-course dinner, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $35. The event is open to the public. Please RSVP by Oct. 22 to Kristine Novicki at knovicki@ashland.edu<mailto:knovicki@ashland.edu> or 513-659-8509.

Also part of the Alpha Phi Foundation is the Forget-Me-Not fund, which provides assistance to Alpha Phi alumnae facing serious health issues, natural disasters or other crises. It also offers grants to any undergraduate members who face an interruption of their education due to a financial situation.
The Alpha Phi Foundation donates money to Women's Cardiac Care through the American Heart Association and through encouraging awareness. Women's Cardiac Care is the primary recipient of the money raised for the Alpha Phi Foundation through the Red Dress Gala and other Alpha Phi events.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.