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Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies   

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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:

Pan's Legacy

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.

Symphony Society

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.

Award Winners

For a complete listing of SAI Philanthropies Awards recipients, click here.

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A Gift of Music   


A gift to SAI Philanthropies is "A Gift of Music." Your continued interest and financial support are greatly appreciated. All gifts are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to SAI Philanthropies, Inc. and mail to:

SAI Philanthropies, Inc.
One Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Or donate through our secure online store, SAI Shop.
Click the arrow beside 'SAI Philanthropies Inc.' to begin.

Distinguished Service   

Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. periodically presents its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to individuals who have given extraordinary service to Philanthropies over many years. The award is a pin/pendant, a gold disc with an embossed gold rose. Past recipients include:

Helen May
National Convention in Minneapolis, MN

Ruth Sickafus
National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio

Carol Downs
Phi Province Day in Montclair, NJ

Eugenie Dengel
Phi Province Day in Montclair, NJ

Elsie Wright Sterrenberg
National Convention in Denver, CO

Margaret Rankin Rittenhouse
National Convention in Dallas, TX

Arlene Jospe Veron
National Convention in Orlando, FL


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