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National Panhellenic Conference and NPC Foundation Present the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence with Funds to Support Amplifying Sorority Research Projects

By November 1, 2023March 7th, 2024News Release, Press Release

Indianapolis, Indiana – The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and NPC Foundation have donated $25,000 in continued partnership with the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence (FFE)’s Amplifying Sorority research project.  This contribution underscores the organization’s commitment to data-driven storytelling about the impact of lifelong sorority membership.

“NPC is committed to investing in our sorority community, to learning more about our current and future members, and to articulating the significance of the sorority experience,” said Kelly Beck, NPC chair. “In today’s changing world, it is imperative that we continue to invest in research to grow and champion the sorority experience.”

The Amplifying Sorority effort is influenced by NPC sorority leadership to benefit the sorority experience directly. In alignment with NPC strategic priorities and building upon previously conducted research, this project will include studies to assist in driving membership growth and retention, as well as increasing affinity and enhancing the alumnae experience. The Amplifying Sorority effort has a goal of at least ten research projects by 2026, with actionable toolkits and research insights provided to sorority community leaders for quick implementation.

“The NPC Foundation exists to support our sorority community,” said Diane Straker, NPC Foundation president, “We are proud to partner in this effort to put more research and information into the hands of our sorority leaders.” 

FFE has established the Industry Research – Women’s Initiatives Fund to receive organizational and individual gifts designated to advance women’s fraternal organization research initiatives. The Women’s Research Committee, comprised of sorority executives, inter/national presidents, staff from NPC and industry leaders, with authorization from the FFE Board, will guide the use of this fund. 


About the National Panhellenic Conference 

NPC is the trade association for 26 national and international sororities and is one of the largest organizations advocating for the sorority experience. Through its advocacy, NPC highlights the importance of women’s-only spaces and showcases the transformational power of the sorority experience. For more information, including a complete list of NPC sororities, visit or find NPC on Instagram and Facebook

About the National Panhellenic Conference Foundation (NPC Foundation) 

Established in 1995, the mission of the National Panhellenic Conference Foundation is to support the priorities and initiatives of the National Panhellenic Conference. The NPC Foundation does so through prudent investment and disbursement of funds that enable the Conference to better advocate for and support the sorority experience. (

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