The Akron Alumnae Association prides itself in our commitment to our community.
Through our fundraising efforts with events such as the Friends, Fun and Fleur de Lis Luncheon and Silent Auction, the Akron Alumnae Association is continually working to improve our community through programs such as Kappa Kidney Camp, the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation and Reading Is Fundamental, as well as indiviual efforts such as helping a local sister in need or sending Christmas cards to the elderly.
Check the calendar for upcoming philanthropic events and activities!
Kappa Kidney Camp
Kappa Kidney Camp is a six day, five night camp, specially created for children ages 8-18 who have received a kidney transplant or are on kidney dialysis. The camp takes place at Unlimited Recreation in Ashley, Ohio, to allow the children to enjoy the same every day camp activities as other children can, in an environment specially tailored to their needs. Volunteer medical staff is on-hand throughout the week to monitor the children and attend to their unique medical requirements. The children attend camp at no cost to their families through generous donations to the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio and Kentucky, from the Ohio Chapters and Alumnae Associations of Kappa Kappa Gamma and other fundraising efforts.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation’s express mission is “to enhance the lives of Kappa women, and therefore their communities, by providing funds for educational programs, scholarships, financial aid and the preservation of Kappa heritage within the context of women's history” (www.facebook.com/kappafoundation). Through donations made to the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, Kappa is able to provide unique learning opportunities to its members such as Kappa Leadership Academy, provide scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate level Kappas, provide financial assistance to sisters in need through the Rose McGill Aid Fund, and preserve the Fraternity’s rich heritage through our museums at Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and The Stewart House in Monmouth, Illinois.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
Reading Is Fundamental’s express mission is “to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8” (www.rif.org/us/about-rif). Through book drives and volunteer efforts at local schools, the Akron Alumnae Association supports Kappa Kappa Gamma’s dedication to ending illiteracy.
For more inforation on any of our philanthropies, please go to the "Links" page.
We're always looking for new fundraising ideas! Have an idea for a fundraising activity or local philanthropic effort? Go to the "Contact Us" page and submit your idea.