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Q&A with Peg Steffen Sant'Ambrogio

Indiana Epsilon Peg Steffen Sant'Ambrogio

Q: How are you currently active in Pi Phi?
PSS: Currently, I’m Co-Chair of the St. Louis Alumnae Club’s Book Interest Group and also serve on their Nominating Committee. I formerly wrote and mailed the quarterly newsletter and after that was President of the club.

Q: You are also active at Sign of the Arrow. What role do you play there?
PSS: Sign of the Arrow is a renowned needlepoint and gift shop owned and operated by the St. Louis Alumnae Club. The shop is run almost solely by volunteers and has been in business since 1966. I help as a sales volunteer and previously served in several leadership roles on the board. I love Sign of the Arrow not only because of its Pi Phi roots, but because all of our proceeds benefit local charities, including Pi Beta Phi Foundation.

Q: Why do you give back to Pi Beta Phi Foundation?
PSS: When I was a collegian in the 1950s, there was little financial aid available for female students. I was fortunate to be one of five recipients of the largest scholarship given to women at DePauw University. I was extremely grateful to be awarded this scholarship. Thus, I’ve always felt that supporting scholarship investments in women should be part of my “pay it forward” philanthropy goals, both for Pi Phi Foundation and DePauw University. 

Q: The Foundation’s Emma Harper Turner Fund is also important to you. Why?
PSS: One of our Pi Phi songs has the lyric, “Her arms extending in friendship unending, Pi Phi holds out to you.” I believe the Emma Harper Turner Fund, which provides financial assistance to Pi Phis in need, put these lyrics into concrete practice. The fund helps our sisters when they have nowhere else to turn. I’m proud to be a part of something so positive and impactful.

Q: What do you hope for future generations of Pi Phi leaders, including current collegians and the newly graduated?
PSS: I hope young Pi Phis will continue to value our Fraternity’s ideals. Our heritage of courage, integrity, kindness toward others, and the joy of pursuing knowledge can be a steady compass as these women move through future chapters of their lives. As more and more women take leadership roles in government, business, and academia, I hope our young Pi Phis will be in the forefront of this 21st century trend and infuse our Pi Phi ideals into their positions.

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Tribute Gifts July 1 - September 30, 2016

In memory of Doris Siefarth Amort

Helen Proebstel Swanson

In memory of Patricia Hays Barnett

Cynthia Hazel Carter Bright
Sonia Phipps Brokaw
Carol McKinley Dudley
Nancy Holt Garver
Twyla Willey Kulp

In memory of Rita Bertucci

Barbara McReynolds LaMaster

In memory of Lisa Morrison Bogan

Alexis M. Coleman
South Fairfield County, CT Alumnae Club

In memory of Richard Bowman

Renee Ross Mercer

In memory of Helen Brooks Brashear

Ann Warmack Brookshire
Tyler, TX Alumnae Club

In memory of Brooke Elizabeth Briggs

Carol McKinley Dudley
Michele Robinson Gagliardi

In memory of Mary Lou Agnew Canaday

Palm Springs-Desert Cities, CA Alumnae Club

In memory of Arlene Mazzulla Christen

Barbara Davis Moore

In memory of Julia Ann Consalus

Fran DeSimone Becque
Diane M. Bielman
Lou Ann Montgomery Carter
Jan Kincaid Clifford
Amy Strickland Dreller
Jean Perry Eggerman
Julie McKittrick Engelbrecht
Maurine Hager Jones
Leisa Ebeling Lowrey
Betsy West McCune
Melissa Dates Schmidt
Emily Russell Tarr
Mary Loy Tatum
Carol Inge Warren
Hallee Winnie

In memory of Lou Ann Chase Daldrup

Klaire Kaufman Pirtle

In memory of Geneve Conaway DeLauer

Susan E. Lombardi

In memory of Jean Botsford Dillard

Cascade, OR Alumnae Club

In memory of Cayla Dimaano

Leisa Ebeling Lowrey

In memory of Patricia Thorpe Dolliver

Helen Hyde Harryman

In memory of Martha Bowman Ebeling

Fran DeSimone Becque
Diane M. Bielman
Jan Kincaid Clifford
Melissa Malone Colvin
Amy Strickland Dreller
Kathy Wager Ewing
Laura Judd Fulton
Alison Veit Heafitz
Barbara McReynolds LaMaster
Carolyn Pavletich Lesh
Patricia Baird Link
Betsy West McCune
Carol Inge Warren

In memory of Jeanne McClean Ehekircher

Marlene Brubaker

In memory of Pat Williams Farley

Jennifer Eaton Penland

In memory of Brittany Feldman

Kathy Wager Ewing

In memory of Gene Carr Fenley

John Fenley

In memory of Lois Crumbaker Frazier

Nancy Jo Lefferson Gass

In memory of David Geeting

Carol Inge Warren

In memory of Jeanne Fetter Greenhaw

William K. Greenhaw

In memory of Nancy Wilkinson Hawley

Sally Rowe Jones

In memory of Sarah Hodgdon Henson

Susan Crane Kyle

In memory of Sabrina Kelley

Alabama Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi

In memory of Betty Klein

Lynne Nordhoff

In memory of Christopher Lynn Lawson

Carolyn Lauren Banks

In memory of Jean Black Lelek

Edmund V. Lelek

In memory of Cynthia Jones Liebe

Sharon Gladwin Dalrymple
Leslie Willard Dunsworth
Pamela Sabeck Fitzgerald
Susan Cohenour Johnson
Becky Akin Larsen
Carol Sexton Paulk
Sally Minning Shoemaker
Christine Kajikawa Wilkinson

In memory of William Malone

Melissa Malone Colvin

In memory of James Mattioli

Debbie Sun Wang

In memory of Shirley Williams Nebergall

Judy Friend Strohm

In memory of Helen Dowell Powell

Julie Gempel Lindstrom

In memory of Marjorie Purnell

Carolyn Braselton Townsend

In memory of Lu Ann Browning Redman

Vanessa Ann Redman

In memory of Casey Hazel Rose

Lindsey Germono Glodt

In memory of Ellie Turnbull Sassano

MaryMargaret McDonough

In memory of Reece Schwing

Melissa Dates Schmidt

In memory of Marion Appleman Schwinn

Nancy Jo Lefferson Gass

In memory of Gloria Cloud Skade

Patricia Skade Rogers

In memory of Elizabeth Alexander Smith

North San Diego, CA Alumnae Club

In memory of Connie Hasabales Taylor

Sally Minning Shoemaker
Valley of the Moon, CA Alumnae Club

In memory of Emmett Trant

Carol Inge Warren

In memory of Gloria Larsen Wagner

Heather Wilson Miller
Marcia Perry Nix

In memory of Joan Hutchens Wanamaker

Cypress Creek-North West Houston, TX Alumnae Club

In memory of Suzanne Walker Weber

Susan Perry Brockway
Mary Chattin Saunders
Lucy Baker Warner

In memory of William F. Whittom

Fran DeSimone Becque
Leisa Ebeling Lowrey
Renee Ross Mercer
Emily Russell Tarr
Mary Loy Tatum

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