Welcome to the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation - we are so happy you stopped by!

Thank you for your support of the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation. For almost 50 years, the Foundation has worked with chapters to instill a philanthropic mission within our membership and support several causes on a local, national and international level.

I am honored to serve as Foundation president and look forward to furthering our cause and increasing our impact. From a young age, my parents encouraged me to get involved with volunteering and fundraising, which instilled a love for philanthropy within me. Their encouragement was an inspiration for my career in fundraising.

As a founding member of the Theta Rho Chapter at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, I was drawn to Phi Sigma Sigma’s commitment to philanthropy and service. I look forward to influencing future generations of Phi Sigma Sigma sisters in ensuring they become “women of substance, character, and influence.”

The Foundation plays a crucial part in Phi Sigma Sigma’s advancement of womanhood. Through scholarships, grants and underwriting Fraternity leadership programming, we enhance the lives of our members by assisting them to Aim High and achieve their very best. The Foundation’s impact is felt not just within the walls of our sisterhood, but throughout our campuses and communities, as our sisters donate time and contribute funds to make a positive, lasting impact on themselves and those around them.

This would not be possible without our generous donors who help us support the personal development of our sisters and further our philanthropic cause of school and college readiness on a local, national and international level.

I hope you will join us as we continue to Aim High!

Thank you,


Vanessa Freeman Zerhusen

Theta Rho Chapter at University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation President