Do you ever stop and wonder what Mary, Mary and Martha were thinking about as they planned the debut of the Philomathean Society in 1852? Were there many secret meetings by candlelight in the original Wesleyan building as they gathered members and wrote the first Ritual? What was the buzz like on campus on March 4, 1852, when these three women announced to their classmates that the Philomathean Society was Wesleyan’s newest literary society? It’s incredible to think what it must have been like for these women during that time, and if they ever imagined in their wildest dreams that their legacy would live on in the lives of women around the world for 167 years.
In honor of our three pioneering Founders, Phi Mu Foundation hosts its annual M3 Campaign each March to encourage members to invest in our sisterhood and support the lifetime development of Phi Mu women. Contributions to the M3 Campaign benefit the Foundation’s annual fund which ensures the Foundation can maintain healthy operations, while also investing in scholarships and leadership programs, emergency assistance for members in their greatest time of need, and the preservation of our Fraternity’s history.
Join us from March 1-31 and participate in the M3 Campaign, either with your collegiate or alumnae chapter, or by making an individual contribution to the Foundation. We encourage collegiate chapters to consider participating in the M3 Campaign at 100% – meaning 100% of their members commit to fundraising and/or donating at least $18.52 to the Foundation during the month of March. As a token of our appreciation, collegiate chapters that participate at 100% will receive a Phi Mu Foundation T-shirt for every member in their chapter, and alumnae and friends of Phi Mu who make a contribution to the M3 Campaign of $100 or more will receive a Phi Mu Foundation beach towel.
The M3 Campaign is the largest annual fund campaign of the year and every gift makes a big difference in the life of a Phi Mu sister who is preparing to make her mark on the world. Help continue the legacy started by our Founders who were bound by this sisterhood to help empower other women in pursuit of a bolder tomorrow. The future is now. The future is Phi Mu.