Introducing our 2024 Scholarship Winners!

Welcome Emmaline Schuh, Lille Ochs, Kailey Gara and Samantha Nash as our scholarship honorees for 2024. These incredible women were each recipients of a $1,500 scholarship, with a special Commendation Award of $500 to Samantha. The honorees were selected based on the highest merits for Academic or Service in their sororities and at their college or university, are members of a National Panhellenic Conference sorority, and who reside in the Chicago North suburbs.


The scholarship women were formally recognized at our annual Scholarship Dinner Benefit celebration held on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield. The theme was "50 Years of Brilliance," celebrating Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic's 50 years. Learn more about this exciting, recent event and see photos on our Scholarship Dinner Benefit 2024 page.



Charles B. Harding Award for Distinguished Service to Linda B. Grandolfo

The Arthritis Foundations's Charles B. Harding Award for Distinguished Service is the highest level of national volunteer recognition from the Foundation. The award was established in 1976 in honor of one of the Foundation’s most well-known chairs, a nationally regarded philanthropist. 


Linda B. Grandolfo, the Harding Award honoree at this year’s conference, didn’t know she would eventually encounter arthritis herself, firsthand. She first got to know the Foundation through Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII), the female college fraternity supporting our work since 1967, which she joined and has poured her heart into ever since. Linda saw early on what a worthwhile cause this is, and has shown time after time how much she believes in this important work.


Linda has served on the Arthritis Foundation’s leadership board in the Greater Chicago market for many years, including chairing the board for five years. And she enthusiastically drives fundraising for events and building awareness. Linda has also continued cultivating her deep roots with AOII, encouraging her sisters’ ongoing support of the Foundation’s mission. AOII presented their biggest gift ever to the Foundation in 2023: $1 million to help fund summer camps for kids with JA, the JA Family Summit, scholarships, support of CARRA, the Arthritis Helpline, and several scientific research initiatives. 

Linda’s commitment and dedication to the arthritis community is unparalleled. And the Arthritis Foundation congratulated her with this well-deserved recognition!


NPC Recognizes CNSAP with Prestigious Awards for 2022-23


Congratulations CNSAP, we win again! Our Alumnae Panhellenic has been selected once more as a recipient of the National Panhellenic Conference Programming Excellence and Citation of Merit awards. The awards recognize the success of the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic in meeting the criteria of high achievement and consistent cooperation with NPC.

NPC annually recognizes Alumnae Panhellenic Associations for their outstanding achievements. For Programming Excellence, NPC area coordinators nominate Chapters for going above and beyond to enhance the Panhellenic spirit by hosting events outside of meetings and developing their members at meetings or events through speakers, activities and philanthropy. Citation of Merit Award winners were recognized for supporting College Panhellenics both with scholarship and with their recruitment efforts.

Alumnae Panhellenics are recognized based on their programming accomplishments, work to build positive relationships with their communities, efforts to promote the sorority experience, submission of the Alumnae Panhellenic annual report and continued administration of their Alumnae Panhellenic. Click here to read the full release


Tri Sigma’s 125th Anniversary celebrated Jill Schmidt as Outstanding Alumna, and awarded other remarkable women

Jill Schmidt (top left) was awarded the Outstanding Alumna Award at Sigma Sigma Sigma's 125th Anniversary celebrated on April 22, 2023. Recognized for her leadership, commitment and energy, Jill's many talents and contributions are a driving force to our CNSA Panhellenic. Renata Serpico (top right) was awarded the Emerging Alumna Award. Congratulations to all of our valued Tri Sigmas!

Our Chicago North Shore Chapter won a number of individual and chapter awards. The awards include:

  • Excellence in Volunteerism
  • Excellence in Membership Development
  • Excellence in Membership Recruitment
  • Creative Educational Programming


Volunteering at Bernie's Book Bank

There were two sisterhood afternoons of sorting books in October, 2019, as we assisted the Bernie's Book Bank staff in preparing new and used children's books for distribution throughout Chicagoland.


CNSA Panhellenic President Linda Grandolfo (top rt; Alpha Omicron Pi) and Beth Kemp (center; Kappa Kappa Gamma) joined the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta on October 19. Then, on October 22, our Panhellenic women gave even more. Our chapter gathered to help process, sort, and organize quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers, and school-aged children. Volunteering has proven to be a rewarding opportunity for sorority sisters, friends, and family members, as we pitched in to give back. We enjoyed the teamwork and knowing our efforts were going towards such a worthy cause. Way to go, Panhellenic!



New Governance Structure Announced for NPC

In October, 2018, during the National Panhellenic Conference annual meeting, the board of directors approved revised governing documents that allow for the development of a new organizational and governance structure designed to make the Conference more nimble and responsive to the most pressing challenges facing students, campus partners and the greater Panhellenic community.

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About Our CNSA Panhellenic Members

Our membership draws from across the north suburbs of the Chicagoland area. We bring women of all ages and all member sororities together, working for the common goals of philanthropy and community service.

Our Delegates meet regularly at different locations to plan the next annual Scholarship Benefit, The Sorority Life informational gatherings, exchange ideas, socialize, and make other important decisions that will bring positve effects to our Chicago North Shore community.  


Want to Become a Member?

We established this Association because we encourage all women to investigate what belonging to a sorority can mean to them. We are proud of our contributions and service to our communities, believing that being a sorority member has helped us become well-rounded, more considerate, and giving individuals.


There are members of all ages in our group who share our passion for volunteerism and philanthropy. We are always pleased to welcome new members who bring a breath of fresh air and new ideas to the group.


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