Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc., created in 1974 as a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 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.

Symphony Society

We honor your commitment to music and Sigma Alpha Iota. You have made it possible for SAI to fulfill the vision of her seven Founders for over 100 years. Certainly there have been changes through the years.

But through all the changes, one thing remains the same: SAI ’s commitment to serving our members, as well as musicians all over the world, through our scholarships, grants and special projects. Our foundation, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc., is the vehicle for providing the necessary funding, and we are asking that you make a personal commitment with a contribution again this year.

On another note, SAI Philanthropies, Inc. is excited about the renewed effort of our Bold Notes project, which many of you participated in years ago. The Library of Congress has asked us to begin using software to make music available to people with limited sight. We applaud those members and chapters who are willing to spend time making this project succeed.

Through Impact Grants and Chapter Outreach Grants, our chapters across the nation have a wide-reaching impact on people in all sizes of communities, from young children to college students to professional musicians.

We know that your continued support will allow these projects and scholarships to continue to grow and succeed. A personal contribution adds your name to the Symphony Society for this year. A list of annual donors is displayed on a plaque near a beautiful mural at National Headquarters and appears in PAN PIPES.

We thank you for your past gifts and we look forward to seeing your name in the current roster of members who believe in the mission of Sigma Alpha Iota. Please send in your contribution today.

1903 Club

New graduates are invited to become a member of the 1903 Club of SAI Philanthropies, Inc.
Sigma Alpha Iota is not a place, it’s a journey. Continue yours today.

1903 club logoUpon graduation, members donating within the first year of alumnae status become a member of the 1903 Club, acknowledging their support of SAI.

Members of the 1903 Club:

  • Become part of an exclusive network of recent graduates
  • Strengthen the foundation of the fraternity
  • Support the many scholarships, grants, and special projects funded by SAI Philanthropies, Inc.
  • Get access to new social media content to show your SAI pride
  • This donation should be made within the first year of attaining alumnae status to be granted this special recognition.

Members will receive a personal link for paying national Alumnae Association dues and making a donation to SAI Philanthropies when their chapter treasurer reports them as new graduates.

Symphony Society brochure


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panslegacyThe Board of Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. has a planned giving initiative, PAN'S LEGACY. This is SAI's way of recognizing a special group of people who have documented inclusion of Sigma Alpha Iota in their estate plan.

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. The scholarships and grants that are awarded to individuals and music institutions create ongoing inspiration for the next generation of musicians and teachers, and your gift will make that possible. All donors making a documented commitment in their estates are entitled to PAN’S LEGACY membership.

There is a special display mural at National Headquarters. Names of those who have left a legacy to SAI Philanthropies, Inc. are permanently displayed (Download the current catalog of names here). Inquiries about this program and requests for a packet to be used in documenting your gift may be directed to SAI Philanthropies, Inc. through National Headquarters:

Pan's Legacy
One Tunnel Rd
Asheville, NC 28805

A Statement of Intent may be downloaded here to fill out and send in to National Headquarters.