Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc., created in 1974 as a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, is the charitable arm of Sigma Alpha Iota, international music fraternity. Its mission is to promote all aspects of music creation, performance and scholarship; and encourage service for and through music on the campus, in the community, in the nation, and throughout the world.
The mission of Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. is to support the educational and charitable goals of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity through philanthropic endeavors.
To establish and maintain a lasting financial base for funding educational projects.
To provide opportunities to build strong leaders through education and leadership training.
To promote the musical growth of fraternity members and chapters.
To manage financial resources to develop and sustain educational programs and initiatives.
To support all aspects of music on campus, in the community, in the nation, and throughout the world.
To inspire the generosity of donors in support of the organization's philanthropic musical goals.
The diverse projects of Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. are designed to:
- Promote all phases of music, including history, composition, performance, appreciation, and criticism, and to aid and recognize those learning or serving in any field of music
- Raise the standards of all aspects of music among students and teachers in American colleges, conservatories, and universities
- Develop stronger bonds of musical interest and understanding between foreign countries and the United States of America
- Receive property of any kind, whether real or personal, and to administer and apply such property and the income there from exclusively for charitable, educational, and literary purposes
In serving these purposes, the work of Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. is under the supervision of its Board of Directors and is supported by Sigma Alpha Iota chapters, individual SAI members, and interested friends throughout the country.
Support for the many philanthropic endeavors of SAI Philanthropies, Inc, is always appreciated. Further information can be found in these specific areas:
By making a gift to SAI Philanthropies through your estate, you can provide perpetual support for future projects designed to carry out the ideals of SAI. Click here for more infomation.
Your continued support will allow the SAI Philanthropies projects and scholarships to continue to grow and succeed. A personal contribution to SAI Philanthropies, Inc. adds your name to the Symphony Society for this year. Click here for more information.
People-to-People projects provide material assistance and encouragement to schools, music organizations and musicians in developing countries in many parts of the world where small things can make a big difference. Click here for more information.
For a complete listing of SAI Philanthropies Awards recipients, click here.