Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Southern California Council and its chapters have supported the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) since Phi Mu adopted it as a national philanthropy in 1986. Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the specialized care provided by children's hospitals across the United States and Canada. These 170 hospitals treat over 17 million children every year, providing the most current available technology and diagnosis, life-saving research, and preventative education for the children and their families. Over 75 corporate sponsors partner with their community CMN hospital each year, and have raised over $3 billion dollars of support since CMN's inception in 1983. In Phi Mu's 25 years as a national-level sponsor, collegiate and alumnae chapters nationwide have raised over $7 million dollars for children's hospitals in their local communities through grassroots efforts. The hospitals served by the Southern CA chapters are Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. The alumnae chapters in those communities volunteer in many ways through fundraising and service.
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Until Children's Hospital of Orange County was included as a CMN hospital in 2006, area chapters served CHLA. Following a tradition begun by the Orange County alumnae, the Los Angeles chapter hosts a successful wine tasting event every year that combines sales, raffles and a silent auction. CHLA conducts a "Holidays from the Heart" program during the holiday season for which volunteers sponsor a family and purchase gifts. And lastly, Phi Mus have manned the phone banks during the CHLA phone-a-thon conducted each August. Phi Mus from all chapters are welcome to participate; details are available on the Los Angeles chapter website.
Children's Hospital of Orange County
CHOC was designated as a CMN hospital in 2006, and the Orange County chapter now directly supports it through a variety of service projects. In 2006, the Orange County chapter began adopting a CHOC family for Christmas. In addition, the Orange County Chapter has also begun celebrating Phi Mu's National Philanthropy Day with a BYOBook Drive, where members donate children's books for donation to CHOC. All Phi Mus are welcome to join the Orange County chapter in its support of CHOC; details are available on the Orange County chapter website.
Phi Mu Foundation
Phi Mu Foundation is the educational, philanthropic and fundraising arm of Phi Mu Fraternity. It raises funds to help meet the educational and leadership development needs of collegians and alumnae.
Phi Mu Foundation preserves our history of yesterday, provides grants and scholarships for educational and leadership development needs of today and prudently manages our donors contributions to provide for our members forever.