Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship Winners!
We hope you enjoyed attending our Garden Party Scholarship Benefit on June 12, and congratulations to our scholarship winners! The Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Association presented $1,000 scholarships to three college students from our area who are leaders in their sororities at their respective universities. The young women were selected based on their outstanding academic records, their involvement and leadership on campus, and in community activities.
Rachel Zun is a graduate of New Trier High School. She attends Cornell University where she is a sophomore Varsity Gymnast. A sophomore, Rachel is majoring in Human Development with a Pre-Med emphasis, carrying a 4.0 GPA. She has received Dean's List honors and was selected as an Academic All-American for her academic achievements. Rachel is a member of the Pre-Health organization and serves as secretary of Cornell's Student Athletes Advisory Council. She is the Director of Service & Philanthropy, and the Health and Wellness Chair for the Pi Beta Phi chapter at Cornell. Rachel is involved with the Special Olympics Club and has helped with Illinois' Special Olympics as a gymnastics instructor and counselor. She is a member of the League of Women Voters, and serves as Vice Chair of the American Cancer Junior Board.
Isabella Clifford is a graduate of Resurrection College Prep High School. She attends the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she is a junior. Isabella is studying Recreation, Sport & Tourism with a minor in Leadership Studies; she has a 3.94 GPA. Isabella is a member of the James Scholars Honors Program for the College of Applied Health Sciences. Isabella has been a leader in her sorority – Alpha Omicron Pi – and for the Panhellenic Council. She has served her sorority as Assistant VP for Chapter Development, VP for Administration, and Panhellenic Delegate. Isabella is currently serving as Director of Recruitment Counselors for the Panhellenic Council. In addition, she mentors a first-year student. Isabella has volunteered with the Chicago Park System camps, the Say Yes to Forests Campaign, and helped pass a referendum for the forest preserves in Champaign, IL.
Lauren Lundgaard is a graduate of Glenbrook North High School. She attends Texas Christian University where she is double-majoring in Marketing and Management. Lauren is a member of the John V. Roach Honors College at TCU and carried a 3.91 GPA. She is a member of TCU Young Life, the American Marketing Association, and the Neeley Mentorship Program. Lauren serves as president of the Pi Beta Phi chapter at TCU. She has volunteered at Castaway Club Young Life Camp, as a Sunday School teacher at Ft. Worth City Church, with the Honors College Community Service Organization, and with Champions are Readers, a volunteer experience with other members of Pi Beta Phi.
Linda Grandolfo accepts the Barbara Daugs Hunt Award for service
CNSAP President Linda Grandolfo was honored with the Barbara Daugs Hunt Award at Alpha Omicron Pi's 2021 Convention for her many years of service to the organization.
As a member of AOII, she expressed her thanks and privilege to work on their shared philanthrophy, the Arthritis Foundation, during a reception in her honor at the Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago on April 24, 2022. National members of the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation and our Chicago North Shore Alumnae were on hand to congratulate her for her dedicated service.
Since 1967, the Fraternity has enjoyed an important partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, supporting arthritis research, Juvenile Arthritis Camps, and arthritis awareness.
Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae is a Jeopardy Champion!
In November of 2019, Alex Damisch won three games on the popular TV show "Jeopardy," securing her status as a "Jeopardy" Champion. Alex, a data scientist, is a long-time participant in academic competitions. She was involved in quizbowl in Jr. High, as an undergrad at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, and as a graduate student of DePaul University. Currently, Alex keeps up her skills regularly playing trivia with her data scientist teammates in Logan Square. The team is appropriately named "She blinded me with data science."
Alex is a Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae from Northbrook, while her mother Patty Damisch, a Gamma Phi Beta, is on the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic board. Articles on Alex's experience and success can be found in the Nov. 29, Dec. 2, and Dec. 3 issues of the Chicago Tribune. Also, in the Logan Square neighborhood publication Block Club Chicago.
Volunteering at Bernie's Book Bank
There were two sisterhood afternoons of sorting books in October, 2019, as we assisted the Bernie's Book Bank staff in preparing new and used children's books for distribution throughout Chicagoland.
CNSA Panhellenic President Linda Grandolfo (top rt; Alpha Omicron Pi) and Beth Kemp (center; Kappa Kappa Gamma) joined the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta on October 19. Then, on October 22, our Panhellenic women gave even more. Our chapter gathered to help process, sort, and organize quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers, and school-aged children. Volunteering has proven to be a rewarding opportunity for sorority sisters, friends, and family members, as we pitched in to give back. We enjoyed the teamwork and knowing our efforts were going towards such a worthy cause. Way to go, Panhellenic!
CNWSAP Stylin' for Scholars Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon 2019
The Chicago Northwest Suburban Alumnae Panhellenic chapter holds an annual scholarship luncheon benefit to raise funds for local area high school and collegiate sorority women. CNSAP loves to support our neighboring Panhellenic members. In 2019, the Stylin' for Scholars event showcased fall fashions from White House Black Market, a themed basket raffle, silent auction, and luncheon. (lft. to rt.) Susan Hurley, Ann Marie Barry, and CNSAP president Linda Grandolfo, traveled to the Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington IL, to attend the event. We like to help our sisters out!
New Governance Structure Announced for NPC
In October, 2018, during the National Panhellenic Conference annual meeting, the board of directors approved revised governing documents that allow for the development of a new organizational and governance structure designed to make the Conference more nimble and responsive to the most pressing challenges facing students, campus partners and the greater Panhellenic community.
About Our CNSA Panhellenic Members
Our membership draws from across the north suburbs of the Chicagoland area. We bring women of all ages and all member sororities together, working for the common goals of philanthropy and community service.
Our Delegates meet regularly at different locations to plan the next annual Scholarship Benefit, The Sorority Life informational gatherings, exchange ideas, socialize, and make other important decisions that will bring positve effects to our Chicago North Shore community.
Want to Become a Member?
We established this Association because we encourage all women to investigate what belonging to a sorority can mean to them. We are proud of our contributions and service to our communities, believing that being a sorority member has helped us become well-rounded, more considerate, and giving individuals.
There are members of all ages in our group who share our passion for volunteerism and philanthropy. We are always pleased to welcome new members who bring a breath of fresh air and new ideas to the group.
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