Alpha Epsilon Pi’s Philanthropic Program
The Alpha Epsilon Pi Official Philanthropy Program (OPP) is committed to supporting Jewish causes to reinforce the Jewish ideal of Tikkun Olam – repairing the world. As an international fraternity, we recognize the role the Jewish people around the world have played in shaping our brothers’ lives. Through our philanthropic endeavors, Alpha Epsilon Pi strives to give back to the Jewish community using the Repair the World Fund to benefit organizations around the world. We aim to give back through the OPP and foster the development of our brothers into responsible citizens as they become the Jewish leaders of tomorrow.
In order to repair the world, the AEPi OPP holds the following values in highest priority:
- Providing assistance to those without adequate resources
- Supporting the fight against debilitating disease
- Developing education
- Strengthening Jewish identity
- Providing opportunities for youth
- Worldwide disaster relief
At our 101st International Convention in Toronto, Canada, Alpha Epsilon Pi began a new, $1,000,000 commitment to 10 Jewish organizations. The goal is to raise the $100,000 for each organization over the next 5 years. However, AEPi has a habit of meeting our goals earlier than expected! Our previous pledge of $700,000 had a goal of 7 years, but we finished it in only 4 years!
For 90 years, BBYO has provided identity enrichment, leadership development, community service opportunities, and educational programs for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens, regardless of background, denominational affiliation, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. Through its programs, BBYO helps strengthen teens’ character and affinity to the Jewish community.
BBI is the oldest Jewish service organization in the world, and has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens, and a leader in global disaster relief.
As a public bone marrow and blood stem cell registry, Gift of Life is a world leader in facilitating transplants for children and adults suffering from life threatening diseases including leukemia, lymphoma, other cancers, and genetic diseases. Gift of Life is an associate donor registry of the National Marrow Donor Program and an accredited registry by the World Marrow Donor Association.
Supporting all veterans regardless of military conflict, Heroes to Heroes provides a suicide prevention and post-traumatic stress management program through spiritual healing and peer support. Heroes to Heroes brings groups of 10 American veterans to Israel for a life-changing journey to assist them in returning to civilian life after serving their country.
ICCF offers clinical support for Israeli children suffering from the devastating disease of cancer, regardless of race, creed, or national origin. Nearly 500 children are diagnosed with cancer in Israel each year, most commonly with leukemia, brain tumors, bone cancers, neuroblastomas, and lymphomas. ICCF works with six of the largest hospitals and medical centers caring for 97% of all children diagnosed with cancer in Israel.
IDFWO provides social, emotional, and financial support to widows and orphans who have suffered the greatest loss: that of a husband or father. Projects include financial support for health bills, grants for school supplies, educational scholarships, summer camps in the United States where orphans can unburden their pain and confront their feelings, and funding for Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations.
With Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economics & Social Council, Innovation: Africa brings Israeli innovation to African villages. In the past five years, Innovation: Africa has provided light, clean water, food, and proper medical care to more than 450,000 people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, and Uganda through solar, drip irrigation, and clean water pumping technologies.
As Israel’s premier institution of informal science education, MadaTech fosters a love of science among Israeli children and youth of all backgrounds. The museum hosts over 500,000 visitors each year, including 75,000 students, and aims to contribute to the successful integration of immigrants through subjects that are not language-bound and address the significant gender gaps in the science achievements of Israeli students.
SWC is a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. SWC is accredited as an NGO at the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE, Organization of American States, the Latin American Parliament, and the Council of Europe.
Birthright aims to change the course of Jewish history and ensure the continuity of the Jewish people by strengthening Jewish identity, Jewish communities, and solidarity with Israel via an educational trip to Israel for Jewish young adults around the world. More than 400,000 young Jewish people from 66 countries have received the gift of a free trip to Israel.