The sun first rose in 1995 shedding light onto 18 sunflowers determined to create an inclusive and empowering space for womxn to achieve their goals and leadership potential.
Now 25 years later, there are hundreds of sunflowers blooming across the country and the globe standing on the pillars of service, strength, scholarship, diversity, unity, leadership and most importantly sisterhood to achieve their version of excellence.
To commemorate 25 years of sisterhood, the National Executive Council of Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc. is hosting a series of virtual events for our Founder’s Week. Below is information on what to expect and how you can participate.
Fleur De Lis Grand Prix
Oct. 12-18 (Mon.-Sun.)
Focus: Service & Philanthropy
On your marks, get set, serve!
Download the Charity Miles App, pick a cause, and get those miles in! You can bike, walk, run as much and as long as you want — each step will raise funds for the philanthropic organization of your choice. There’s more than a dozen to pick from, but we ask sisters and undergraduate chapters to select groups also empowering women or an organization that most closely aligns with a chapter’s local philanthropy. There will be giveaway for sisters who keep up the momentum and moral by participating throughout the week, and prizes for sisters who raise the most money. The winners will be crowned the champions of the Fleur De Lis Grand Prix and win the grand prize.
Oct. 15 (Thu.) at 7 p.m.
Focus: Leadership, Strength
There would be no us without them.
Hear from a few of the women who broke barriers and helped create the sisterhood we know and love today. There will be a Q&A portion with our founders and other virtual activities. A Zoom link will be e-mailed to the sisterhood to attend the event and posted in our private channels.
Silver Sunflower Awards
Oct. 18 (Sun.) at 7 p.m.
Focus: Diversity, Unity, Sisterhood
Getting Classy and Oh! So Sassy
Join us for a virtually formal night as we honor 25 womxn who have impacted our sisterhood and continue to embody our pillars of excellence in all they do. It will be a night of music and celebration as we reflect on how far our sisterhood has come and the Silver Sunflowers who got us here. A Zoom link will be e-mailed to sisters who have been nominated. The event link will also be sent to the sisterhood and posted in our private channels.
Commemorating 25 Years: T-shirt Contest
Oct. 17 (Sat.): Submissions Close
To unite our sisterhood and mark 25 our 25th anniversary, we are hosting a t-shirt design contest, sponsored by Alpha Chapter. All of the proceeds raised via this initiative will be used for projects that help develop and empower our sisterhood.
Be sure to also participate in our Virtual Sisterhood Spirit Week on Instagram and Facebook as we celebrate 25 years of our Hoy y Siempre!