Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Gamma Delta!

Happy 114th Founder’s Day, Alpha Gamma Delta! Today, we celebrate your wonderful organization’s sisterhood & tradition! With over 189,000 initiated members in more than 125 active collegiate chapters across the United States it is no wonder the amount of dedication your sisters have for your organization!

On May 30, 1904, Alpha Gamma Delta was founded at Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York. Their eleven founders include: Ethel Evelyn Brown Distin, Flora Knight Mayer, Georgia Alberta Dickover, Estelle Shepard Beswick, Emily Helen Butterfield, Edith MacConnell Hickok, Georgia Otis Chipman, Grace Mosher Harter, Mary Louise Snider, Jennie Titus Smith Morris and Marguerite Shepard (below is a photo of them).

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Alpha Gam’s special symbols include: red & buff roses with green asparagus plumosa fern for their flower, a pearl as their official jewel, and a squirrel as their mascot. Their colors are red, buff & green and their official open motto is: “Live With Purpose”and their vision statement is”Inspire the Woman. Impact the World.” The official philanthropy motto for Alpha Gamma Delta is “Full Plates. Hearts. Minds.” to help fight hunger. In 2017 they partnered with Meals on Wheels & Feeding America to help end hunger & raise awareness of this great cause.

Flora Knight Mayer's Floral Wreath
Flora Knight Mayer’s Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

In honor of your founder’s day Ollie + Ivy is releasing a very new sorority design called, Flora Knight Mayer’s Floral Wreath. This beautiful floral wreath design features gorgeous red & buff flowers with greenery to represent your sorority colors and a fun added feather! For the next week you can get FREE SHIPPING on this Ollie + Ivy exclusive Sorority design with coupon code: “ALPHAGAM” at checkout. Vaild thru 06/06/18.

 

 

We hope you a have a very memorable Founder’s day that is filled with sisterhood & tradition! If you want to read more about the history of Alpha Gamma Delta, then check out their awesome website and historical timeline!

xo,
Ollie+Ivy!

 

 

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The adorable Alpha Gamma Delta feature photo is courtesy of @brittanybolt instagram account. She is a member of  @agdboisestate!

Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Delta Pi!

History-TitleHappy 167th Founder’s Day, Alpha Delta Pi! We celebrate your organization today for so many years of sisterhood & tradition! With over 220,000 initiated members in more than 160 chapters across the United States & Canada you are one incredible & rooted organization!

Alpha Delta Pi was founded on May 15, 1851, at Georgia Female College (now better known as Wesleyan Female College) in Macon, Georgia. Their six founders include: Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Williams Mitchell, Sophronia Woodruff Dews, Octavia Andrew Rush, Mary Evans Glass, and Ella Pierce Turner.

ADPi’s special symbols include: the woodland violet for their flower, a diamond as their official jewel, and a lion as their mascot. Their colors are azure & white and their official open motto is: “We Live For Each Other”. Ronald McDonald House Charities is their official philanthropy and since their partnership began in 1979 they have raised over $12,680,000 (WHOA!!!!) which is absolutely amazing! Another fun fact is that the beautiful singer from Little Big Town, Karen Fairchild, is a member of Alpha Delta Pi, Kappa chapter, at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama!

Sophronia Woodruff Dews' Blue Floral Wreath Shirt
Sophronia Woodruff Dews’ Blue Floral Wreath Shirt | Ollie + Ivy

In honor of your founder’s day Ollie + Ivy is releasing a very new sorority design called, Sophronia Woodruff Dews Blue Floral Wreath. This beautiful floral wreath design features gorgeous flowers in pink, green, & purple along with the year Alpha Delta Pi was founded. For the next week you can get FREE SHIPPING on this Ollie + Ivy exclusive Sorority design with coupon code: “ADPI” at checkout. Vaild thru 05/22/18.

 

 

 

Ollie + Ivy wishes you a memorable Founder’s day that is filled with sisterhood & tradition and another 160+ years of good fortune! If you want to read more about the history of Alpha Delta Pi, then check out their awesome website and historical timeline!

xo,
Ollie+Ivy!

Happy Founder’s Day, Sigma Sigma Sigma

Happy 120th Founder’s Day, Sigma Sigma Sigma! Today you celebrate years of sisterhood and tradition that have brought you to this moment in time of initiation over 125,000 initiated members in more than 112 chapters nationwide! For those who want to know more about this great organization, we put together a brief guide to this great organization!
Sigma Sigma Sigma FoundersSigma Sigma Sigma was founded on April 20th, 1898, at State Female Normal School (now better known as Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Their eight founders included: Margaret Lee Batten, Louise Marie Davis, Martha Trent Featherston, Isabella Merrick, Sallie Jackson Michie, Lelia Scott, Elizabeth Watkins and Lucy Wright.

Tri-Sigma’s special symbols include: a purple violet for their flower, a pearl as their official jewel, and the sailboat as the sails appear full representing our empowered sisterhood that is always moving forward. Their colors are purple & white and their official open motto is: “Faithful Unto Death”. March of Dimes & Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation are their official philanthropies. Over $1,500,000  has been donated for scholarship/leadership programs as well as over $3,000,000 in therapeutic play/child life programs which is absolutely amazing! Another fun fact is that the beautiful Carrie Underwood is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Iota chapter, at Northeastern State University!

Sallie Jackson Michie's Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy
Sallie Jackson Michie’s Floral Wreath

In honor of your founder’s day Ollie + Ivy is releasing a very new sorority design called, Sallie Jackson Michie’s Floral  Wreath. This beautiful floral wreath design features gorgeous flowers in pink, green, & purple along with the year Sigma Sigma Sigma was founded. For the next week you can get FREE SHIPPING on this Ollie + Ivy exclusive Sorority design with coupon code: “TRISIGMA” at checkout. Vaild thru 04/27/18.

 

 

Head over to Tri Sigma National Headquarter Facebook Page to view some cute videos they put together in celebration of this big day! Ollie + Ivy wishes you a memorable Founder’s day that is filled with sisterhood & tradition and another 120+ years of good fortune!

xo,
Ollie+Ivy!

Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Xi Delta!

Happy 125th Founder’s Day, Alpha Xi Delta! While today is your founding date, we know you celebrate your heritage all year long! For those who do not know about Alpha Xi Delta, we put together some history and info behind this awesome organization so you can see how great they are!

Alpha Xi Delta FoundersAlpha Xi Delta was founded on April 17th, 1893, at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois by ten like-minded women. These women were visionaries who “Wanted to form a local sorority to encourage personal friendships, promote friendlier contacts with the entire student body, and be of active service to the college.”

With the help of Sigma Nu fraternity, the dreams of these women became a reality! Alpha Xi Delta, was one of ten founding organizations that established the National Panhellenic Conference. Today, Alpha Xi Delta has over 130 active chapters with over 175,000 initiated members! The symbols of this sorority are the BetaXi Bear, pink roses, and the quill. Their colors are yellow & blue and their motto is “The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword.” Autism Speaks is their national philanthropy, and they have proudly raised over $7,000,000 for this incredible organization.

Cora Bollinger Block Sunflower Wreath Shirt
Cora Bollinger Block Sunflower Wreath Shirt | Ollie + Ivy

 

In honor of your first President + first Grand President, Cora Bollinger Block, we are releasing our very new Sorority Design, Cora Bollinger Block’s Sunflower Wreath, today! This beautiful sunflower design features their yellow & blue hues with your established date.  For the next week you can get FREE SHIPPING on this Ollie + Ivy exclusive Sorority Design with coupon code: “AXID” at checkout. Valid through 04/24/18.

 

 

 

Here you can read, “A Founder’s Day Letter to our Sisters” from the headquarters of AXiD. Happy Founder’s Day ladies, may it be filled with tradition, memories, sisterhood, & love!

xo,

Ollie + Ivy

“Our eager desire was to do something toward the freeing of all women the world over.” -Almira Cheney, Alpha Xi Delta Founder

Happy Founder’s Day, Gamma Phi Beta!

Happy Founder's Day | Gamma Phi Beta
Gamma Phi Beta Founders
Gamma Phi Beta Founders

Happy 143rd Founder’s Day, Gamma Phi Beta! We just cannot believe how long some organizations have been around and truly believe there is a reason for the longevity of each organization! There are over 140 collegiate Gamma Phi Beta chapters with over 210,000 members! That is just unbelievable to have SUCH a strong bond like your organization has!

Gamma Phi Beta was founded in Syracuse, New York at Syracuse University on November 11th, 1874. Their founders: Helen M. Dodge, Mary A. Bingham, E. Adeline Curtis, & Frances E. Haven would be so honored to see the women that Gamma Phi Beta has led over the years! It is safe to say that with the foundation they laid, Gamma Phi Beta has built confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around them.

You can now get our newest design,”Adeline’s Pink Floral Wreath“, with FREE SHIPPING this week only! Use coupon code: “GAMMAPHIBETA” to remove shipping when checking out thru November 18th!

Adeline's Pink Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy
Adeline’s Pink Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

Shop this tee here >> Adeline’s Pink Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

Happy 143rd Founder’s Day, Gamma Phi Beta! Enjoy the sisterhood + memories today!

xo,

Anna Kate

Happy Founder’s Day, Sigma Kappa!

Happy Founder's Day, Sigma Kappa!

Sigma Kappa Founders

We would like to take a moment today to congratulate Sigma Kappa on 143 years of sisterhood!

Sigma Kappa was founded on this day, November 9th 1874, by five lovely women. Mary Caffrey Low (first female student admitted), Elizabeth Gorham Hoag, Ida Fuller, Frances Mann and Louise Helen Coburn attended Colby College, in Waterville, Maine. Colby College was the first college in the New England area to allow women too attend on an equal basis with men students.

These women came together and created an organization that over 143 years would lead to more than 123 collegiate chapters of 168,000+ women. To say their ideals of “One Heart, One Way” were met, is an understatement!

Today we have our special Sigma Kappa Founder’s Day Tee, Mary Low’s Floral Bouquet, available (below)!

Mary Low's Floral Bouquet | Ollie + Ivy
Mary Low’s Floral Bouquet | Ollie + IvySorority Apparel

For one week only you can get this tee Shipped FREE with coupon code: “SIGMAKAPPA” thru November 16th! Just enter the coupon code at checkout in our Ollie + Ivy site or The Greek Ink Press site to get the discount!

Cheers to 143 years, Sigma Kappa! 1…4…3…..This is the year of much love! ❤

xo,

Anna Kate

Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Sigma Tau!

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Happy 118th Founder’s Day, Alpha Sigma Tau!

Alpha Sigma Tau Founders

What an accomplishment to have an organization grow stronger every year for 118 years! Alpha Sigma Tau was found on November 4, 1899, at Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) in Ypsilanti, Michigan. They had eight lovely founders that paved the way for all: Helene M. Rice, Mayene Tracy, Adriance Rice, Eva O’Keefe, May Gephart, Mabel Chase, Ruth Dutcher, and Harriet Marx. These women would be so impressed with the sisterhood that has been built on their foundation.

You can now get our newest design, Mayene’s Yellow Rose Wreath, with FREE SHIPPING this week only! Use coupon code: “FOUNDERSDAY” to remove shipping when checking out!

Mayene's Yellow Rose Wreath

We hope everyone has a wonderful Founder’s Day filled with tons of new memories and sisterhood! Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Sigma Tau!

xo,

Anna Kate

Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Epsilon Phi!

Happy Founder's Day, Alpha Epsilon Phi!

Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Epsilon Phi! Here at Ollie + Ivy we wish you a wonderful day filled with sisterhood.

Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded on October 24th, 1909 at Barnard College in Morningside Heights, NYC by seven Jewish women; Helen Phillips Lipman, Ida Beck Carlin, Rose Gerstein Smolin, Augustina “Tina” Hess Solomon, Lee Reiss Liebert, Rose Salmowitz Marvin, and Stella Strauss Sinsheimer. These women established such an amazing organization that focuses on “Many Hearts, One Purpose.” That saying is so true, even to this day, with over 100 chapters and 80,000 members initiated over the 108 years!

Ida's Greenery Bouquet | Ollie + Ivy
Ida’s Greenery Bouquet | Ollie + Ivy

In honor of your founders we created a watercolor floral design to commemorate this special day! You can now get, “Ida’s Greenery Bouquet“, for only $18 SHIPPED this week only (10/24 to 10/31)! No coupon code required.

This video was created by Alpha Epsilon Phi and does a wonderful job telling the story of Alpha Epsilon Phi!

May this day and all your days be filled with sisterly love! Happy Founder’s Day!

xo,

Anna Kate

Happy Founder’s Day, Delta Zeta!

Happy Founder's Day, Delta Zeta!

Happy 115th Founder’s Day to the lovely Delta Zeta Ladies!

Delta Zeta was founded on October 24th, 1902 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio by six close friends in a male dominated school. These women would be so happy to see that their legacy has not only lived on but prospered into such an amazing organization! Over the 115 years, Delta Zeta has initiation over 260,000 members! That is simply incredible.

Delta Zeta Founders
Alfa Lloyd, Mary Collins, Anna Keen, Julia Bishop, Mabelle Minton and Anne Simmons.

Today we introduce our newest floral watercolor design in honor of your founders day today! You can now get Anna’s Rose + Laurel Wreath, for only $18 SHIPPED this week (10/24 to 10/31)! No coupon code required!

Anna's Rose + Laurel Wreath | Ollie + Ivy
Anna’s Rose + Laurel Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

We wish you a day filled with sisterhood + tradition, Delta Zeta!

xo,

Anna Kate

Happy Founder’s Day, Kappa Delta!

Today is a special day for Kappa Delta, as they celebrate 120 years of sisterhood & tradition!

Kappa Delta was founded on October 23rd, 1897 at State Female Normal School in Farmville, Virginia (Longwood University, today). Four women came together and created this wonderful organization that has initiated over 250,000 women over the years.

Today, we have created a beautiful design, Sara Turner White’s Laurel Wreath, that was created just for Kappa Delta in memory of your Founder. For one week (10/23 to 10/30), you can get this design printed for only $18 SHIPPED! No coupon code necessary!

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Sara Turner White’s Laurel Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

According to Kappa Delta’s website this is what they said about Sara, and why we thought she was the perfect Founder to honor!

SARA TURNER WHITE

“The daughter of a Virginia state senator, Sara was a true Southern belle and very popular on campus. In later years, she frequently hosted Founders Day festivities as her home, and readings of the Ritual on those occasions invariably brought tears to her eyes.”

 

 

 

Here is a wonderful video that Kappa Delta featured on their website to their Founders and heritage! Enjoy!

 

Again, Happy Founder’s Day, Kappa Delta!

xo,

Anna Kate