Philanthropy has become an inseparable part of Kappa life for both collegians and alumnae. Service to others has been a natural outcome of Kappa values. In 2004, we announced our first-ever national philanthropy, RIF (Reading is Fundamental). This program works to build a literate nation by helping young people discover the joy of reading. RIF's highest priority is to serve the nation's under-served children and families through the development and delivery of literacy programs and campaigns that motivate youth to read regularly.
As individuals with time, talents and treasures, Kappas first support our sisters; second, we participate in local service projects; and third, we serve the greater good.
Our chapter women support elementary schools, Relay for Life, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. Chapter fundraising events support causes such as the American Cancer Society, breast cancer/Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, tsunami relief, and multiple sclerosis research. They have also supported the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation with financial gifts and Rose McGill magazine subscription sales to help fund scholarships, confidential aid, education and training, and support of our two museums.
A few places that the Albuquerque Alumnae Association support
- Pete's Play Ground
- UNM Presidential Scholarship
- Holiday Sharing
- Gamma Beta Scholarships
- Cuidado de Los Ninos
- Albuquerque Humane Association
If you have ideas for RIF projects to be sponsored by the AA of KKG please contact our philanthropy/scholarship chairman.