Women Supporting Women: Circle of Sisterhood Foundation

In the world, two third of illiterate adults are women and less than 7% of adults have a college degree. Due to the lack of access to education in poor countries across the world and statistics similar to these, the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation was born. Ginny Carroll began Circle of Sisterhood in 2009 with a mission to support women across the world and grant them access to education. Education has the ability to lift these women out from their current situation and opens new doors for themselves and their families. 

To spark the movement, Carroll reached out to the largest groups of college educated women she could: Sorority women. Using the combined efforts of women across the nation, Circle of Sisterhood has been breaking down obstacles to education for women across more than 20 countries. These women have fundraised, gone out on service trips, built schools, and interacted with the women this philanthropy supports. The impact of Circle of Sisterhood has been incredible since becoming active in 2010. More than $1,000,000 in grant money has been raised to fund scholarships, buy essentials, and increase the quality of existing programs. 

Our own Panhellenic Council, made up of each of our campus’s sororities, has adopted Circle of Sisterhood as a campus wide philanthropy this year. Sisters from each chapter make up the Circle of Sisterhood Committee and are working together to raise money for the Foundation. Be on the lookout for tabling and events from Circle of Sisterhood for your chance to make an incredible impact on the lives of women across the world!

More information at https://circleofsisterhood.org/